Kristin Culbertson

I am a graduate student in philosophy at the University of Connecticut.

My interests are primarily in ethics, wellbeing, and Buddhist philosophy. I am also interested in philosophy of religion and comparative philosophy.

In my dissertation, I take on traditionally feminist and Aristotelian concerns about wellbeing from a Buddhist perspective. I propose a moral framework oriented towards the elimination of suffering, and then show that this framework can help us to resolve difficult questions about living well under oppression. This has implications for how we view personal identity, appropriateness of moral emotions, and cultivation of virtues.