About Me

I am Research Assistant Professor in the Philosophy, Politics, and Economics program at UNC Chapel Hill. I work on political philosophy and ethics; I also have related interests in feminist philosophy, philosophy of law, and the history of ethics and political philosophy.

I received my doctorate from UCSD in October 2015. My dissertation, Studies in Ideal and Non-Ideal Theory, comprised a series of essays on the theory and application of the ideal/non-ideal distinction in political and moral philosophy.

I grew up in Oregon. Before my PhD, I received a BA in philosophy and government from Claremont McKenna College and did a brief stint at a software company in the Midwest. My interests outside of philosophy include running and exploring California (especially Big Sur, where the photo at the top of this page was taken). I also got to talk Rawls with Alex Trebek on the May 25, 2015 episode of Jeopardy!

You can contact me at amyeberg@unc.edu.