About Me

I am a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at UNC Chapel Hill and a Core Faculty Member in the Joint UNC/Duke Program in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. In fall 2017, I will join the Philosophy Department at Rhode Island College as an Assistant Professor.

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 North Carolina (as well as 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.