Holly Stevenson

Holly Stevenson
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Holly is a fourth-year Ph.D. student and has earned her Masters in Philosophy.  In 2018 she completed the Ph.D. certificate in Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies. She has also completed the College Teaching Certificate and the Online Teaching Certificate within the College of Education.  In 2016 she graduated from The University of Glasgow with 1:1 M.A. Honours Philosophy. She is currently serving as the Community Engagement Graduate Assistant for the All of Us National Research Program within the National Network of Libraries of Medicine at The University of Iowa. 


Areas of Interest

Value Theory, Applied Ethics (Philosophy of Race, Law, Gender), Virtue Ethics, Political and Social Philosophy, Meta-Ethics 

Conferences Presentations

“Critiquing How We Define Philosophical Terms” at Craft, Critique and Culture at The University of Iowa, Iowa, April 2020.

“Who benefits from how we define a benefit?” at Putting the “Social” in Social Justice, Equality, Equity and Feasibility, Graduate Philosophy Conference, Concordia University, Montreal, March 2020.

“Who decides how we define our concepts?” at Symposium for Gender and Women Studies at Southern Illinois University, Collinsville, March 2020.

“What is a Benefit?”  at Louisiana State University’s Graduate Philosophical Conference, Baton Rouge, April 2019.

 “Are There Benefits to Benefits?” at Ethics and Political, Social and Legal Conference, University of Michigan-Flint, Center for Cognition and Neuroscience/Department of Philosophy, October 2018.

 “Race and Resistance” Conference at Morgan State University, Baltimore, Maryland. “An Alteration to Mills’ Racial Contract” April, 2018. 

 “Racial Justice Is Not Black or White” University of Iowa’s Graduate Jakobsen Conference March, 2018. 

 “An Argument Against The Use of the “N” Word By All” , The University of Utah, Graduate Philosophy Conference February, 2017.

 “An Argument Against The Use of the “N” Word By All”, Long Island Philosophical Society Conference, New York, April 2017.

 "The Ethics of the N Word."  University of Iowa Graduate Philosophical Society conference, November 2016.

Honors & Awards: 

University of Iowa's Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award (2016-2017) 

Selected Publications: 

“Are There Benefits To Benefits?”  published in JEUL - The University of Michigan’s Journal of Ethical Urban Living.