Wendy Salkin is an Assistant Professor in the Philosophy Department and a Faculty Affiliate at the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity at Stanford University. Her primary research is in social and political philosophy, moral philosophy, black political thought, philosophy of race, and philosophy of law. She also works on questions in feminist philosophy, criminal law, constitutional law, bioethics and legal ethics. Before coming to Stanford, Wendy was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at San Francisco State University. She received her Ph.D. in Philosophy from Harvard University in May 2018. She wrote her dissertation, "Informal Political Representation: Normative and Conceptual Foundations," under the supervision of Tommie Shelby, T.M. Scanlon, Richard Moran, and Eric Beerbohm.
Wendy holds a J.D. from Stanford Law School and a B.A. in Philosophy and Africana Studies from New York University. She has served as a law clerk to the Honorable Judge Rosemary Barkett and the Honorable Judge Adalberto Jordan on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and as a legal adviser to Judge Barkett on the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal in The Hague.
The Political Theory Workshop offers faculty and other scholars an opportunity to present "in progress" or recently completed work to a diverse audience from political science, philosophy, law, and other social sciences and humanities. Workshop papers come from all areas of political theory, including normative and positive theory, legal theory, and the history of political thought. Papers are circulated ten days before the seminar. Participants are expected to read the paper before the workshop. Each session begins with comments and questions on the paper by a discussant, a brief response from the author, followed by a general discussion.