Curriculum Vitae

LAUREN SCHAEFFER
[email protected]
321 Dodd Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1451

EDUCATION
PhD in Philosophy, University of California, Los Angeles — Winter 2019
 Dissertation: Oppression and Resistance
 Committee: A J Julius (chair), Barbara Herman, Calvin Normore, Louise Hornby
MA in Philosophy, University of California, Los Angeles — Fall 2012
BA in Philosophy, Ursinus College, Magna Cum Laude — Spring 2009

Areas of Specialization
Moral, Political, and Feminist Philosophy

Areas of Competence
Social Philosophy, Bioethics

AWARDS
2018 Departmental Distinguished Teaching Award

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
University of California, Los Angeles

Lecturer, Philosophy:
Winter 2020: Introduction to Philosophy of Religion
Fall 2019: Feminist Issues in Value Theory: the Ethics and Politics of Resistance
Spring 2019: Philosophical Analysis of Issues in Feminist Theory – Gender and Oppression
Spring 2019: Topics in Medical Ethics – Health and Society

Instructor, Philosophy:
Summer 2018: Gender and Social Justice
Summer 2016: Introduction to Ethical Theory

Teaching Assistant, Philosophy:
Spring 2017: Logic, Second Course (L. Struble)
Winter 2017: Introduction to Political Philosophy (D. Dover)
Fall 2016: Introduction to Ethical Theory (A. Julius)
Spring 2016: Patriarchy and Antipatriarchy (A. Julius)
Winter 2016: Logic (S. Levy)
Summer 2014: Existentialism (J. Jennings)
Spring 2014: Introduction to Philosophy of Science (K. Eliott)
Winter 2013: Capitalism and Anticapitalism (A. Julius)
Fall 2013: Society and Morals (S. Shiffrin)
Summer 2013: Existentialism (J. Jennings)
Spring 2013: Introduction to Ethical Theory – Writing Intensive (P. Hieronymi)
Winter 2012: Introduction to Political Philosophy (A. Julius)
Fall 2012: Skepticism and Rationality (A. Hsu)
Summer 2012: History of Greek Philosophy (L. Chae)
Spring 2012: Philosophy in Literature (T. Nguyen)
Winter 2011: Introduction to Ethical Theory (G. Lawrence)
Fall 2011: Skepticism and Rationality (A. Hsu)

TALKS
Speaker, “Rethinking the Double-Bind”
 UCLA Philosophy Albritton Society, February 2019

Panelist, “Weapons of Social Justice: Community and Student Activism”
 UCLA Graduate Conference in Spanish and Portuguese, April 2016

Speaker, “Ending the Silence about Sexual Harassment and Assault at UCLA: Know your Rights!!”
 #TheUndercommons at UCLA, March 2016

Guest Paper, “Conversation and Epistemic Injustice”
 Graduate Seminar on Conversation (D. Dover), March 2016

Commentator, “Sexual Agency Under Coercion” by Quitterie Gounot
 USC/UCLA Graduate Conference in Philosophy, February 2016

Panelist, “Left Strategies for the Academic Workers' Movement”
 Left Forum NYC, May 2015

Commentator, “Turn Down for What: Laws as Tools” by Olufemi Taiwo
 UCLA and University of Antwerp Joint Conference on Law and Philosophy, October 2014

Guest Lecture, “On Sex, Race, and Class”
 Undergraduate course on Capitalism and Anticapitalism (A. Julius), March 2014

Commentator, “On what it takes for something to ground itself: a deflationary approach” by David Kovacs
 USC/UCLA Graduate Conference in Philosophy, February 2013

AFFILIATIONS
Aspiring Thinkers/Pacific Partners in Critical Thinking
 University of Queensland-initiated professional network of critical thinking educators providing pedagogy resources and mentorship through occasional in-person trainings and monthly online meetings

UCLA Minorities and Philosophy Chapter
 Network of students and faculty addressing issues of minority participation in academic philosophy

UC-AFT LOCAL 1990
 Member-run union representing non-Senate faculty and librarians at UCLA

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
Referee
 USC/UCLA Graduate Conference in Philosophy, 2011-2019

Department Steward
 UC Student Workers Union, UCLA - UAW Local 2865, 2014-2018

Conference Co-Organizer
 Coalition of Graduate Employee Unions Conference, 2016

Undergraduate Mentor
 UCLA Minorities and Philosophy Program, 2014-2016

Graduate Student Representative
 UCLA Department of Philosophy, 2012-2013

Conference Co-Organizer
 USC/UCLA Graduate Conference in Philosophy, 2012


Research

details soon

Teaching

 Fall 2019: Feminist Issues in Value Theory: the Ethics and Politics of Resistance
Office Hours: T/Th 12-1 at LuValle and by appointment / syllabus

 Winter 2020: Introduction to Philosophy of Religion

 Spring 2020: Philosophical Analysis of Issues in Feminist Theory

Recommended listening: Unmute Podcast

Contact

Dr. Lauren Schaeffer
UCLA Department of Philosophy
321 Dodd Hall Box 951451
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1451
[email protected]

Pronouns: they/them/theirs