Tyler Zimmer

Tyler Zimmer
Lecturer and Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies
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PhD, Northwestern University, 2015; BA, Vanderbilt University, 2008
Teaching at UChicago since 2019
Research Interests: Political Philosophy, Ethics, Philosophy of Race, Feminist Philosophy

Tyler Zimmer received his BA from Vanderbilt and his PhD from Northwestern. His areas of specialization include political philosophy, ethics, philosophy of race, and feminist philosophy. His current research focuses on topics such as masculinity, the moral justifiability of capital income, and reparations for historical injustice. He also has strong interests in the philosophy of economics.

In his capacity as Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies, he advises students on course selection, choice of track for the philosophy major, and study abroad as well as grant/fellowship opportunities. Among other things, he aids majors interested in doing a BA thesis and advises students on post-graduation opportunities, internships, and graduate school applications. He also works with the DUS to evaluate undergraduate curriculum and develop new curricular initiatives. Students should feel free to contact him with questions or concerns about anything related to the undergraduate philosophy program.

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Publications

“Gentrification” in The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of the City (2019) 

“Gentrification as Injustice: An Egalitarian Approach to Urban Housing Markets,” Public Affairs Quarterly (January 2017)