Dr. Stephanie C. Jenkins is an Assistant Professor in the School of History, Philosophy, and Religion at Oregon State University. She is the co-founder and former co-director of the Phronesis Lab for Engaged Ethics, as well as the current Director of the Oregon State University Disability Network. Her research and teaching interests include feminist philosophy, disability studies, critical animal studies, and ethics. In addition to publishing scholarly articles in moral philosophy, she is co-editing the forthcoming book, Cripping Critical Animal Studies. She is an innovator in the developing field of Public Philosophy. Dr. Jenkins designed and teaches the “Philosophy School of Phish,” a for-credit college course that uses the rock band as a case study for exploring the Philosophy of Art and Music. The course has been featured in Billboard, the Wall Street Journal, and the Rock School Radio Show.
Dr. Jenkins grew up in Bangor, Maine. She graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Emory University with a B.A. in Philosophy. While in college, she competed in policy debate and volunteered for the Urban Debate League as a member of the Barkley Forum. Dr. Jenkins received her M.A. in Philosophy and dual Ph.D in Philosophy and Women’s Studies from the Pennsylvania State University in 2012.