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A Bit About Me

My name is Rebeccah Leiby (rhymes with 'lime tree'), but I publish under my initials (R.S. Leiby). I'm an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Elon University.


From Spring 2022 to Spring 2023, I was the inaugural Hoffberger Ethics Fellow at the University of Baltimore's Hoffberger Center for Ethical Engagement (previously the Hoffberger Center for Professional Ethics), where I had the pleasure and privilege of leading a redesign of UBalt's general ethics curriculum. I received my Ph.D. in Philosophy in 2022 from Boston University. 

I work primarily on political philosophy and ethics. My current research focuses on issues surrounding ethical obligation within the context of transitional justice (and the aftermath of significant social and political wrongdoing more generally). When I'm not doing philosophy, I enjoy cooking and baking, hugging every cat within catching distance, consuming truly irresponsible amounts of science fiction, and playing video games that involve farming and/or being stealthy. Recently-ish, I was interviewed for the APA Blog.

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