Tamsin Kimoto

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An interview with Tamsin

Fourth Year PhD Student


  • PhD Philosophy, Emory University – in progress
  • Graduate Certificate, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Emory University
  • MA Philosophy, Loyola Marymount University 2014
  • BA Philosophy, Northern Arizona University 2012

Research Interests:

  • Bioethics
  • Critical Phenomenology
  • Feminist Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Race
  • Social and Political Philosophy


  • 2020. Book Review. The Life and Death of Latisha King: A Critical Phenomenology of Transphobia, by Gayle Salamon (New York: NYU Press, 2018). GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies 26(3).
  • 2019. “Eros” co-authored with Cynthia Willett. In 50 Concepts for a Critical Phenomenology, edited by Ann Murphy, Gayle Salamon, and Gail Weiss (Evanston: Northwestern University Press).
  • 2018. “Merleau-Ponty, Fanon, and Phenomenological Forays in Trans Life.” APA Newsletter on LGBTQ Issues in Philosophy 18(1): 16-21.
  • 2018. “Becoming Restive: Orientations in Asian American Feminist Theory and Praxis.” In Asian American Feminisms and Women of Color Politics, edited by Lynn Fujiwara and Shireen Roshanravan (Seattle: University of Washington Press).
  • 2018. Book Review. The Remedy: Queer and Trans Voices on Health and Health Care, edited by Zena Sharman (Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press, 2016). International Journal for Feminist Approaches to Bioethics 11(2): 166-170.
  • 2018. “Trans Philosophers and the Politics of Bathrooms.” Blog of the APA: Available here.
  • 2017. “Specters of Sovereignty: Comments on Andrew Dilts’ ‘Toward Abolitionist Genealogy’.” The Southern Journal of Philosophy 55(S1): 78-85.

Presentations (2019-2020 AY):

  • “Defining Transphobia: Orientation, Objectification, and Objects,” philoSOPHIA, Nashville, TN, May 2020
  • “The Political Life of Gossip,” Theorizing at Rowan, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ, April 2020
  • “A Critical Instrumentalist Approach to the Metaphysics of Race,” Department of Philosophy, New School for Social Research, New York, NY, February 2020
  • “The New Biologies of Race: Health and Environmental Racism on the Rez,” Department of Philosophy, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, January 2020
  • “Extended Erotics: Trans and Disabled Feminist Approaches to Sexuality,” Society for the Philosophy of Sex and Love, American Philosophical Association—Eastern Division, Philadelphia, PA, January 2020
  • Commentator, Book Session on Gayle Salamon’s The Life and Death of Latisha King: A Critical Phenomenology of Transphobia, American Philosophical Association—Eastern Division, Philadelphia, PA, January 2020
  • “Inhabiting Disappointment: Affective Mis-Orientations in Queer & Trans Asian America,” American Studies Association, Honolulu, HI, November 2019
  • Commentator, Book Session on Alexis Shotwell’s Against Purity: Living Ethically in Compromised Times, International Association for Environmental Philosophy, Pittsburgh, PA, November 2019


Instructor of Record:

  • PHIL 100 (Basic Problems in Philosophy), Summer 2019
  • PHIL 116 (Introduction to Bioethics), Spring 2019
  • PHIL 124 (Philosophy of Race and Ethnicity), Fall 2018

Teaching Assistant:

  • WGS 205W (Introduction to Sexuality Studies), Dr. Deboleena Roy, Spring 2018
  • WGS 100W (Gender Trouble), Dr. Lynne Huffer, Fall 2017


  • Graduate Representative, SPEP Committee for the Status of Women, November 2019-present
  • Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, Emory Graduate Student Government Association, July 2019-May 2020
  • Graduate Liaison, APA Standing Committee on Inclusiveness in the Profession, July 2018-June 2020
  • Graduate Student Council Member, American Philosophical Association, July 2018-June 2020
  • Steering Committee Member, Trans Philosophy Project, Fall 2017-present
  • Culture and Climate Liaison, Department of Philosophy, Fall 2017-Spring 2018
  • MAP Chapter Organizer, Summer 2017-Spring 2019


  • George W. Woodruff Fellowship, Laney Graduate School, Emory University, Fall 2016-present
  • Provost’s Predoctoral Diversity Fellow, University of Memphis, Fall 2014-Spring 2016