School of Humanities and Sciences

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  • Diana Acosta Navas

    Diana Acosta Navas

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Philosophy

    BioDiana Acosta-Navas is an Embedded EthiCS fellow at Stanford University, based in the Center for Ethics in Society (EiS) and the Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI). She holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Harvard University, where she worked as adjunct lecturer in Ethics and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. She was a recipient of the Edmond J. Safra Center Graduate Fellowship during the academic year 2017-2018, and worked as part of the Embedded EthiCS program in the years 2019 and 2020. Diana studied Philosophy at the Universidad de Los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia, after which she did a Master's program at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia.

    She works at the intersection of applied ethics, political philosophy, and public policy, addressing issues related to the protection of human rights in scenarios where violence, prejudice and inequality prevent their effective exercise. She has worked on analyzing the moral and political significance of transitional justice institutions and how these can be morally justified to the victims of human rights violations. Her current work analyzes how the moral principles that inspire the right to free speech may be best upheld in the current public forum and the role of digital platforms in creating conditions for a healthy public debate.

  • Ting-An Lin

    Ting-An Lin

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Philosophy

    BioTing-An Lin is an Interdisciplinary Ethics Postdoctoral Fellow at the McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society, with a partnership affiliation with the Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI).

    Before joining Stanford, she earned her PhD in philosophy from Rutgers University, where she also received a Graduate Certificate in women's and gender studies.

    Her research interests lie at the intersection of ethics, political philosophy, and feminist philosophy, with a particular focus on how new forms of technology (such as AI) shape social structures and impose constraints on different groups of people.

  • Ann Thresher

    Ann Thresher

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Philosophy

    BioAnn C Thresher is an applied ethicist working as part of the new school for sustainability at Stanford University. She received her PhD from the University of California, San Diego, working in the philosophy of science and environmental-ethics, and has two bachelor’s degrees from the University of Sydney, one in Philosophy and one in Physics. She was a graduate fellow at the Institute for Applied Ethics at UC San Diego, and a 2022 Heinrich Hertz fellow at the University of Bonn.

    Her work focuses on emerging environmental technologies and, in particular, what risks we’re warranted in taking to solve environmental crises. As part of this, she works extensively with scientists and policy-makers to help identify and solve the ethics questions that arise out of their work. Current projects include papers on gene-drives, modelling, moratoriums, geo-engineering, and our obligations to future generations. She is also interested in the philosophy of space science and expansion and is currently working on the ethical problems of telescope siting as part of the Next Generation Event Horizon Telescope's HPC working group.

  • Benjamin Xie

    Benjamin Xie

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Philosophy

    BioEmbedded EthiCS Fellow based at the McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society and the Institute for Human-Centered AI (HAI).
    I design tools to contextualize data for equitable computing education, community advocacy, and AI design.
    I engage in the fields of computing education, human-computer interaction, and AI Ethics.