Yuan Yuan is an Assistant Professor Faculty Fellow of Philosophy at NYU Shanghai. Prior to this appointment, she was an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Virginia Commonwealth University. She received her PhD in Philosophy from Yale University in 2020. Her primary areas of research are ethics, political philosophy, and philosophy of law, with an emphasis on the interface between them.
She is currently working on a series of papers on just war theory, which defends the core principles of the international laws of war by illustrating how political relations transform interpersonal morality in politically oriented or mediated warfare. She also has a secondary research interest in experimental philosophy, employing empirical methods to explore patterns in ordinary people’s philosophical intuitions.