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Dr. Jeanine Weekes Schroer

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Professional title

Associate Professor, Associate Head, and Philosophy Chair


Dr. Schroer is a philosopher of race and feminist theory and an assistant professor of philosophy at UMD.  Her teaching and research concern the metaphysics of race and racism; feminist ethics and social theory; and empirical and experimental philosophical approaches to racism, sexism, and ethics.  

Most of her projects endeavor to understand the complex interaction between social oppression and moral agency.  Her presentations and publications, thus, explore a range of loosely related topics:  how university sexual harassment policies might be improved by better conceptions of the relationship between the university and its students, faculty, and staff; the intersection of race, gender, racism, and sexism in perceptions of black women's marriageability; the future of feminism; and most recently, the pernicious way particular kinds of subverting discourse contribute to the oppression of vulnerable social groups.  

She is currently working on several minor projects on bullying and the consequences of cognitive interruption for narrative conceptions of identity and two major projects:  A book on the problems of contemporary political discourse and a longterm project (that will include a website) articulating the nature of slurs and examining particular slurs.

Currently Teaching

  • PHIL 1001 Introduction to Philosophy MWF @ 8am - 8:50am in HUM 314 or 9am - 9:50am in MONT 203
  • PHIL 3291 Current Social & Political Philosophy MWF @ 11am - 12:50pm in CINA 308

Courses Taught

  • PHIL 1001 Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHIL 1008 Critical Thinking
  • PHIL 2001 Existential Literature
  • PHIL 3242 Values and Technology
  • PHIL 3245 Aesthetics
  • PHIL 3291 Social/Political Philosophy


  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Illinois Chicago, Philosophy with concentration in Women and Gender Studies,
  • Master of Arts, University of Illinois Chicago, Philosophy
  • Bachelors of Philosophy, Miami University, Interdisciplinary Studies

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