Naomi Zack, Department of Philosophy

Academic Areas:
Race, Racial Profiling, Homelessness, Feminism, Social Justice

Naomi Zack is an academic expert in race, racial profiling, homelessness, feminism, and disaster ethics. At the University of Oregon, she is a professor in the Department of Philosophy. Her recent work focuses on how discussions around white privilege distract from the real issues of racial profiling in American policing. Zack has spoken nationally and internationally, written numerous articles and 14 books, including “White Privilege and Black Rights,”(2015)  “The Ethics and Mores of Race: Equality After the History of Philosophy”(2011) and “Ethics for Disaster” (2010).”

Contact: | 541-346-1547


Recent Media:
Philosophy Talk: White Privilege and Racial Injustice (KALW, Oct. 5, 2018)
All mixed up: What do we call people of multiple backgrounds? (NPR Code Switch, Aug. 25, 2016)
Post-post-racial America? (Inside Higher Ed, July 22, 2015)
New book by philosophy professor Naomi Zack tackles black rights (Around the O, May 4, 2015)
What ‘white privilege’ really means (The New York Times, Nov. 5, 2014)