Christia Mercer is an American philosopher and the Gustave M. Berne Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Columbia University. She is known for her work on the history of early modern philosophy, the history of Platonism, and the history of gender. Her Twitter profile describes her as a “sometimes activist” and she has received national attention for her work teaching in prisons and advocating for educational opportunities for incarcerated people. She is the Director and Founder of the Center for New Narratives in Philosophy at Columbia University, which works to “promote diversity in philosophy as it is practiced and taught.” She is the editor of Oxford Philosophical Concepts, co-editor of Oxford New Histories of Philosophy, and the president of the American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division, 2019-20.
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