Alison Bailey is a Professor of Philosophy at Illinois State University where she directs the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program. Her scholarship engages issues at the intersections of feminist theories, philosophy of race, critical whiteness studies, and social epistemology (especially epistemic injustice and ignorance). Her recent work has addressed issues of anger and epistemic injustice. Her forthcoming book, The Weight of Whiteness: Feminist Engagements with Privilege, Race, and Ignorance (Lexington Books, 2020) is framed as a series of invitations to wade slowly and mindfully into the inherited weight of whiteness and to h…

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