Contact: renee.bolinger@gmail.com

I am a postdoctoral research fellow in the School of Philosophy at Australian National University. At the moment, I'm working on the moral significance of risk, as part of an Australian Research Council (ARC) project with Seth Lazar, Lara Buchak, Alan Hajek, Philip Pettit, Frank Jackson, and Katie Steele. I'm exploring questions like how uncertainty about what rights-altering choices others have made (e.g. consenting, unjustly attacking, promising) affects the contours of our moral obligations, and whether (and if so when) willfully undertaking risky activities diminishes an agent's standing to complain against resulting harms or wrongs.

Starting in September 2019, I'll join Princeton University as an assistant professor in the Department of Politics and University Center for Human Values.

I completed my Ph.D. in political philosophy at the University of Southern California in 2017, working primarily with Jonathan Quong, Robin Jeshion, and Mark Schroeder. Before arriving at USC, I completed an M.A. in philosophy at Northern Illinois University and two bachelor's degrees at Biola University.


In my spare time, I paint. I've started a series of portraits of philosophers, painting various famous philosophers in style that highlights themes central to the philosopher's work. You can see those paintings here