Sarah Tyson

Sarah K. Tyson, Ph.D.
Chair of Philosophy • Associate Professor, PhD

Office: Plaza M108 J

Mailing Address:
Department of Philosophy
P.O. Box 173364
Campus Box 179
Denver, CO 80217-3364

Physical Location:
955 Lawrence St.
Plaza Building, Room M108

Office Hours for Spring 2024:

Mondays 3:30-4:30pm

Expertise Areas: Feminist Philosophy and Critical Prison Studies


Education & Degrees

Ph.D.  Philosophy, Vanderbilt University, August 2011
B.A.  Philosophy, Earlham College, 2002

Courses Taught

Couse Descriptions Can Be Found Here

PHIL 3500: Culture and Ideology: Racism and Sexism
PHIL 4812: Gender and Sexuality
PHIL 4812: Reclaiming Women Philosophers
PHIL 4812: The Woman Question

Click Here to check out a blog post discussing Dr. Tyson's new book: "Where Are The Women?"

Where Are the Women? - Blog Post discussing Dr. Tyson's new book!

Selected Publications


Where are the Women? Why Expanding the Archive Makes Philosophy Better, (New York: Columbia University Press, 2018). **Note: if you are unable to read this book online via the Auraria Library, please come to the Philosophy Department. We may be able to help you.**

Philosophy Imprisoned: The Love of Wisdom in the Age of Mass Incarceration, co-edited with Joshua Hall, (Lanham: Lexington Books, 2014). **Note: if you are unable to find this book in the Auraria Library, please come to the Philosophy Department. We may have a copy available.**

Articles & Chapters

The Heart of the Other?” in Deconstructing the Death Penalty: Essays on Derrida’s Death Penalty Seminars edited by Kelly Oliver and Stephanie Straub, chapter 12, (New York: Fordham University Press, 2018). 

Feminism and the Carceral State: Gender-Responsive Justice, Community Accountability, and the Epistemology of Antiviolence” in Feminist Philosophy Quarterly 3.1 (2017), co-authored with Brady Heiner.

Prison Abolition and a Culture of Sexual Difference,” in Death and Other Penalties: Philosophy in a Time of Mass Incarceration edited by Geoffrey Adelsberg, Lisa Guenther, and Scott Zeman, (New York: Fordham University Press, 2015): p. 210-224.

Experiments in Responsibility: Pocket Parks, Radical Anti-Violence Work, and the Social Ontology of Safety,” in Radical Philosophy Review, 17.2 (2014): p. 421-434.

From the Exclusion of Women to the Transformation of Philosophy: Reclamation and Its Possibilities,” in Metaphilosophy 45.1 (2014): p. 1-19.

Reclamation from Absence? Luce Irigaray and Women in the History of Philosophy,” in Hypatia 28.3 (2013): p. 483-498.