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 Fall 2022:

Mondays 2:00pm to 3:00pm and by appointment

Expertise Areas:
Feminist Philosophy and Critical Prison Studies

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


Where are the Women? Why Expanding the Archive Makes Philosophy Better, (New York: Columbia University Press, 2018).

Philosophy Imprisoned: The Love of Wisdom in the Age of Mass Incarceration, co-edited with Joshua Hall, (Lanham: Lexington Books, 2014).


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

“Feminism and the Carceral State: Gender-Responsive Justice, Community Accountability, and the Epistemology of Antiviolence,” co-authored with Brady Heiner, Feminist Philosophy Quarterly, 3.1 (2017): 1-36.

“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): 210-224.

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

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