Cori Wong

Contact Information

Phone: (970) 491-3331

Email: Cori.Wong@colostate.edu

Office: 213A Willard O. Eddy Hall

Office Hours: Mondays 1:30-3:00 or by appointment

Role: Staff

Position: Special Assistant to the President and Special Instructor

Concentration:
  • Feminist Theory and Practice
  • Feminist Philosophy
  • Feminist Epistemology
  • Publicly-Engaged Philosophy
  • Identity and Embodiment (esp. Gender Race and Sexuality)
  • Democratic Education and Pedagogy

Department: Ethnic Studies and Women's Studies & Gender Research

Biography

Dr. Cori Wong is Special Assistant to the President of Colorado State University and Director of the Women and Gender Collaborative - a Presidential Initiative. Dr. Wong is also Assistant Professor in the Center for Women's Studies and Gender Research. She earned a dual-title Ph.D. in Philosophy and Women's Studies from the Pennsylvania State University after graduating summa cum laude with a B.A. in Philosophy from Colorado State University.

With a passion for teaching, learning, and approaching education as a practice of freedom, Dr. Wong empowers others to think through everyday life experiences for personal transformation and greater social justice. In addition to teaching in academic settings, she is committed to engaging general public audiences on issues of gender, race, sexuality, cultural ignorance, epistemic injustice, and political resistance. Over several years, Dr. Wong has done this advocacy and outreach work through various mediums, including her blog and YouTube channel, magazine articles, public talks, and as an independent philosophical practitioner. In light of her research in feminist theory and practice, embodied experiences of oppression, and positive psychology, Dr. Wong uses her method of “positive philosophy” to engage with others on these difficult topics and demonstrate how critical reflection and disciplined thinking can be as fun and exciting as they are important and challenging. She has taught courses on feminist philosophy and women's studies, race and diversity, love and sex, medical ethics, Asian philosophies, moral values and the good life, and the value of democratic education in a market economy.

Education

Ph.D. The Pennsylvania State University

Courses

WS 370 Feminist Friendship

WS 270 Feminist Theories