Valerie Soon

Valerie Soon, Postdoctoral Fellow at the McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society
Graham Stuart Lounge - Encina Hall West, Room 400
Valerie Soon

I recently completed my PhD in Philosophy at Duke University.  I work in Social and Political Philosophy, Ethics, and Philosophy of Social Science. My research broadly focuses on the normative dimensions of social sorting or segregation. Specifically, I'm interested in the tension between the freedom of association and the right to local control, on the one hand, and the harms of exclusion on the other.

Starting Fall 2021, I will be a Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University's McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society.

In my free time, I enjoy running, hiking, and helping to train assistance dogs with Eyes Ears Nose and Paws.

You can contact me at vjsoon[at]