Professor Robin Dembroff will be visiting the Gender Institute in April 2023.  

Monday 30 January 2023

The St Andrews Institute for Gender Studies is delighted to announce that Professor Robin Dembroff will be visiting the Institute in April 2023.




Robin Dembroff is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Yale University. They work on feminist and LGBTQ philosophy, with a focus on what gender is and how it shapes social outcomes, experiences, and ways of knowing. Dembroff’s current book project, Real Men on Top: How Patriarchy Weaponizes Gender, is under contract with Oxford University Press, with a planned release in 2024. Their work has been published in professional journals spanning three disciplines, and appears in popular venues including Scientific American, The Boston Review, TIME, The Guardian, and The New York Review of Books. In 2019, Dembroff co-authored an amicus brief in support of gay and transgender employees, which was submitted to the United States Supreme Court on behalf of over seventy philosophy professors. They have given over a dozen keynotes and named lectures, and will be a panelist for the 2023 Tanner Lecture on Human Values at the University of Michigan. In 2022, Britannica named Dembroff one of twenty “shapers of the future” under 40 in academia and ideas. 

Professor Dembroff is being incredibly generous with their time, and during their visit they will be giving a lecture (18th April, 4pm-6pm), presenting at the Arché Feminist Philosophy and Social Theory seminar (19th April, 4pm-6pm), and delivering a graduate student masterclass (20th April, 11am-2pm).  More information about these events will be distributed in due course.