Renée Jorgensen Bolinger
Dr. Jorgensen Bolinger is an assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Michigan. Dr. Jorgensen Bolinger’s research focuses on the relationship between agents’ moral and civil rights and their society’s informal social norms and conventions, especially as they relate to managing risk. Dr. Jorgensen Bolinger’s current book project, Rewriting Rights: Making Reasonable Mistakes in a Social Context, explores how social norms shape agents’ moral rights and demands on each other, and can be leveraged to give content to the notion of ‘reasonable mistakes’ in consent and self-defense. Dr. Jorgensen Bolinger also has ongoing research projects in the social and political philosophy of language, specifically slurs, epithets, and hate speech; the use of statistical information for racial profiling, statistical discrimination, predictive policing, and sentencing; and just war theory.