Kirsty Ironside

Kirsty Ironside

Ph.D. Candidate
Graduate Teaching Assistant



Kirsty Ironside

Kirsty Ironside is a Ph.D. candidate at Wayne State University with a primary research interest in Feminist History of Philosophy. Her dissertation focuses on, firstly, the intersections between ancient Greek views on women’s biology and epistemology; and secondly, modern Feminist perspectives on issues such as pornography and epistemic injustice. Kirsty's additional research interests include Philosophy of Race/Gender/Sexuality, Social/Political Philosophy, Moral Psychology, Applied Ethics, and Attic Greek language/literature.

Research interest(s)/area of expertise

  • Ancient Greek Philosophy

  • Feminist History of Philosophy

  • Feminist Epistemology


  • M.A., Philosophy, Wayne State University (2022)
  • B.A. (Hons), Philosophy, University of Pretoria (2017)
  • B.A., Philosophy & Psychology, University of Pretoria (2016)

Awards and grants

 Thomas C. Rumble Fellowship (2022)

Selected publications

"'Feminizing' the City: Plato on Women, Masculinity, and Thumos" (co-authored with Prof. Joshua Wilburn), Hypatia (Forthcoming)

Courses taught by Kirsty Ironside

Fall Term 2023 (current)

Winter Term 2022

Fall Term 2021