Wendy Salkin is an Assistant Professor in the Philosophy Department and a Faculty Affiliate at the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity at Stanford University. Her primary research is in social and political philosophy, moral philosophy, black political thought, philosophy of race, and philosophy of law. She also works on questions in feminist philosophy, criminal law, constitutional law, bioethics and legal ethics. Before coming to Stanford, Wendy was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at San Francisco State University. She received her Ph.D. in Philosophy from Harvard University in May 2018. She wrote her dissertation, "Informal Political Representation: Normative and Conceptual Foundations," under the supervision of Tommie Shelby, T.M. Scanlon, Richard Moran, and Eric Beerbohm.
Wendy holds a J.D. from Stanford Law School and a B.A. in Philosophy and Africana Studies from New York University. She has served as a law clerk to the Honorable Judge Rosemary Barkett and the Honorable Judge Adalberto Jordan on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and as a legal adviser to Judge Barkett on the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal in The Hague.