New PhD Student

Simone Sommer Degn is the new PhD at CEPDISC

07.09.2020 | Line Kjær Vesterbæk

Simone Sommer Degn

Simone Sommer Degn. Foto: privat

Hi! I'm Simone and I'm the new PhD at CEPDISC (The Center for the Experimental-Philosophical Study of Discrimination), a new fundamental research center of excellence. I'll be researching and defining the necessary and sufficient conditions of the concept of discrimination as it's used in disciplines like philosophy, sociology, law and economics. I expect to find discrepancies between the disciplines' usage of the concept and thus contribute to answer the basic, but not simple, question of what discrimination is.

CEPDISC is devoted to answer the questions 1) What is discrimination, 2) What's morally objectionable about discrimination, 3) How to prevent discrimination, and my PhD project aims to help answer the first question. 

Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen is my main supervisor and Søren Serritzlew is the co-supervisor of my project. 

I hold a Master's degree in Philosophy from Southern University of Denmark (SDU), where I graduated with distinction for my voluntary work on equality matters at the department of Cultural Science. My Bachelor's degree in Philosophy and Organizational Communication is also from SDU. When I was abroad for a semester, I studied Corporate Management and Economics at the avantgarde institution Zeppelin Universität in Germany. 

My academic interests are usually within political philosophy. Topics of interest include diversity concepts, affirmative action, feminist theory, implicit biases and discrimination. 

My office is located in room 1340-260, you're welcome to get in touch if you'd like to discuss discrimination or related issues!