I am a philosophy doctoral candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center. I work primarily on issues that arise at the intersection of ethics and epistemology. I also have interests in philosophy of art, feminist philosophy and philosophy of education.


In my dissertation, I defend a rehabilitated account of personal authenticity. According to this account, actions are authentic when they are motivated by a reason the agent possesses in virtue of what she cares about. I argue that the value of authenticity can explain some otherwise puzzling features of deference to moral and aesthetic testimony.

Miranda Fricker is my dissertation advisor. Noël Carroll and Iakovos Vasiliou sit on my dissertation committee.

Outside of philosophy, I enjoy biking, roller skating and reading fiction.

I can be reached at shannon.michelle.brick@gmail.com


  • Tomasz Zyglewicz and I were awarded a Hypatia Diversity Grant for the "Towards A Feminsit X-Phi" project. Learn more here.