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Lily Hu is a PhD candidate in Applied Mathematics and Philosophy at Harvard University. She works in philosophy of (social) science and political and social philosophy. Her current project broadly concerns causal theorizing about the social world, with a particular focus on causal inference methodologies in the social sciences, how these various statistical frameworks treat and measure the “causal effect” of social categories such as race, and ultimately, how such methods are seen to back normative claims about racial discrimination and inequalities broadly. Previously, she has worked on topics in machine learning theory and algorithmic fairness.
She holds an A.B. in Mathematics from Harvard College and taught English and Spanish history in Madrid on a Fulbright Fellowship. She will be starting as an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Yale University in 2022. Her work is presently supported by a fellowship from the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics and the Jain Family Institute.
She can be reached by email at lilyhu 'at' g.harvard.edu.