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Vida Yao is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Rice University. She received her Ph.D. at UNC Chapel Hill in 2016 and did her undergraduate work at the University of British Columbia and UC Berkeley, as a Killam-Fulbright Fellow. She works in ethics and moral psychology, has written on gracious love, weakness of will, the guise of the good thesis, and implicit bias. She organizes and hosts the Rice Workshop in Humanistic Ethics sponsored by the Doerr Institute for New Leaders and the Rice School of Humanities. She regularly teaches classes on the history of ethics, death, and feminist philosophy.