I'm Alexandra, a philosophy PhD Candidate at the University of Toronto. I completed my MA at Brandeis University and my BA at The College of Wooster. As of fall 2024, I am also an Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream at the University of Toronto, Scarborough.

While my doctoral research focuses primarily on love, I have additional interests in ethics and aesthetics broadly speaking, as well as a growing interest in the intersection of AI/computing ethics and the philosophy of disability. From 2020 to 2023 my research on love was funded by the Government of Canada through a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Canada Graduate Scholarship. 

Outside of philosophy, I'm a passionate advocate for mental health and disability visibility: I have served on the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) Mental Health Advisory Committee, was an inaugural member of the Faculty of Arts and Science Cultures of Care Network Pilot Program, and was a consulting member of the SGS Healthy Labs Recognition Program. I am also the co-founder and former co-chair of both the UofT philosophy department's graduate Mental Health & Disability Caucus (MH&D) and the international MH&D Network, also for philosophy graduate students.

You can reach me at a.gustafson@mail.utoronto.ca

Alexandra Gustafson