Christian Matheis is a visiting assistant professor of Government and International Affairs in the School of Public and International Affairs at Virginia Tech. Dr. Matheis has a B.S. in Psychology from Oregon State University, an M.A. in Applied Ethics from Oregon State and a Ph.D. in Ethics and Political Philosophy from Virginia Tech. He specializes in scholarship and practice that bridge social and political philosophy and public policy, with concentrations in migration, refugees, feminism, race, indigeneity, and global justice. His recent research focuses on philosophical conceptions of solidarity in liberatory movements, problems of recognition and identity politics in liberal models of social justice, moral criteria for regulating how state administrative agencies treat refugees, critiques of immigration and border policies, critiques of whiteness studies, and the aesthetics of race. Christian is the co-editor of Migration Policy and Practice: Interventions and Solutions (Palgrave 2016), an emeritus editor of the journal SPECTRA: the Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Theory Archives (2012-2015), member and treasurer of the Society for Philosophy in the Contemporary World (SPCW), and a Voices contributor to The Anarres Project for Alternative Futures. Christian’s work appears in various anthologies and edited collections, including: Phenomenology and the Political (2016), Philosophy in the Contemporary World (2011, 2015), the APA Newsletter on Hispanic/Latino Issues in Philosophy (2014), as well as in the forthcoming Women’s Lives Encyclopedia (ABC-CLIO Greenwood 2016).