Ingrid Robeyns is a philosopher and economist by training. She holds the Chair Ethics of Institutions at Utrecht University, Faculty of Humanities and the Ethics Institute. She is also the chair of the Chamber Ethics/Practical Philosophy of the Dutch Research School of Philosophy (OZSW). Until early 2014 she was a professor of Practical Philosophy at the Faculty of Philosophy, Erasmus University Rotterdam and the Director of the OZSW.
Her teaching spans normative ethics and applied ethics, as well as (normative) political philosophy. At the graduate level, she has in recent years been teaching mainly theories of justice and economic ethics. In addition, Robeyns has taught several interdisciplinary courses related to human development and the capability approach. She is supervising PhD-students in those areas as well as in methodology in ethics and in human rights theory.
Her research focusses on theories of justice, economic ethics, and a cluster of normative questions related to demography, gender, the family, economic institutions and sustainability. She is currently writing up an interdisciplinary monograph on the capability approach (forthcoming with Open Book Publishers), and is editing an introductory ethics book (in Dutch) together with Martin van Hees and Thomas Nys (forthcoming 2014 with Uitgeverij Boom). Her last book Measuring Justice. Primary goods and Capabilities (Cambridge University Press, 2010) was co-edited with Harry Brighouse.
Robeyns has been the recipient of several research grants, including an NWO-VIDI award. In 2010 she was elected for a 5 year term as a member of The Young Academy/Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences, where she is actively engaged in debates about higher education and science policies.
She writes for the group blog Crooked Timber (in English) and once in a while posts philosophical musings and societal critiques at her own site Buiten Categorie (in Dutch).