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Juliana Bidadanure

Juliana Bidadanure

Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor of Philosophy


Juliana Bidadanure is an Assistant Professor in Political Philosophy with an affiliation to the Center for Ethics in Society. Before coming to Stanford, she completed her PhD in Political Philosophy within the School of Politics, Economics and Philosophy at the University of York (UK), and was then a 2014-2015 Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellow at the European University Institute (Italy).

Her interests lie at the intersection of Philosophy and Public Policy. She has been working on how we should conceptualize the value of equality in general, and she has mainly focused so far on inequalities between age groups and generations, and on the question of what it means to treat young people as equals.

Juliana is the Research director of the Basic Income Lab (BIL) at the Center for Ethics in SocietyShe has been working on basic income for over 6 years. In 2015, she organized an International conference on basic income at the European University Institute in Italy and she is now teaching on basic income at Stanford. 

Juliana is currently completing a book under contract with Oxford University Press, tentatively titled "Justice across ages: an essay on what it means for young and old to be equal." The manuscript provides a critical framework that serves to distinguish between acceptable and objectionable inequalities between co-existing generations. It investigates two overlapping questions: (1) how should resources like jobs, income, and political positions should be distributed across the lifespan - and thus, between people of different age; and (2) what does it mean for younger and older members of a community to relate to each other as equals. The book also evaluates suitable policies to alleviate youth unemployment, poverty and exclusion. In particular, It looks at the youth job guarantee, unconditional basic income, basic capital, and the introduction of youth quotas in parliament.

You can find out more about her work on her personal website.

In AY2016-17, Juliana taught four classes (all counting towards the EthicalR Ways):

  • PHIL 70 – Egalitarianism (Winter Term)
  • PHIL 373B – Philosophy of Basic Income (Winter Term)
  • PHIL 75 – Philosophy of Public policy (Spring Term)
  • PHIL 21 N – Ethics of Sports (Spring Term)