I am an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Nanyang Technological University, where I am the coordinator of the Minor in Gender and Diversity Studies, and previously the convenor of the Gender and Diversity Research Cluster (2021-2023).
Prior to NTU, I was Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Ethics in Society, Stanford University. I completed my DPhil in Philosophy at University of Oxford (2020), MPhil in Philosophy from University College London (2017), and MA and BA (Hons) in Philosophy from National University of Singapore (2013, 2011).
My research interests centre, broadly, on issues in moral and political philosophy. My current research — supported by two grants — (i) explores our ethical and political obligations to remember wrongdoing, and (ii) attempts to vindicate some radical and uncivil aspects of political resistance. I was recently awarded the 2022 Gregory Kavka/University of California, Irvine Prize in Political Philosophy by the American Philosophical Association, for my paper on vandalising objectionable commemorations. I have also published papers on political resistance, disability, justice, political liberalism, and effective altruism.
I have taught a variety of courses in moral and political philosophy at several institutions. I recently received a Commendation for the 2023 Innovation in Inclusive Curricula Prize from the Australasian Association of Philosophy, for my course on ethics and public policy.
You can email me at cm.lim[at]ntu.edu.sg. I’m also on Google Scholar.
Last updated: July 2023.