Myisha Cherry

Myisha Cherry

Myisha Cherry

Myisha Cherry is a PhD candidate in Philosophy at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research interest lies at the intersection of moral psychology and social and political philosophy. Her dissertation looks at the rhetoric of forgiveness aimed at black victims of anti-black racism and attempts to provide an account of forgiveness that makes anger and forgiveness compatible. Cherry is a former faculty associate at John Jay College Institute for Criminal Justice Ethics. She is also a former lecturer at the City University of New York, St. Johns University, and Long Island University, where she taught courses in moral philosophy and ethics and law. She has written publicly about political emotions and justice for the Los Angeles Times, Salon, and Huffington Post and is currently co-editing The Moral Psychology of Anger, under contract with Rowman and Littlefield. She holds a BA in philosophy from Morgan State University and a Masters of Divinity from Howard University. In 2016-17, Cherry is a Visiting Edmond J. Safra Graduate Fellow in Ethics and a Santayana Fellow in the Harvard Department of Philosophy.

Current Role

Graduate Fellow