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Jada Wiggleton-Little


Jada Wiggleton-Little

Assistant Professor [starting Autumn 2024]


350 University Hall
230 North Oval Mall
Columbus, OH 43210

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Areas of Expertise

  • Bioethics
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Philosophy of Language
  • Philosophy of Race


  • PhD University of California San Diego, 2023
  • BA Davidson College, 2017

My research concerns questions at the intersection of philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, bioethics, and race. I primarily work on pain communications, particularly in the context of racial and gender disparities in pain management. I am currently doing research as a neuroethics fellow at Cleveland Clinic. Prior to coming to OSU, I was an inaugural Sadler Scholar at the Hastings Center and a visiting scholar with the John L. Lynch, MD Center for Ethics Program for Neuroethics and Clinical Consciousness.  

Link to my website: https://www.jadawiggletonlittle.net/

Selected Publications:

  • Wiggleton-Little, J. (forthcoming) "Sharing Pain: A Hybrid Expressivist Account," Australasian Journal of Philosophy. 
  • Wiggleton-Little, J., & Callender, C. (forthcoming) "Screening Out Neurodiversity," Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal. 
  • Sederstrom, N., & Wiggleton-Little, J. (2021) "Acknowledging the Burdens of 'Blackness'," HEC Forum, 33, 19-31. (Link to article: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10730-021-09444-w )