Asya Passinsky joined the Philosophy Department and the Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Program on July 1, 2020. Previously, she taught at Dartmouth College and New York University. She received her PhD in Philosophy from New York University (2016), her BPhil in Philosophy from the University of Oxford (2010), and her BA in Political Economy and Slavic Languages and Literature from the University of California, Berkeley (2007). Her research spans metaphysics, social and political philosophy, feminist philosophy, and the philosophy of social science. She has written on topics including the metaphysics of social objects, feminist metaphysics, grounding and essence in the social realm, social construction, and the nature of money and cryptocurrencies.