Simone Gubler is a doctoral candidate in philosophy whose research focuses on topics in moral, legal, and political thought. Her dissertation deals with the role of forgiveness in secular ethics and public life, and bears upon questions concerning transitional and restorative justice. Simone has an abiding interest in human rights and social justice work. She contributed to the UT Human Rights Clinic’s regional advocacy campaign for the recognition of freedom from domestic violence as a human right. She volunteers with Refugee Services of Texas, as the leader of a refugee welcome team and as a community advocate for refugee rights. She also volunteers as an instructor with Corrupt the Youth, a philosophy outreach program in Austin high schools. Simone has a law degree and has been admitted to practice in her home jurisdiction in Australia.