Julinna Oxley's research and teaching interests are in applied ethics, feminist philosophy, political philosophy, and moral psychology. She is particularly interested in analyzing the ethical issues that are a result of oppression, the nature of social change, understanding how emotions change beliefs, and political virtue.
She directed the Women's and Gender Studies Program from 2009-2015. She also served as co-director of the Jackson Center for Ethics' Summer Ethics Academy from 2007-2009. Before coming to CCU, she served as the Managing Editor for the journal Politics, Philosophy and Economics.