Philosopher and educator who was remembered for her research on feminism, gender studies, and social theory.
She obtained her Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University in 1974.
Her incredible contributions and accomplishments were commemorated by Penn State University when it established the Iris Marion Young Diversity Scholar Award, which was aimed at nurturing and celebrating young talent in the field of philosophy.
Her family was residing in New York when she was born.
She and film actor Nate Parker both attended Pennsylvania State University.