The virtue of epistemic justice has been characterized as both a trait of individual knowers and a trait of structures and institutions. As a trait of individual knowers, epistemic justice has been framed as a regulatory ideal or corrective virtue that helps the knower to avoid the pitfalls of epistemic injustice (Fricker 2007; Dotson 2011; Medina 2013). As a trait of structures and institutions, epistemic justice is again framed in a regulatory capacity. When practiced well, it ensures that institutions both avoid facilitating epistemically unjust ends and aid in the practice of related epistemic virtues like open-mindedness, intellectual perseverance, and the like (Anderson 2012; Fricker 2012). Epistemic justice, in this sense, is an important part of the proper functioning of both institutions and epistemic agents.