Associate Professor of Philosophy
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DegreesPHD, 1997, SUNY Univ Cntr Stony Brook; MA, 1994, SUNY Univ Cntr Stony Brook; BA, 1988, Dickinson Coll
I received my B.A. in philosophy and German from Dickinson College in 1988, and my M.A. and Ph.D. in philosophy from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1997. At Hofstra, I teach courses in philosophy of law and political philosophy, and I administer the philosophy department's minor in philosophy of law.
My research concerns the relationship between liberalism and feminism. Here is a list of some of my publications:
Varieties of Feminist Liberalism. Edited collection of essays, with introduction. Rowman and Littlefield, 2004.
"Conservatism, Feminism, and Elizabeth Fox-Genovese." Forthcoming in Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy (April-June 2009, Vol. 24, no. 2).
"Perfectionism, Feminism, and Public Reason." Forthcoming in Law and Philosophy.
"Liberal Feminism." In Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. First published 10/18/07. http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/feminism-liberal/
"Feminist Politics and Feminist Pluralism: Can We Do Feminist Political Theory without Theories of Gender?" Journal of Political Philosophy 12(4)(December 2004): 411-436. Reprint in Deborah Orr, Diana Taylor, Eileen Kahl, Kathleen Earle, Christa Rainwater, and Linda Lopez McAlister, eds., Feminist Politics: Identity, Difference, and Agency (Rowman and Littlefield, 2007): 213-242.
"A Feminist Liberal Approach to Hate Crime Legislation." The Journal of Social Philosophy 34(1) (Spring 2003): 134-152. Reprinted in Baehr, ed., Varieties of Feminist Liberalism (Rowman and Littlefield, 2004): 265-286.
"Liberalism in Recent Feminist Political Philosophy and Philosophy of Law." American Philosophical Association Newsletter for Philosophy of Law 2(1) (Fall 2002): 150-154.
"Towards a New Feminist Liberalism: Okin, Rawls, and Habermas." Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy 11(1) (Winter 1996): 49-66. Reprinted in volume 3 of The Philosophy of Rawls: A Collection of Essays. Volume editor: Henry S. Richardson; series editors Henry S. Richardson and Paul J. Weithman, (New York: Garland Publishing, 1999): 295-312.
"Rights, Life, and the Unborn." Newsday (Opinion) 10/14/07.
"The Issue is Not Equal Shares." Newsday (Opinion) 3/25/07.
"Weighing Hevesi's Ethical Dilemma." Newsday (Opinion) 11/24/06.
Higher Ground: From Utopianism to Realism in American Feminist Thought and Theory by Sally Kitch, in National Women's Studies Association Journal, 14(1) (Spring 2002): 196-198.
Women's Voices Women's, Women's Rights: Oxford Amnesty Lectures 1996 in Hypatia 17(1) (Winter 2002): 197-200.
Partisan or Neutral? by Michael J. White in Teaching Philosophy 23(3) (September 2000): 290-295.
Feminists Reconsider the Self ed. Diana Meyers and Feminism and Families ed. Hilde Nelson, in Constellations 4(3) (January 1998): 457-460.
Teaching InterestsContemporary political philosophy, philosophy of law, feminist philosophy
Research InterestsLiberalism and theories of gender justice
Recent Courses Taught
|PHI 014||(HP) INTRO TO ETHICS I||Undergraduate|
|PHI 014F||(HP) LAW & PUBLIC POLICY||Undergraduate|
|PHI 015||(HP) LAW, PHIL & PUBLIC LIFE||Undergraduate|
|PHI 090||(HP) CONTEMPRY ETHICAL ISSUES||Undergraduate|
|PHI 091||TECH & HUMAN VALUES||Undergraduate|
|PHI 120||(HP) PHILOSOPHY OF LAW||Undergraduate|
|PHI 121||(HP) CRIME & PUNISHMENT||Undergraduate|
|PHI 185||TOPICS IN PHILOSOPHY & LAW||Undergraduate|
|PHI 190||INTERNSHIP IN PHILOSOPHY||Undergraduate|
|PHI 191||INDEP STUDY/READINGS||Undergraduate|
|TPP 112||TECH & HUMAN VALUES||Undergraduate|
|WST 103||THEORIES OF FEMINISMS||Undergraduate|
|WST 198||INDEP STUDIES IN WST||Undergraduate|