I am an associate professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies and serve as chair of the department. I am a member of MSU's Women's & Gender Studies Advisory Board, MSU's President's Commission on Affirmative Action, and the Council on Faith and Spirituality. I also participate in the GLBTQ support program, Safe Space.
MY AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION ARE . . .
Feminist Social/Political/Legal Philosophy
Women in the History of Philosophy
THIS YEAR I WILL BE TEACHING . . .
PHIL 212 Social and Political Philosophy (Fall 14)
PHIL 333 Modern Philosophy (Spring 15)
MY PUBLICATIONS INCLUDE . . .
"Birthmothers and Maternal Identity: The Terms of Relinquishment," in Coming to Life: Pregnancy, Childbirth and Mothering, Sarah LaChance Adams and Caroline Rebecca Lundquist, eds. (Fordham University Press, 2013).
"The Other Philosophy Club: Women in Academic Philosophy, 1880-1920," in Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy [Indiana University Press, 2009; reissued in the special "Virtual Issue: Hypatia Essays on the Place of Women in the Profession of Philosophy," 2012].
Dictionary of Early American Philosophers, 1620-1860. Subject area editor for entries on feminists and abolitionists. Authored several entries on early women thinkers and feminists (Thoemmes/ Continuum, 2012).
"Marietta Kies: Idealist and Altruist (1853-1899)," in Contributions by Women to Nineteenth-Century American Philosophy, Therese Boos Dykeman, ed. (Mellen, 2012).
"Elizabeth Cady Stanton," in Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (http://www.iep.utm.edu/stanton; 2010).
America's First Women Philosophers: Transplanting Hegel, 1860-1925 [Continuum, 2005; reissued in paperback in 2009].
Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers, 1860-1960. Subject area editor for entries on feminists and abolitionists. Authored several entries on early women thinkers and feminists (Thoemmes Press, 2004).
My current research projects include . . .
Completing a four-volume DVD set on women in the history of philosophy, from ancient times to 2000.
Investigating the nature and purpose of political/public altruism.
Examining the role and influence of women in the American pacifist movement, 1880-1920.
I am a member of . . .
American Philosophical Association
Committee on the Public Philosophy, of the APA
Society for the Advancement of American Philosophers
Society for the Study of Women Philosophers
Society for Women in Philosophy