Former Fellows

2016-2017

Visiting Scholars:

Samantha BrennanSamantha Brennan, Professor, Department of Women’s Studies and Feminist Research, Western University; member, Rotman Institute of Philosophy; and member, graduate faculty, Departments of Philosophy and Political Science.

Her main research interests lie in the area of contemporary normative ethics, particularly at the intersection of deontological and consequentialist moral theories, and active research interests in feminist ethics.

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Johann FrickJohann Frick, B.Phil., Oxford (2008); Ph.D., Harvard (2014). Department of Philosophy and The University Center for Human Values, Princeton.

His primary research interests lie in moral philosophy, political philosophy, and bioethics. His current work focuses on population ethics, the concept of interpersonal justification, and the ethics of risk imposition.

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Kerah Gordon-Solmon, B.A. (McGill), M.Phil (Cambridge), D.Phil (Oxford).

Her research interests lie in political philosophy and practical ethics.  Her work focuses, in particular, on questions of egalitarian distributive justice and on the ethics of killing in self- and other-defense.  She has also written on desert, and on the parameters of permissible human genetic enhancement.

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Rahul KumarRahul Kumar, B.A. (Queen’s), B.Phil, D.Phil (OXON) Specialization: Moral/ethical theory, moral psychology, political philosophy.

His principle research interest is in contemporary moral theory, and in particular, the development, and exploration of the implications, of a plausible non-consequentialist approach to understanding moral reasoning for both issues between rival moral theories, and for substantive issues in normative moral and political philosophy.

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VidaVida Panitch, Ph.D. (Toronto), M.A. (Toronto), B.A. (McGill). Her research interests lie in the areas of distributive justice and bioethics.

Her work explores the extent to which the concepts of equality, exploitation and commodification can serve as normative guides to the just distribution of health-related goods and services, both domestically and internationally.

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Laurens van ApeldoornLaurens van Apeldoorn, Assistant Professor in Philosophy and Tutor, Faculteit Governance and Global Affairs, Leiden University College The Hague.

He specialises in contemporary political theory and the history of political thought, most recently on the moral and political philosophy of Thomas Hobbes.

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Adrian ViensAdrian Viens, BA (Hons), BPhil, PhD, FHEA, Associate Professor in Law, Deputy Director, Centre for Health Ethics and Law (HEAL), Co-Director Public Health Ethics and Law (PHEL).

His main areas of research and teaching focus on ethics, legal theory and public policy, especially public health ethics and law.

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Postdoctoral Fellows:

Thomas FerrettiThomas Ferretti, PhD Philosophy, Louvain (2016).

He specializes in political philosophy, distributive justice and economic ethics. His current research focuses on inequalities and the regulation of economic organizations.

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Clifton Mark, PhD Political Theory, Cambridge University.Cliff

His research operates at the nexus of political philosophy, intellectual history, and the analysis of concrete social practices.


Chris-TenoveChris Tenove, PhD Political Science, University of British Columbia.

He is a SSHRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Centre for Ethics and Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto. He studies international relations and political theory, with an emphasis on issues of global governance and global justice.

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Postdoctoral Associates:

Hillary CameronHilary Evans Cameron, B.A. (Hons) (McGill) 1998, LL.B. (Osgoode Hall) 2001, called to the Ontario Bar in 2003, SJD (University of Toronto) 2016.

Her research explores decision-making in the refugee determination context with a focus on credibility assessment.

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marinMara Marin, PhD Political Science, University of Chicago.

Her research interests are in feminist theory, social theory, social contract tradition, theories of justice, oppression, domination gender subordination authority, political obligation and history of political thought.

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SarahStephanie Silverman, Adjunct Professor, Trinity College and a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, Ottawa.


Doctoral Fellows:

Teddy HarrisonTeddy Harrison, PhD Candidate in the Department of Political Science.

His dissertation proposal is: Criminal Justice, Indigenous People, and Political Power in Canada, with Supervisor, Melissa Williams.


Parisa MoosaviParisa Moosavi, PhD Candidate in the Department of Philosophy (expected 2018).

Her dissertation is: A Biologically-Grounded Neo-Aristotelian Ethical Naturalism, with Supervisors: Sergio Tenenbaum and Denis Walsh.


Undergraduate Fellows:

Sasha BoutilierSasha Boutilier is pursuing a specialist in Political Science, major in Ethics, Society, and Law, and minor in Canadian Studies. Indigenous rights have been a key area of academic interest, leading to a strong interest in constitutional law, environmental ethics, international human rights law, and transnational business governance. Sasha is one of this year’s Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholar, working at the University of New South Wales’ Indigenous Law Centre researching Indigenous land tenure reform and the United Nations Declaration.

 


2015-2016

Visiting Scholars:

JohnBishopJohn Bishop, Trent University, Peterborough, ON. His area of interest is ethics and justice as applied to business, capitalism, sustainability and advertising. He is also interested in 18th century British ethics, especially Locke, Hutcheson, Hume and Adam Smith.

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NoyaNoya Rimalt, Law, University of Haifa. . Her scholarship examines the intersections of gender, law and feminism in both legal theory and practice.

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Rodriguez_CristinaREDCristina Rodriguez, Law, Yale University. Her research interests include constitutional law and theory; immigration law and policy; administrative law and process; language rights and policy; and citizenship theory.

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Postdoctoral fellows:

s200_avigail.ferdmanAvigail Ferdman, PhD School of Public Policy and Government, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (August 2015). Her research interests are Distributive Justice, Ronald Dworkin, Political Liberalism, Liberal Egalitarianism, Egalitarian distributive justice, and Political Perfectionism,

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s200_ronit.levine-schnur.pngRonit Levine-Schnur, PhD Law, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her research focuses on property and contract law, with particular emphasis on land ownership.

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marinMara Marin, PhD Political Science, University of Chicago. Her research interests are in feminist theory, social theory, social contract tradition, theories of justice, oppression, domination gender subordination authority, political obligation and history of political thought.

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cliftonClifton Mark, PhD Political Theory, Cambridge University. His research operates at the nexus of political philosophy, intellectual history, and the analysis of concrete social practices. He will be teaching two Ethics courses during the year.

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Chris-TenoveChris Tenove , PhD Political Science, University of British Columbia. He is a SSHRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Centre for Ethics and Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto. He studies international relations and political theory, with an emphasis on issues of global governance and global justice.

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Undergraduate Fellows:

Jennifer Commisso, Victoria College, Double Major in Political Science and Ethics, Society & Law.

Michael Luoma, Trinity College. Philosophy and moral philosophy.

Victoria Wicks, Trinity College, Double Major in Political Science and Ethics, Society & Law.

2014-2015 in Residence at the Centre for Ethics

Visiting Faculty:

François Tanguay-Renaud, Law, Osgoode Hall, York University. His research interests include criminal law theory, public law theory and associated areas of political and moral theory; jurisprudence; emergencies and the law; war ethics; international law.

Blain Neufeld, Philosophy, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His research interests include liberal political philosophy, theories of justice, citizenship and public reason.

Darryl Robinson, Law, Queen’s University. His research focuses on issues in international criminal law.

Jörn Lamla, Department of Scociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kassel. His research interests include social theory, the relation of consumer society and democracy, citizenship and issues of privacy in the digital world. March-August 2015

William Smith, Department of Government and Public Administration
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Research interest in the area of contemporary political philosophy, with a particular focus on issues related to democratic theory and the ethics of political protest.
April 19-24, 2015

Postdoctoral fellows:

Julian Culp, Philosophy and Economics, PhD Goethe University Frankfurt. His research focuses on issue of global justice and development.

Ronit Levine-Schnur, Law, PhD Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her research focuses on property and contract law, with particular emphasis on land ownership.

David Horst, The Martin Buber Society of Fellows, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Areas of Specialization: Philosophy of Mind and Action, Metaethics (esp. theories of normativity and moral psychology). March-April 2015

Chris Tenove, SSHRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Centre for Ethics and Munk School of Global Affairs
University of Toronto

Undergraduate fellows:

Arash Ghiassi, Major in Ethics Society and Law, interested in the relation between normative ethics and different conceptions of practical rationality.

Megan Moniz, Major in Ethics, Society & Law and Peace, Conflict & Justice Studies, interested in law and morality at the international level.

Past

2013-2014

Visiting Faculty:

Andrew Botterell is Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Faculty of Law at the University of Western Ontario. He is a graduate of the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, and received his Ph.D in Philosophy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His areas of specialization are Philosophy of Law, Metaphysics and Philosophy of Mind. He teaches both Philosophy and Law at UWO and is the author of numerous scholar articles.

Amir Farmanesh is Assistant Professor of Policy Studies with the Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at the Virginia Commonwealth University. He received his Ph.D in Policy Studies, International Development Policy, from the University of Maryland, College Park, School of Public Policy. He currently serves as a research co-PI for the World Bank Governance Group focusing on the comparative governance and anticorruption policies of six east African countries..

Carolyn McLeod is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Western Ontario.She received her M.A in Philosophy from Queen’s University, and her Ph.D, with specialization in Ethics, Bioethics, and Feminist Theory, from Dalhousie University in 1999. She currently holds a CIHR operating grant for a project that aims to give a feminist analysis of conscientious refusals in reproductive health care. She is the author of numerous scholarly articles as well as the book /Self-Trust and Reproductive Autonomy/ (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2002).

Shlomi Segall is Associate Professor at the Joint Program in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He received his D.Phil from Oxford in 2004. He is the author of Health, Luck, and Justice (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2010), and most recently Equality and Opportunity (Oxford University Press, 2013).

Post-Doctoral Fellows:

Margaret Bowman (Ph.D. Philosophy, University of Utah) continues her Postdoctoral Fellowship in Normative Theory. She will teach ETH220H1F, Moral Psychology, and ETH210H1S, Rationality & Action, during the year.

Dominic Martin (Ph.D. Philosophy, Université de Montréal/Université Catholique de Louvain) continues his Postdoctoral Fellowship in Philosophy and Economics at the Centre for Ethics.

Undergraduate Fellows:

Matthew Oliver is an undergraduate student at Trinity College. He is enrolled in the Philosophy specialist program with a particular focus on political and moral philosophy in the areas around theories of freedom and questions of meta-ethics and value theory.

Alice Tsai is an undergraduate student at Victoria College, majoring in Ethics, Society and Law. Her interests lies in exploring the limits of reason as justification for moral principles and in trying to find a new basis of reconciliation for the radical plurality of worldviews.

2012-2013

Visiting Faculty:

Christine Tappolet is Professor of Philosophy and holds the Canada Research Chair in Ethics and Metaethics at the Université de Montréal. She received her M. Phil from the University of London in 1992, her PhD from the University of Geneva in 1996, and has taught at the Université de Montréal since 1997. She is the author of numerous scholarly articles, as well as two books: Émotions et valeurs (PUF, 2000), and with Ruwen Ogien, Les concepts de l’éthique: faut-il être conséquentialiste? (Éditions Hermann, 2009).

Steven Lee is Professor of Philosophy and Donald R. Harter ’39 Professor in the Humanities at Hobart and William Smith Colleges (Geneva, New York). He received both his BA and MA in Philosophy from the University of Delaware, and his PhD from York University. He has authored a number of scholarly articles and books, including Morality, Prudence, and Nuclear Weapons (Cambridge, 1996), and most recently Ethics and War (Cambridge, 2012).

Post-Doctoral Fellows:

Margaret Bowman received her PhD from the Department of Philosophy at the University of Utah in 2012, an MA from Columbia University in 2001 and a BA from the University of Pittsburgh in 1997. In her dissertation titled “Are Our Goals Really What We’re After?” Bowman examines the relationship between long term goals and short term decision making, arguing that a commitment to long term goals is not necessarily a commitment to achieving them. She holds the Centre for Ethics Postdoctoral Fellowship in Normative Theory.

Dominic Martin is a political philosopher who received his BA and MA from the Université de Montréal, and recently received his PhD in Philosophy from the Université de Montréal and the Université Catholique de Louvain. He is currently working on a project called “Instrumental Rationality and Public Policies: How to Shape Economic Agents’ Practices” where he aims to put forward four types of measure (instrumental, volitional, epistemic and socio-normative) to help public officials develop effective economic policies. He holds the Centre for Ethics Postdoctoral Fellowship in Philosophy and Economics.

Hege Finholt is a political philosopher who received her PhD from the Department of Philosophy at Boston University, as well as her Candidata Philologiae from the University of Oslo. In her dissertation, entitled “State Sovereignty and National Self-Determination – A Reconsideration,” Finholt examines the underlying assumptions held by two important theories in international relations: realism and neoliberal institutionalism. She will be at the Centre for Ethics all year.

John Grant is a political theorist who received his Ph.D. in the department of Politics at Queen Mary College, University of London, and an M.A. in Political Studies from Queens University. He is currently working on a project called “Lived Fictions: The Politics of Collective Imagination”. He has published in Contemporary Political Theory and Science & Society. He is also the author of Dialectics and Contemporary Politics: Critique and Transformation from Hegel through Post-Marxism (Routledge, 2011).

James Arthur Sherman was born in New York City, NY. He received his A.B. in Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities from the University of Chicago. In May 2011 he received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Texas at Austin, where his dissertation, “Toward an Aristotelian Liberalism,” was nominated for the University’s Outstanding Dissertation Award. His work has been published in Ethical Theory and Moral Practice and The Oxford Journal of Legal Studies. In the fall of 2011, he joined the Department of Philosophy and the Centre for Ethics at the University of Toronto as a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow.

Kathryn Walker is a SSHRC postdoctoral research fellow. Her research draws on analytic political philosophy and critical theory, asking how gender realities and feminist philosophy inform our ideas about justice. Her doctoral dissertation takes a similar approach to Hegel’s political philosophy. She is the co-editor, with Will Kymlicka, of Rooted Cosmopolitanism: Canada and The World (UBC Press, 2012). She received her PhD from Social and Political Thought at York University and was the Democracy and Diversity fellow at Queen’s University.

Undergraduate Fellows:

Abdi Aidid is an undergraduate student at the University of Toronto who is studying Political Science and History. His primary interest is to explore Giorgio Agamben’s “state of exception” through the lens of value theory, looking at whether the law retains intrinsic and instrumental value during the period.

Alexandra Robertson is an undergraduate student at the University of Toronto, specializing in Political Science and majoring in Environmental Ethics. Her primary interest is in bringing the fields of political philosophy and environmental ethics into dialogue with one another, and discerning the implications for the philosophical foundations of each field

2011-2012

Theresa Lee is Associate Professor of Political Science at Guelph University. She received her BA from the University of Toronto, and her Ph.D. from Princeton University. She specializes in political theory (contemporary continental thought, feminist theory) and Chinese politics. She is the author of various scholarly articles, as well as Politics and Truth: Political Theory and the Postmodernist Challenge (SUNY, 1997). She will be at the Centre for Ethics all year.

Chris MacDonald is an Associate Professor (Tenured) in the Philosophy Department at Saint Mary’s University (Halifax, Canada) and Coordinator of SMU’s M.A. Programme in Philosophy. He is also a Nonresident Senior Fellow at Duke University’s Kenan Institute for Ethics, and is currently a Visiting Scholar at the Clarkson Centre for Business Ethics and Board Effectiveness at the Rotman School of Management.  He was named one of the “100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics” for both 2008 and 2009, by Ethisphere Magazine. He conducts research in business & professional ethics and health care ethics (including work on ethical issues in the biotechnology and nanotechnology industries) and foundational issues in moral theory. He is currently writing a book on ethical issues in the biotech industry, and will be at the Centre of Ethics all year.  

Christine Tappolet is Professor of Philosophy and holds the Canada Research Chair in Ethics and Metaethics at the Université de Montréal. She received her M. Phil from the University of London in 1992, her PhD from the University of Geneva in 1996, and has taught at the Université de Montréal since 1997. She is the author of numerous scholarly articles, as well as two books: Émotions et valeurs (PUF, 2000), and with Ruwen Ogien, Les concepts de l’éthique: faut-il être conséquentialiste ? (Éditions Hermann, 2009). She will be at the Centre for Ethics during the fall term, 2011.

Post Doctoral

John Grant is a political theorist who received his Ph.D. in the department of Politics at Queen Mary College, University of London, and an M.A. in Political Studies from Queens University. He is currently working on a project called “Lived Fictions: The Politics of Collective Imagination”. He has published in Contemporary Poltical Theory  and Science & Society and he is the author of Dialectics and Contemporary Politics: Critique and Transformation from Hegel through Post-Marxism (Routledge, 2011). He will be at the Centre for Ethics all year.

James Arthur Sherman was born in New York City, NY. He received his A.B. in Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities from the University of Chicago. In May 2011 he received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Texas at Austin, where his dissertation, “Toward an Aristotelian Liberalism,” was nominated for the University’s Outstanding Dissertation Award. His work has been published in *Ethical Theory and Moral Practice* and *The Oxford Journal of Legal Studies*. In the fall of 2011, he joined the Department of Philosophy and the Centre for Ethics at the University of Toronto as a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow. He will be at the Centre all year.

Kathryn Walker is a SSHRC postdoctoral research fellow.  Her research draws on analytic political philosophy and critical theory, asking how gender realities and feminist philosophy inform our ideas about justice.  Her doctoral dissertation takes a similar approach to Hegel’s political philosophy. Together with Will Kymlicka she edited Rooted Cosmopolitanism: Canada and The World, which will be available in 2012. She received her PhD from Social and Political Thought at York University and was the Democracy and Diversity fellow at Queen’s University. She will be at the Centre all year.

Doctoral

Cameron Sabadoz is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto. His current research is in charting how certain new political discourses, such as corporate social responsibility and corporate citizenship, enable regulatory practices of Foucauldian governmentality.  Some of his scholarly work is forthcoming in the Journal of Business Ethics. His graduate studies have been supported by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council and the Ontario Graduate Scholarship program. Before coming to the University of Toronto, Cameron completed Bachelors (Humanities) and Masters (Political Science) degrees from Carleton University. He will be at the Centre all year.

Jacob Weinrib is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto. He received his B.A., M.A, and J.D. from the University of Toronto. He is currently completing a dissertation on the philosophic foundations of public law, the juridical relationship between a state and its members. His publications can be accessed here. He will be at the Centre all year.

2010-2011

Sofia Garcia Beyaert, Visiting Fellow, 2011

Jodie Boyer Hatlem, Doctoral Fellow, 2010-11

Luke Gelinas, Doctoral Fellow, 2010-11

Ian Greene, Visiting Professor, 2010-11

Ramin Jahanbegloo, Research Fellow, 2008-13

Margaret (Peggy) Kohn, Department of Political Science | In Residence, 2009-11

Mark Migotti, Visiting Faculty Fellow, 2010-11 | Department of Philosophy

Richard Moon, Visiting Professor, 2010-11 | Faculty of Law

Agnieszka Polakowska, Doctoral Fellow, 2010-11

Wibren van der Burg, Visiting Fellow, 2011

2009-2010

Rachel Bryant, Doctoral Fellow, 2009-10

Corneliu Bjola, SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow, 2008-10

Chris Essert, Visiting Doctoral Fellow, 2009-10

Keith Hyams, Visiting Faculty Fellow, 2009-10

Joanne Lau, Visiting Doctoral Fellow, 2010 | Department of Philosophy

Alex Livingston, Doctoral Fellow, 2009-10; Graduate Associate, 2007- | Department of Political Science

Andrea Paras, Doctoral Fellow, 2009-10 | Department of Political Science

Robin Shoaps, Visiting Faculty Fellow, 2009-10 | Department of Anthropology

Darren R. Walhof, Visiting Professor, 2010 | Department of Political Science

2008-2009

Burke Hendrix, Visiting Faculty Fellow, 2008-09

Xavier Landes, SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow, 2008-09 | Department of Philosophy

Doug MacKay, Doctoral Fellow, 2008-09 | Department of Philosophy

Dennis McKerlie, Visiting Faculty Fellow, 2008-09 | Department of Philosophy

Pierre-Yves Néron, Postdoctoral Fellow, 2007-09 | Department of Philosophy

Kristen Rundle, Doctoral Fellow, 2008-09 | Faculty of Law

2007-2008

Danielle Bromwich, Doctoral Fellow, 2007-08

Angus Dawson, Visiting Faculty Fellow, 2007-08

Markus Dubber, Visiting Faculty Fellow, 2007-08

Erica Frederiksen, Doctoral Fellow, 2007-08; Graduate Associate, 2008- | Department of Political Science

Victoria Freeman, Doctoral Fellow, 2007-08 | Department of History

Mary Liston, Postdoctoral Fellow, 2006-08

Amit Ron, Postdoctoral Fellow, 2006-08

2006-2007

Ratna Rueban Balasubramaniam, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 2006-07

Alon Harel, Visiting Faculty Fellow, 2006-07

Rinku Lamba, Doctoral Fellow, 2006-07 | Department of Political Science

Sarah Clark Miller, Visiting Faculty Fellow, 2006-07

Jonathan Peterson, Doctoral Fellow, 2006-07 | Department of Philosophy

Mathias Thaler, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 2006-07