Ethics, Values, and Society

 ethics, values, and society imageMany of our faculty are interested in issues connected to the intersection between social justice, art, medical ethics, race, gender, and identity, both across and within cultures and traditions.

Dr. Stephanie Rivera Berruz focuses on the Caribbean, Latina, and Latinx/Latin American philosophies with close attention to the intersections between race, gender, and sexuality. Read about her work here.

Dr. Grant Silva specializes in Latin American philosophy, political philosophy, and the philosophy of race and ethnicity. Read more about his research here.

Dr. Curtis L. Carter works on the Philosophy of Art (Aesthetics) with a particular focus on Chinese/Western art and aesthetics, Hegel's Aesthetics, Aesthetics of the City, and Philosophy of Dance. Read some of his work here.

Dr. Javiera Perez Gomez works in applied ethics and bioethics. Much of her current work focuses on analyzing policies and practices that seem to compound the disadvantages that members of marginalized groups already face. Read her latest article on the ethics of prenatal testing here.

Dr. Desiree Valentine’s research lies at the intersection of ethics, critical philosophy of race, feminist philosophy, bioethics, and philosophy of disability. Read her most recent article here.

Dr. Theresa Tobin works on topics in ethics and feminist philosophy with special focus on moral justification, moral and political emotions, and spiritual violence. Her current projects include a co-authored book with Dr. Alison Jaggar on moral justification in an unjust world, and an interdisciplinary collaboration with sociologist, Dr. Dawne Moon, studying spiritual violence perpetrated against LGBTQ Christians. Read some her work on spiritual violence here.

Dr. Jessica Wolfendale works primarily in the ethics of political violence, with a focus on how acts such as war crimes come to be viewed as permissible, even justified, by those who carry them out. She has written extensively on terrorism, torture, security, and military ethics. Most recently, she has written about prison as a tortruous institution and technology as terrorism. You can learn more about her research here.