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Christine Koggel

Professor

Degrees:B.A. Honours (Carleton), M.A. (Carleton), Ph.D. (Queen’s)
Phone:613-520-2600 x 3239
Email:christine.koggel@carleton.ca
Office:3A46 Paterson Hall

Office Hours for Summer 2019:

Email for appointment.

Courses for 2019-20:

  • PHIL 2306:  Philosophy and Feminism
  • PHIL 5900:  Graduate Seminar
  • EPAF 6200:  PhD Seminar

Biography

Christine Koggel is Professor of Philosophy and Graduate Supervisor. She comes to Carleton from Bryn Mawr College, PA, where she was the Harvey Wexler Professor of Philosophy and Co-Director of the Center for International Studies. Her main research and teaching interests are in the broad areas of moral theory, practical ethics, feminism, and social and political theory.

She is the author of Perspectives on Equality: Constructing a Relational Theory (1998), a book that brings together her interests in moral, political, and feminist theory. She is co-editor (with Rockney Jacobsen) of Our Faithfulness to the Past: The Ethics and Politics of Memory (authored by Sue Campbell and published posthumously Oxford 2014). She has collaborated extensively as editor or co-editor of 14 collections including Moral Issues in Global Perspective (1999 and a 3 volume 2nd edition 2006); Care Ethics: New Theories and Applications (2 special issues 2010 and 2011, reprinted as a book 2013); Gender Justice and Development: Local and Global (special issue 2012, reprinted as a book 2015); Examining Injustice: Foundational, Structural, and Epistemic Issues (special issue 2017, reprinted as a book 2018); and Contemporary Moral Issues (4th and 5th editions 1997, 2005).

She has published 45 journal articles and chapters in edited collections, the most recent of which explore topics in development ethics, feminist theory (particularly relational theory), and their intersections. She is the former President of the Canadian Society for Women in Philosophy (CSWIP), Board member of the International Development Ethics Association (IDEA), and recently became a chief Editor (one of three) for the Journal of Global Ethics.

Research Interests

  • Moral Theory
  • Practical Ethics
  • Feminist Philosophy
  • Social and Political Philosophy
  • Development Ethics
  • Relational Theory

Recent Publications

Books (edited and co-edited)

Examining Injustice: Foundational, Structural, and Epistemic Issues. Expanded reprint of special issue of Ethics and Social Welfare. Edited by Christine Koggel. Routledge, 2018.

Interpretation, Relativism, and Identity: Essays on the Philosophy of Michael Krausz. Edited by Christine Koggel and Andreea Ritovoi. Lexington Press, 2018.

Injustice: Foundational, Structural, and Epistemic Issues. Special Issue of Ethics and Social Welfare. Volume 11, Issue 2, July 2017. Edited by Christine Koggel.

Gender Justice and Development: Local and Global, Volume I. Reprint of special issue of Ethics and Social Welfare. Edited by Christine Koggel and Cynthia Bisman. Routledge, 2015 (reprinted in paperback March 2017).

Our Faithfulness to the Past: The Ethics and Politics of Memory. Sue Campbell (published posthumously). Edited by Christine Koggel and Rockney Jacobsen. Oxford University Press, 2014.

Care Ethics: New Theories and Applications. Reprint of two special issues of Ethics and Social Welfare. Co-editor with Joan Orme, Routledge. 2013.

Chapters in Books

“Expanding Agency: Conceptual, Explanatory, and Normative Implications” in Agency, Democracy, and Participation in Global Development, edited by Lori Keleher and Stacy Kosko. Cambridge University Press, 2019.

“Introduction” in Examining Injustice: Foundational, Structural, and Epistemic Issues. Edited by Christine Koggel. Expanded reprint of special issue of Ethics and Social Welfare. Routledge, 2018: 1-6.

“Gender: Feminist Insights on Inequality in Development” in Handbook of Development Ethics, edited by Jay Drydyk and Lori Keleher. Routledge, 2018: 116-33.

“A Critical Analysis of Recent Work on Empowerment: Implications for Gender.” Reprinted in Gender Justice and Development: Vulnerability and Empowerment, Volume II, edited by Eric Palmer. Routledge, 2015: 19-31.

“A Relational Approach to Equality: New Developments and Applications” in Being Relational: Reflections on Relational Theory and Health Law and Policy, edited by Jocelyn Downie and Jennifer Llewellyn. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2012: 63-88.

Recent Articles in Journals

“Epistemic Injustice in a Settler Nation: Canada’s History of Erasing, Silencing, Marginalizing” for Special Issue of Journal of Global Ethics. Reconciliation and Transitional Justice. 14:2 (2018): 240-251.

“Critical Commentary on Ami Harbin’s Disorientation and Moral Life” in Special Issue Ethics and Social Welfare. Injustice: Foundational, Structural, and Epistemic Issues edited by Christine Koggel. Volume 11, Issue 2 (July 2017): 191-7.  (Reprinted in expanded collection, Examining Injustice: Foundational, Structural, and Epistemic Issues. Routledge. Forthcoming September 2018: 56-61).

“Themes in Lorraine Code’s Work: The Epistemological and the Moral/Political” for Special Issue of Feminist Philosophical Quarterly: Retrospective on Lorraine Code’s Work, Fall (2017). Guest Editors: Anna Mudde and Susan Dieleman.

“Remembering and Loving in Relationships Involving Dying, Death, and Grief”” for Special Issue of Hypatia: Feminist Love Studies in the 21st Century, Volume 32, Number 1 (2017): 193-198. Guest Editors: Ann Ferguson and Margaret E. Toye.

“Book Review Article of Ethical Loneliness: The Injustice of Not Being Heard (Jill Stauffer). Hypatia Online Reviews. June 2016.

“Book Review Article of Displacement by Development and Ethics of Global DevelopmentJournal of Human Development and Capabilities, Volume 16, Number 1 (2015): 142-53.

“Book Review of The Ethics of Need: Agency, Dignity, and Obligation”, Social Theory and Practice, Volume 40, Number 2 (April 2014): 327-44.

“Relational Remembering and Oppression” Hypatia, Volume 29, Number 2 (2014): 493-508.

“Is the Capability Approach a Sufficient Challenge to Distributive Accounts of Global Justice?” Journal of Global Ethics, Volume 9, Number 2 (August 2013): 145-57.

“A Critical Analysis of Recent Work on Empowerment: Implications for Gender”. Journal of Global Ethics, Volume 9, Number 1 (December 2013): 263-75.