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    A moral imperative: Retaining women of color in science education
    with Angela Johnson and Sybol Cook Anderson
    Atlantis: Critical Studies in Gender, Culture and Social Justice 33 (2): 72-82. 2009.
    This article considers the experiences of a group of women science students of color who reported encountering moral injustices, including misrecognition, lack of peer support, and disregard for their altruistic motives. We contend that university science departments face a moral imperative to cultivate equal relationships and the altruistic power of science.
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    The Case for our Widespread Dependency
    Social Theory and Practice 30 (2): 247-257. 2004.
    Eva Kittay and Ellen Feder end their introduction to _The Subject of Care_ saying, "We must take account of the fact of dependency in our very conceptions of the self." In this review essay, I identify four liberalist views which the contributions to this collection tilt against: Dependency can be avoided, dependency should be avoided, independence can be achieved, and independence should be achieved (by adults and equals). I explore, sympathetically, contributors' reasons for casting all four …Read more
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    The inclusion of more women’s works on introductory syllabi in philosophy has been suggested as one possible strategy to increase the proportion of philosophers that are female. Objections to this strategy often reflect the assumption that attention to the identity of authors is irrelevant to philosophy and detrimental to other pedagogical goals such as fairly and accurately representing the canon, and offering selections on the basis of their philosophical quality rather than the identities of…Read more
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    Teaching “Against Marriage," or, "But, Professor, marriage isn't a contract!"
    In Stephen Scales, Adam Potthast & Linda Oravecz (eds.), The Ethics of the Family, Cambridge Scholars Press. pp. 121-132. 2010.
    In this contribution, I advocate diminishing the vision of marriage as an isolated and perfectly free choice between two individuals in love, in order to unseat the extent to which students resist the view that marriage is, among other things, a social contract. I summarize views of Immanuel Kant and Claudia Card, then describe my class presentation of the social significance of marriage. I conclude that students at an individualistic and self-creating point in their lives can be under-appreciat…Read more
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    Evil, Political Violence, and Forgiveness: Essays in Honor of Claudia Card (edited book)
    with Andrea Veltman
    Lexington Books. 2009.
    Evil, Political Violence and Forgiveness: Essays in Honor of Claudia Card is a collection of new philosophical essays written in tribute to Claudia Card, exploring her leading theory of evil and other theories of evil. The collection brings together an international cohort of distinguished moral and political philosophers who mediate with Card upon an array of twentieth-century atrocities and on the nature of evil actions, persons and institutions.