My research interests include feminist philosophy, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, political philosophy, feminist and postcolonial critique, women and multiculturalism, Simone de Beauvoir.
My research is in two strands: one is “post-” or “decolonial” studies in philosophy”, considered from the perspective of both ethics and epistemology, with special interest in indigenous peoples. The second is questions of rights and the ethic of care, gender justice domestically and globally, and the social, political, and economic effects of the ways in which care work is structured in particular societies.
Feminist Philosophy, Political Philosophy
- “Canada Poverty Policy Audit Election 2015“
- “The Global Poverty Consensus Report”
- “Dialogue, History, and Power”, Philosophy and Aboriginal Rights: Critical Dialogues, Lorraine Mayer & Sandra Tomsons, eds. Oxford University Press, 2013.
- “Globalization and the Conceptual Effects of Boundaries Between Western Political Philosophy and Economic Theory: The Case of Publicly Supported Child Care for Working Mothers”, Social Philosophy Today, ed. John Rowan. Vol 25 (2009), pp. 31-45.
- “Burnt Offerings to Rationality: A Feminist Reading of the Construction of Indigenous Peoples in Enrique Dussel’s Theory of Modernity”, in Thinking from the Underside of History: Enrique Dussel’s Philosophy of Liberation, ed. Eduardo Menieta and Linda Martin Alcoff. Rowan and Littlefield, 2000.
- Feminist Interpretations of Jean–Jacques Rousseau, editor. Re-Reading the Canon Series, Pennsylvania State University Press, 2002.
Philosophy Hall (PO 102), Office P118 1265 Military Trail Toronto, ON M1C 1A4
Jackman Humanities Building (room 528), 170 St. George Street, Toronto, ON M5R 2M8