Christine Koggel

Christine Koggel is the Bower Carty Professor of Ethics and Public Affairs and Director of the Centre on Values and Ethics (COVE). She comes to Carleton from Bryn Mawr College, PA, where she was Professor and Chair of Philosophy and Co-Director of the Center for International Studies. Her main research and teaching interests are in the areas of moral theory, practical ethics, feminism, and social and political theory.

Christine's main research interests are in the areas of moral theory, practical ethics, social and political theory, and feminism. She is the author of Perspectives on Equality: Constructing a Relational Theory (1998) and editor of the first (1999) as well as the second expanded three volume edition of Moral Issues in Global Perspective: Volume I: Moral and Political Theory; Volume II: Human Diversity and Equality; and Volume III: Moral Issues (2006). With Wesley Cragg she has co-edited the Fourth (1997) as well as the Fifth edition of Contemporary Moral Issues (2005). She has also co-edited Confidential Relationships: Psychoanalytic, Ethical and Legal Perspectives (2004).

Her most recent research is in the area of development ethics. She has contributed an article on agency to a special volume on the work of Amartya Sen in Feminist Economics and is currently doing work on the concept of empowerment for which she and Jay Drydyk have been awarded a research grant by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. She is currently President of the Canadian Society for Women in Philosophy (CSWIP), Executive member of the International Development Ethics Association (IDEA), and a member of the American Philosophical Association's Committee on the Status of Women.