Alison Jaggar
Professor Emerita • College Professor of Distinction

Hellems 278

MW 4:15-5:15 and by appointment


Alison M. Jaggar (PhD, Buffalo, 1970) joined the faculty at CU Boulder in 1990 and holds a joint appointment with the Women and Gender Studies Program. She is a College Professor of Distinction and a Research Coordinator at the Centre for the Study of Mind in Nature, University of Oslo, Norway.  In 2011, Jaggar won the University of Colorado Gee Memorial Lectureship for advancing women, interdisciplinary scholarly contributions and distinguished teaching.

Areas of Interest: Jaggar works in the areas of contemporary social, moral and political philosophy, often from a feminist perspective.  In the past decade, her work has introduced gender as a category of analysis into the philosophical debate on global justice. Currently, Jaggar is a member of a "Fempov," a multi-disciplinary and international research team whose aim is to produce a new poverty standard or metric capable of revealing the gendered dimensions of global poverty.  In addition, Jaggar is exploring the potential of a naturalized approach to moral epistemology for addressing moral disputes in contexts of inequality and cultural difference.

Current Research: Recent and forthcoming books include Just Methods: An Interdisciplinary Feminist Reader (Boulder, CO: Paradigm Press, 2008), Abortion: Three Perspectives, with Michael Tooley, Philip E. Devine and Celia Wolf-Devine (Oxford University Press, 2009); Pogge and his Critics (Polity 2010), and Gender and Global Justice (Polity 2013). She is also planning a co-authored book on Ethics Across Borders.

Professor Jaggar will retire August 31, 2020. See the news article here.

For more information, see Professor Jaggar's CV.