Alison Jaggar
Professor Emerita
Women and Gender Studies & Philosophy

Office: HLMS 278

ALISON M. JAGGAR (PhD, Buffalo, 1970) joined the faculty at CU Boulder in 1990 and holds a joint appointment with the Department of Philosophy. 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. In August 2012, Jaggar received “The Best Should Teach Boulder Gold Award” for her exceptional teaching, educational leadership, and service. This award was given by the Graduate Teacher Program in coordination with the School of Education, the College of Arts & Sciences, and the Graduate School at CU Boulder.

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. (from