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Women's and Gender Studies

Lori Watson, PhD

Associate Professor, Philosophy
Chair, Department of Philosophy

Lori Watson, PhD, joined the USD faculty in 2007.  She is currently associate professor of philosophy, director of the Gender Studies Program, and chair of the Department of Philosophy.

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Dr. Lori Watson received her Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Illinois-Chicago in 2004.

Scholarly and Creative Work

Professor Watson’s areas of research include: political philosophy, feminist theory, and philosophy of law. Her  primary area of research is concerned with articulating a theory of justice that is responsive to conditions of reasonable pluralism that constitute modern democracies while at the same time securing substantive gender equality.  She has published several articles on this topic and is working on a book length project with Dr. Christie Hartley (GSU).

Teaching Interests

Professor Watson regularly teaches introduction to logic, philosophy of human nature, and introduction to gender studies.  She also teaches upper division courses in ethics, political philosophy, philosophy of law, and feminism.