Serene Khader

Serene Khader

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. Stony Brook University, 2008
B.A. Clark Honors College, University of Oregon, 2002

Harriman Hall 239
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3750

Serene Khader joined the faculty at Stony Brook University in 2011. Her areas of expertise include global justice, normative ethics, political philosophy, and feminist philosophy. She is particularly interested in questions about how oppression shapes people’s capacities for autonomy and is the author of Adaptive Preferences and Women's Empowerment (Oxford University Press 2011). She has also published on issues such as reproductive rights, the ethics of international development, and philosophy of disability. She has taught courses in ethics, feminist theory, political philosophy, transnational feminisms, global ethics, and human rights.


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Upcoming Events

Fall 2015 Philosophy Department Colloquia

"Flower versus Doxa"

Mira Schor
November 10th
SB Manhattan
4:00 pm

"Celebrating the Life and Work of Peter Manchester"

November 12th
1:30 pm


Faculty/Graduate Student Research Colloquium

Lorenzo Simpson
November 18th
1:00 pm


"Deleuze's Political Ethics"

Fred Evans
November 19th
4:00 pm




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