Philosophy professor’s work highlighted by the APA

Laurie Shrage's influential research examines the philosophical assumptions and political values that ground demands for the emancipation of women, reproductive and health care rights, toleration for diverse gender and sexual expression, and marriage and family equality. She approaches these demands and their justification not only abstractly, but also as concrete historical and cultural developments. This involves studying histories and ethnographies of political struggle by gender and sexual dissidents, in part so that she can recognize her own parochial moral assumptions.

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