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Joan McGregor

Joan McGregor

Professor, School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

joan.mcgregor@asu.edu

480-965-5028

School of Philosophy, Historical, and Religious Studies
Arizona State University
PO Box 874302
Tempe, AZ 85287-4302

Titles

  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation
  • Professor, School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Biography

Joan McGregor is a transdisciplinary and collaborative scholar and President of ASU’s Tempe Campus Academic Senate.  Her current research has been focused on issues of food, food justice,  and food sustainability. She just published an article arguing for the intersection of food, climate, and environmental injustices and the dignitary harms that result. A major on-going public project focusing on food grew out of the Mellon funded Humanities for the Anthropocene, entitled: Dinner 2040: The Future of Food http://hfe-observatories.org/projects/dinner-2040     With Rebecca Tsosie, she collaborated on a project entitled “Governing Monsters Bioethics, Human Monsters, and Frankenfoods: Global Monster Narratives and Emerging Technologies.” Tsosie and McGregor collaborated on many projects of note was: “Genome Justice: The law and ethics of population genomics.”  McGregor has published over 50 articles, and book chapters, a book on rape.

Education

  • PhD, Philosophy, minor in Law, Univeristy of Arizona, Tucson, 1985
  • MA, Philosophy, University of Arizona, Tucson, 1982
  • BA, Philosophy (with honors), University of California - Davis, 1979

Expertise

Journal Articles

2014

McGregor, J. 2014. Enhancing humans and sustainability: The reunion of bioethics and environmental ethics. De Ethics: A Journal of Philosophical, Theological and Applied Ethics 1(3):35-53. (link )

Books

2005

McGregor, J. L. 2005. Is It Rape? On Acquaintance Rape and Taking Women's Consent Seriously. Ashgate Publishers. ISBN: 978-0-7546-5066-9.

Book Chapters

2018

McGregor, J. L. 2018. Toward a philosophical understanding of TEK and ecofeminism. Pp. 109-128 In: Nelson, M. K. and D. Shilling eds., Traditional Ecological Knowledge: Learning from Indigenous Practices for Environmental Sustainability. Cambridge University Press. Cambridge, UK. ISBN: 978-1108428569.

Conference Papers

2013

McGregor, J. 2013. Eating right: Eating local or global?. Pp. 123-141 In: Collste, G. and L. Reuter eds., Proceedings of the 50th Societas Ethica Annual Conference 2013: Climate Change, Sustainability, and an Ethics of an Open Future. 50th Societas Ethica Annual Conference 2013: Climate Change, Sustainability, and an Ethics of an Open Future. Soesterberg, The Netherlands. (link )