Susan A. Stark (Department Chair)
Susan A. Stark
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Hedge Hall, Room 307
Ph.D., M.A., Georgetown; B.A., Brown
Susan Stark works in moral psychology and social philosophy. Her work in moral psychology focuses on emotions and the roles that they do, can, and ought to play in morality. In social philosophy, she is working on two projects: the first is a defense of the moral and social imperative of making reparations, not only for slavery, but also for ongoing racism and white supremacy. Her second project focuses on reproductive ethics. Here Susan argues that so-called alternative approaches to childbirth (home birth and midwifery care, for example) can be important vehicles for social justice, especially for black and brown people, women-identified people, LGBTQ+ people, and people at the intersections of these (and other marginalized) categories.