Eastern Michigan University
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Peter Higgins

Assistant Professor

702-D Pray Harrold

734.487.0419

phiggin1@emich.edu

Home Department

History & Philosophy

Education

Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Colorado at Boulder (2008)
Graduate Certificate in Women and Gender Studies, University of Colorado at Boulder (2008)
M.A., Philosophy, University of Colorado at Boulder (2003)
B.A., Philosophy, University of Kansas (2000)

Interests and Expertise

Global gender justice, especially in relation to poverty and migration
Fundamental concepts in feminist theory (e.g., "oppression," "social group," "intersectionality")

Curriculum Vitae

Publications and Presentations

Immigration Justice (Edinburgh University Press, 2013)

"What is 'poverty'?", in Global Feminist Ethics: Feminist Ethics and Social Theory (2007)

"Sexual Disorientation: Moral Implications of Gender Norms", in Feminists Contest Politics and Philosophy (2005)

Courses Taught

  • WGST 226: Feminist Theory
  • WGST 326: Philosophy and Sexuality
  • WGST 426: Topics in Gender and Philosophy: Oppression
  • WGST 426: Topics in Gender and Philosophy: Sexuality

The Women's and Gender Studies Department is part of the College of Arts & Sciences, 214 Pray-Harrold, 734.487.4344