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Peter Higgins

Professor and Section Chair

 702-L Pray Harrold



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

Professional Associations/Memberships

Representative Courses Taught

PHIL 220 Ethics
PHIL 225 Political Philosophy
PHIL/WGST 226 Feminist Theory
PHIL/WGST 326 Philosophy and Sexuality
PHIL 330 History of Philosophy: Ancient
PHIL 355 Philosophy of Law
PHIL/PLSC 413/513 Global Justice
PHIL/WGST 426 Topics in Gender and Philosophy
PHIL/WGST 526 Topics in Feminist Philosophy


Interests and Expertise

Professor Higgins specializes in political philosophy, which he approaches from a feminist perspective. His work focuses on topics of global justice, international migration in particular. He is also interested in, and attempts to write about, fundamental concepts in feminist theory, such as oppression, privilege, woman, and intersectionality.

Professor Higgins’ additional areas of teaching interest include philosophy of sexuality, philosophy of law, ethics, and ancient Greek philosophy.

Selected Publications

“The Rights and Duties of Immigrants in Liberal Societies,” Philosophy Compass, v. 13, n. 11, November 2018

“A Feminist Approach to Immigrant Admissions,” Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy v. 32, n. 3, Summer 2017

“Bernie Sanders, the Koch Brothers, and Open Borders,” The Critique, January/February 2016 issue (“And Who is My Neighbor? Immigration, Human Rights & Sovereignty”)

“The Ethics of Immigration and the Justice of Immigration Policies,” Public Affairs Quarterly, v. 29, n. 2, April 2015

Immigration Justice, Edinburgh University Press, 2013.