Associate Professor, Dept. of Philosophy and Chair, Department of Women's Studies and Feminist Research
Tracy Isaacs is jointly appointed in the Departments of Women's Studies and Feminist Research and Philosophy. Her main research areas are moral philosophy, especially moral responsibility (of individuals and collectives), feminist ethics, and action theory (including theories of collective action). Her most recent published works are a monograph, Moral Responsibility in Collective Contexts, published by Oxford University Press in June 2011, and a co-edited volume, with Richard Vernon, entitled Accountability for Collective Wrongdoing, published in April 2011 by Cambridge University Press.
Tracy continues her work on responsibility in collective contexts in her current projects, which include a close study of collective obligation -- especially in contexts of social injustice and systemic disadvantage -- and an exploration of corporate personhood and criminal liability, which she is preparing for a SSHRC-funded workshop on that topic, to be held at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law in May 2012. Tracy's work on collective action extends to the global context, and she is especially interested in issues surrounding global feminist community building. She is engaged in a collaborative project, with her colleague Katherine McKenna, exploring partnerships with women's organizations in Tanzania. That work is being funded by an International Research Grant, and has so far yielded some exciting possibilities.
Women's Studies and Feminist Research is a department in both the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and the Faculty of Social Science. This means that students may count Women's Studies courses as either a Category A or B credit when considering breadth requirements.
Come visit Women's Studies and Feminist Research in our new space in Lawson Hall Room 3260 (above the Campus Police).