Tracy Isaacs

 Professor - Associate Dean, Academic, Faculty of Arts and Humanities
 Joint Appointment with Department of Women's Studies and Feminist Research

 Action Theory, Ethics, Feminist Ethics
 BA, MA Toronto; PhD MIT

 Phone: 519-661-2111 ext. 83043
 Office: International and Graduate Affairs Building Room 1N20
 Website: Tracy Isaacs

My research focuses on issues of individual and collective responsibility in collective action contexts, collective obligation, ethics more broadly, including feminist ethics and food ethics. I also work on feminist issues in sport and fitness, food, dieting, and body image. Current projects include a book-in-progress on “imperfect veganism” and a paper on role responsibility in oppressive social contexts.

I am available to supervise PhD projects in any of these areas. Recent supervisions include dissertations on collective responsibility, the ethics of testimony, the role of law in the development of moral agents, a feminist defence of moderate moral intuitionism, and relationally in the context of natural goodness theory.

Recent Publications


Collectivity: Ontology, Ethics, and Social Justice (with Kendy Hess & Violetta Igneski). New York: Rowman & Littlefield International, 2018.

Fit at Mid-Life: A Feminist Fitness Journey (with Samantha Brennan). Vancouver: Greystone Books, 2018.


“Chapter Ten: What Would a Feminist Theory of Collective Action and Responsibility Look Like,” Collectivity: Ontology, Ethics, and Social Justice. Editors Kendy Hess, Violetta Igneski, and Tracy Isaacs (New York: Rowman & Littlefield International, 2018), pp. 223-239.