Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Harvard University
Gina Schouten received her PhD in 2013 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and prior to joining Harvard as Assistant Professor of Philosophy in 2016, occupied the same position for three years at Illinois State University. Her research interests include gender justice, educational justice, and political legitimacy. She has recently been working on projects concerning the legitimacy of political interventions to alter the gendered division of labor, in which she argues that progressive gender egalitarian political interventions can constitute legitimate exercises of political power. That work is developed in her book Liberalism, Neutrality, and the Gendered Division of Labor, (Oxford University Press, 2019).
Schouten has also written on the challenge of diversifying the discipline of philosophy, justice in higher education, and various topics in applied ethics. During her time at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, Schouten intends to develop a series of papers that demonstrate how competing concepts of justice have figured in central debates within political philosophy, and that also articulate the substantive implications that follow once we identify the particular concepts that properly feature in those debates.