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Dr. Abigail L. Levin

Dr. Abigail L. Levin

Associate Professor

Phone:
(716) 286-8363
Fax:
(716)286-8308
Office Location:
Dunleavy Hall Room 318

Bio

Dr. Levin joined the philosophy department in 2007. She holds a Ph.D. in philosophy (2007), as well as a J.D (2000)., both from the University of Toronto. Dr. Levin's primary research interests are in legal theory, political philosophy, and feminism. She also teaches and conducts research in eastern philosophy, environmental ethics, and animal rights. Her work has appeared in Public Affairs Quarterly and Philosophy in Review, and her book, The Cost of Free Speech was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2010.

Current Research

Dr. Levin's primary research interests are in legal theory, political philosophy, feminism, and continental philosophy. She also has interests in eastern philosophy, environmental ethics, and animal rights. Dr. Levin is currently working on two projects. The first is on questions involving the intersection of virtue ethics and justice for animals. The second is on reproductive technologies and their implications for contemporary feminism.

Educational Background

J.D, University of Toronto, 2000 Ph.D, University of Toronto, 2007

Current Involvement

Dr. Levin is the Director of the Women's Studies Program, and enjoys being a Big Sister with Big Brothers, Big Sisters.