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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 political philosophy, animal ethics, and feminism. She also teaches and conducts research in eastern philosophy and environmental ethics. Her recent work has appeared in Public Affairs Quarterly and Environmental Philosophy. Her book, The Cost of Free Speech – about the treatment of hate speech and pornography in liberal democracies – was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2010.

Current Research

Dr. Levin's primary research interests are in political philosophy, animal ethics, and feminism. She is currently at work on a book-length project about celebrity animals and the ethical obligations arising from keeping animals in captivity.

Educational Background

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

Current Involvement

Dr. Levin is the Co-Director of Niagara University’s First Year Seminar, Niagara University Beginnings.