Alison Jaggar

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Alsion Jaggar currently studies gender and globalization. She works on three levels, normative, methodological, and epistemological:

how global institutions and policies interact with local practices to create gendered cycles of vulnerability and exploitation. She is interested what these interactions might mean for responsibility and policy.
developing a new poverty measure capable of revealing the gendered dimensions of global poverty. The measure is methodologically innovative because it incorporates the perspectives of poor people.
how moral claims may be justified in real-world circumstances of diversity and inequality; proposing a new mission and method for moral epistemology.
Overall, she seeks to reframe traditional philosophical debates about justice and justification in terms that are responsive to gender, globalization, and post-colonialism.

Prof Jaggar co-supervises PhD students working on political philosophy, moral epistemology and feminism.