Kenneth Mark Drain Endowed Chair in Ethics
Prof. Kathryn Norlock is The Kenneth Mark Drain Endowed Chair in Ethics at Trent University. She earned her Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2001. Prior to coming to Trent University, she held a professorship at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. She is the author of Forgiveness from a Feminist Perspective (Lexington Books, 2008), and the editor of collections on the topics of evil, oppression, and most recently, miscarriage and pregnancy loss. She is co-founder and co-editor of a new Open Access journal, Feminist Philosophy Quarterly, and writes and speaks widely on relational ethics, environmental ethics, and inclusive practices in education.
Recent and Selected Publications:
Her recent works include Forgiveness from a Feminist Perspective (Lexington Books, 2008), “Forgiveness and Environmental Ethics,” in Agricultural and Environmental Ethics (2009), and “A Moral Imperative: Retaining Women of Color in Education,” co-authored with Profs. Angela Johnson and Sybol Cook Anderson, in Atlantis: A Women’s Studies Journal (2009). Her contributions to anthologies include “Teaching ‘Against Marriage’” in Ethics and the Family (2010) and “Self-forgiveness and Third-Party Forgiveness,” in Forgiveness: Probing the Boundaries (2009). With Prof. Andrea Veltman of James Madison University, Kathryn co-edited a special issue of Hypatia (Winter 2009), “Oppression and Agency: Essays in Honor of Claudia Card,” as well as the anthology, Evil, Political Violence and Forgiveness (Lexington Books, 2009).