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Kathryn Norlock

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).