Carol Hay

Carol Hay, Ph.D.


College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Dugan Hall - 200C


Ethics, Feminist Theory

Research Interests

Ethics; Feminist Theory; Oppression Studies.

I work primarily in normative ethics and analytic feminism, concentrating largely on the moral obligations that arise in oppressive social conditions. My other interests include liberal social and political philosophy, feminism in the liberal political tradition, oppression studies, and Kantian ethics.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Gregory Kavka/UCI Prize in Political Philosophy (2015), Scholarship/Research - American Philosophical Association

Selected Publications

  • Hay, C. (2020). Quite Contrary: A Feminist Survival Guide. W.W. Norton
  • Hay, C. (2018). Gross Violations. Rowman & Littlefield
  • Hay, C. (2018). Resisting Oppression Revisited. Bloomsbury
  • Hay, C. (2017). Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks: Feminist Philosophy. Macmillan Reference USA, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Hay, C. (2016). Philosophy of Feminism. Macmillan Reference USA, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Hay, C. (2014). Integrity: The Peculiar, The Arbitrary, & the Different. International Journal of Applied Philosophy, 28(1) 71-88.
  • Hay, C. (2013). Respect-Worthiness & Dignity. Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review, 51 1–26.
  • Hay, C. (2013). Kantianism, Liberalism, and Feminism: Resisting Oppression (pp. 202). Palgrave Macmillan
  • Hay, C. (2012). Consonances Between Liberalism and Pragmatism. Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society: A Quarterly Journal in American Philosophy, 48(2) 141--168.
  • Hay, C. (2012). Justice and Objectivity for Pragmatists: Cosmopolitanism in the Work of Martha Nussbaum and Jane Addams. the pluralist, 7(3) 86--95.
  • Hay, C. (2011). The obligation to resist oppression. Journal of Social Philosophy, 42(1) 21--45.
  • Hay, C. (2005). Whether to ignore them and spin: Moral obligations to resist sexual harassment. Hypatia, 20(4) 94--108.

Selected Presentations

  • Tips of the Trade Book - American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Meeting, 2019
  • Reconciling Feminism & Trans Activism - Ethics & Epistemology Workshop, 2019 - New York, NY
  • Power in Science - Postdocs in Complexity Conference, 2019 - Santa Fe, NM
  • Solidarity, Intersectionality, & Resisting Oppression, 2019 - Conway, SC
  • Conflicting Duties & Multiple Oppressions - American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Meeting, 2018