Susan J. Brison

Academic Appointments

Eunice and Julian Cohen Professor for the Study of Ethics and Human Values
Professor of Philosophy

SUSAN BRISON is Eunice and Julian Cohen Professor for the Study of Ethics and Human Values at Dartmouth College where she also teaches in the Program in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. She has held visiting positions at Tufts University, New York University, and Princeton University, and has been a Mellon Fellow in the Program in Law, Philosophy, and Social Theory at New York University and an NEH-funded member of the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey.

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Brison is the author of articles in anthologies and in journals such as EthicsHypatiaNomosLegal Theory, and Signs, co-editor of Contemporary Perspectives on Constitutional Interpretation (Westview, 1993), and author of Aftermath: Violence and the Remaking of a Self (Princeton University Press, 2002; Editions Chambon, 2003; C.H. Beck Verlag, 2004). She has also published articles in The New York Times Magazine, The Guardian, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Al Jazeera America, The Huffington Post, and other newspapers, magazines, and blogs.

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B.A. University of California at Santa Cruz
Ph.D. University of Toronto

Selected Publications

"Justice and Gender-Based Violence," Revue Internationale de Philosophie 67 (March 2013), pp. 260-276.

“‘The Price We Pay?’ Pornography and Harm,” in Contemporary Debates in Applied Ethics, Second Edition, A. I. Cohen and C. H. Wellman (eds.), (2013), pp. 319-332.

"On Empathy as a Necessary, but Not Sufficient Foundation for Justice (A Response to Slote)," in Amalia Amaya and Ho Hock Lai, eds., Law, Virtue and Justice (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2013), pp. 303-309.

"Everyday Atrocities and Ordinary Miracles: Or Why I (Still) Bear Witness to Sexual Violence (But Not Too Often)," WSQ: Women's Studies Quarterly 36: 1 & 2 (Spring/Summer 2008), pp. 188-198.

Aftermath: Violence and the Remaking of a Self (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, January 2002; paperback December 2003; e-book 2011).

French translation: Après le viol (Paris: Editions Chambon, 2003).

German translation: Vergewaltigt: Ich und die Zeit danach (Munich: C.H. Beck Verlag, 2004).

Works in Progress

Debating the Ethics of Pornography: Sex, Violence, Harm, co-authored with Andrew Altman, under contract with Oxford University Press