Professor Michele Moody-Adams
Joseph Strauss professor of political philosophy and legal theory, Columbia University; author, Fieldwork in Familiar Places: Morality, culture and philosophy

Michele Moody-Adams is currently Joseph Straus professor of Political Philosophy and Legal Theory at Columbia University, and a former dean of Columbia College and Vice President for Undergraduate Education. Moody-Adams has also taught at Cornell University, where she was vice provost for Undergraduate Education, as well as at Wellesley College, the University of Rochester and Indiana University, where she served as an associate dean.

Moody-Adams has published on topics such as equality and social justice, moral psychology and the virtues, and the philosophical implications of gender and race. She is the author of a widely cited book on moral relativism, Fieldwork in Familiar Places: Morality, Culture and Philosophy. Her current work includes articles on academic freedom, equal educational opportunity, democratic disagreement, and compromise in politics. 

She is at work on a book entitled Renewing Democracy, on the political institutions and political culture essential to justice and stability in contemporary democracies.

Moody-Adams has a B.A. from Wellesley College, a second B.A. and an M.A. from Somerville College, Oxford University, and earned the M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy from Harvard University. She has been a British Marshall Scholar, an NEH Fellow, and is a lifetime Honorary Fellow of Somerville College, Oxford.

Follow Michele on Twitter: @philosophe31


Sunday 23 October, 10.00 Cinema 1
Who are we? Identity politics dissected

Sunday 23 October, 14.00 Cinema 2
What’s happened to the University? Lessons from America