abcabcabc TEACHING | Carolyn McLeod

I teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The courses I teach regularly for undergraduates are in reproductive ethics, normative ethics, and feminist philosophy. For graduates, I often teach on gender and race, parenthood and procreation, and trust and testimony.  

The supervision of PhD dissertations and MA research papers or theses is also an important part of my teaching. I have supervised, or am currently supervising, students with projects that concern human reproduction (especially medically assisted reproduction), parenthood, gender and feminism, trust or related concepts, autonomy or related concepts, and moral responsibility.

A partial list of students I have supervised appears below and a complete list appears in my CV.


PhD (completed or ABD):

Veromi Arsiradam, Philosophy, Western. A Duty to Adopt? On the Ethics and Politics of Adoption, in progress.

Meghan Winsby, co-supervised with A. Skelton, Philosophy, Western. The Prospective Stance: Developing Moral Agency and Responsibility, in progress.

Emma Ryman, Philosophy, Western. Fiduciary Duties and Commercial Surrogacy, defended August 2017. Currently admitted to the JD program at the University of Toronto.

Stephanie Kapusta, co-supervised with R. Vernon, Philosophy, Western. Contesting Gender Concepts, Norms, and Language: Three Critical Essays on Political and Ethical Aspects of Gender Non-Conformity, defended August 2015. Currently Assistant Professor of Philosophy (limited term) at Dalhousie University.

Reuven Brandt, Philosophy, Western. Gamete Provision and Moral Responsibility, defended January 2015. As of July 2017, Assistant Professor, tenure track, in the Department of Philosophy, UC San Diego; formerly, Research Associate in Ethics, Lancaster University (January 2015-17).

Angel Petropanagos, Philosophy, Western. Fertility Preservation Technologies for Women: A Feminist Ethical Analysis, defended May 2013. Currently a full-time clinical ethicist at the William Osler Health System, Toronto, Canada; formerly, a postdoctoral researcher at NovelTech Ethics, Dalhousie University.

Katy Fulfer, co-supervised with H. Fielding, Philosophy, Western. Hannah Arendt and Feminist Agency, defended December 2012. Currently Assistant Professor, tenure track, in the Department of Philosophy, Waterloo University; formerly (2013-16), Sophia M. Libman NEH Professor of the Humanities, Hood College.


MA (completed):

Chloe Wall, Philosophy, Western. “Second Guessing: Imposter Syndrome and Epistemic Injustice,” completed August 2015. Currently a PhD student and Commonwealth Scholar at Otago University.

Nanette Ryan, Philosophy, Western. “The Nature of Betrayal,” completed August 2013. Currently a PhD student at Georgetown University.

Michelle Allain, co-supervisor with K. Kirkwood, Health Sciences, Western. Catholic Hospital Conscientious Objection in Canada and Rural Areas: An Ethical Analysis, defended August 2011. Currently a bioethicist with the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre and Collaborative Group.

Nora Nicholas, “The Practical Dilemma of Non-Ideal Justice in International Contract Pregnancies: A Feminist Perspective,” completed August 2010.