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Colleen McCluskey, Ph.D.



Ph.D., University of Iowa

B.A., University of Washington

B.S.M.T., Seattle University

Research Interests

Medieval Philosophy, Ethics, Feminism, and Philosophy of Race

Publications and Media Placements


Thomas Aquinas on Moral Wrongdoing, 2017, Cambridge University Press

Aquinas's Ethics: Metaphysical Foundations, Moral Theory, and Theological Context, Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung and Christina Van Dyke, co-authors, 2009, University of Notre Dame Press

Recent journal articles

"Black on the Outside, White on the Inside: Peter Abelard's Use of Race," 2018, Critical Philosophy of Race 6(2); 135-163

Recent book chapters

"Natural Law Theory and Climate Change," 2020, Moral Theory and Climate Change: Ethical Perspectives on a Warming Planet, Dale E. Miller and Ben Eggleston, eds., Routledge

"Lust and Chastity," 2014, Virtues and their Vices, Kevin Tempe and Craig Boyd, eds. Oxford University Press, 115-135

"Thomism," 2013, Oxford Handbook of the History of Ethics, Roger Crisp, ed., Oxford University Press, 147-166

Professional Organizations and Associations

  • American Philosophical Association
  • American Catholic Philosophical Association
  • Society of Christian Philosophers
  • Society for Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy
  • Société internationale pour l'étude de la philosophie medieval
  • Philosophers in Jesuit Education
  • Christian Women in Philosophy