Jennifer Morton /Political Theory Workshop

Fri March 1st 2024, 11:30am - 1:00pm
Graham Stuart Lounge - Encina Hall West, Room 400
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What Should a Teacher Believe?

Jennifer Morton - Presidential Penn Compact Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania


Before coming to Penn, she taught at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the City College of New York/the Graduate Center at CUNY, and Swarthmore College. Her areas of research are philosophy of action, moral philosophy, philosophy of education, and political philosophy. She is interested in how agents reason and act under conditions of adversity and in how educational institutions shape our agency. Her book Moving Up Without Losing Your Way: The Ethical Costs of Upward Mobility, which has been awarded the Frederic W. Ness Book Award by the Association of American Colleges and Universities and selected as Princeton President Eisgruber’s Pre-Read for the Class of 2025, focuses on the ethical costs that first-generation and low-income students pay in order to take advantage of opportunities for socioeconomic mobility through education. 

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Brian Coyne