Felicia Nimue Ackerman

Professor of Philosophy
Corliss Brackett 212
Spring 2019 office hours:
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:15-5:00pm
and by appointment 
[email protected]
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Felicia Nimue Ackerman's essays on bioethics have appeared in The Blackwell Guide to Medical Ethics, Ethical Issues in Modern Medicine, The Hastings Center Report, The Oxford Handbook of Bioethics vox.com, and elsewhere. Her work on philosophical themes in Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte Darthur has appeared in Arthuriana, Midwest Studies in Philosophy, and elsewhere. She is completing a book, Ethics and Character in Malory's Le Morte Darthur, for Palgrave Macmillan. Her fifteen short stories have appeared in Commentary, Mid-American Review, Playgirl, Prize Stories 1990: The O. Henry Awards, and elsewhere. Her 140-plus poems have appeared in American Atheist, The American Scholar, The Boston Globe, The Emily Dickinson International Society Bulletin, Free Inquiry, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Options Magazine, The Providence Journal, Scientific AmericanTime, and elsewhere. She also writes a monthly op-ed column for The Providence Journal and a monthly poetry column ("Felicitations") for Options. Her op-ed columns have been reprinted in Chicago Sun-TimesThe Detroit News, The Korea TimesMinneapolis Star TribuneThe Seattle Times, and elsewhere. She has been profiled in The New Yorker:  http://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/all-the-letters-that-are-fit-to-print and on NPR: http://www.onthemedia.org/story/dear-editor/transcript/

She has been a Senior Fulbright Lecturer in philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem as well as a fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences/National Endowment for the Humanities fellow.

Her recent seminar topics include fiction and the ethics of education; ethics and character in Malory's Morte Darthur; and disability, fiction and bioethics.