Feminist Philosophy; Bioethics; Science and Values
Megan Dean is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Michigan State University. She works in Feminist Philosophy, Bioethics, and Science and Values, as well as 20th-century European Philosophy, especially Foucault and Phenomenology. Her current research is in the area of food ethics. While most food ethics concentrates on the impact of food production and consumption on human and non-human others, the environment, and health, Dean’s work highlights the importance of the activity of eating itself. Her work has appeared in journals including Feminist Philosophy Quarterly, Journal of Medical Ethics, and the Journal of Bioethical Inquiry. She received her PhD in Philosophy from Georgetown University in 2019, and also holds an MA in Philosophy from the University of Alberta. Prior to joining MSU, Dean was the Chauncey Truax Postdoctoral Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor at Hamilton College.
Dean is available to work with graduate students interested in her areas of research, especially ethics of food and eating and feminist bioethics.