Lisa H. Schwartzman
(517) 355-4490


Associate Professor
Feminist Philosophy; Social & Political Philosophy; Ethics


Lisa Schwartzman is the author of Challenging Liberalism: Feminism as Political Critique (Penn State Press, 2006) and co-editor of Feminist Interventions in Ethics and Politics (Rowman and Littlefield, 2005). She has also published essays on feminist analyses of rights, equality, and hate speech. She is co-editing a special issue of the Journal of Social Philosophy on the topic “Gender, Implicit Bias, and Philosophical Methodology.” Prof. Schwartzman’s current work focuses on two related projects: the first involves examining the role that choice and autonomy play in contemporary discussions of feminism, and the second involves a critical feminist analysis of philosophical methodologies.

In the fall of 2010, Professor Schwartzman served as the Humphrey Chair of Feminist Philosophy at the University of Waterloo (in Ontario).

She was recently elected as chair of the steering committee chair for FEAST (the Association for Feminist Ethics and Social Theory).