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Carol Hay is an Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Her work focuses primarily on issues in normative ethics and analytic feminism, concentrating largely on the moral obligations that arise in oppressive social conditions. Her other interests include public philosophy, liberal social and political philosophy, feminism in the liberal political tradition, oppression studies, and Kantian ethics.
Prof. Hay received the 2015 Gregory Kavka/UC Irvine Prize in Political Philosophy for “The Obligation to Resist Oppression,” chapter 4 of her book Kantianism, Liberalism, and Feminism: Resisting Oppression. Her work-in-progress includes a forthcoming book with W.W. Norton, entitled Quite Contrary: A Feminist Survival Guide. In addition to her many scholarly publications, Prof. Hay has published widely as a public philosopher, contributing frequently to both the New York Times and the Boston Globe.