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Debra Satz

Senior Associate Dean for the Humanities and Arts, and the Marta Sutton Weeks Professor of Ethics in Society, Stanford University

 
I am a professor in the Philosophy Department at Stanford and director of the McCoy Center for Ethics in Society. I am also currently serving as the senior associate dean for the humanities and arts. 
I am a political philosopher whose work addresses contemporary public policy debates. My research focuses on the ethical limits of markets; the meaning and place of equality in a just society; theories of rational choice; feminist philosophy; a society’s obligations to its citizens, especially with respect to education; and issues of international justice.
 
Among my recent publications are Why Some Things Should Not Be for Sale: The Moral Limits of Markets (Oxford University Press, 2010); “Equality and Sufficiency: A Problematic Dichotomy in Global Justice;” (2013) “Unequal Chances: Race, Class and Schooling;” (2012) and (co-ed.) Occupy the Future (MIT Press, 2012). 
 
I am very committed to teaching. In 2004, I received the Walter J. Gores Award, Stanford’s highest teaching honor. In 2010, I won the Roland Prize for faculty volunteer service in recognition of a program that I co-founded which pairs volunteer faculty with undergraduates to teach liberal arts courses to residents of a drug and alcohol treatment facility for women.
In 2013, I was elected the President of the American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy.