Department of Philosophy

Mathematics and Science Center, Room 752
146 Library Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4479
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(248) 370-3390
fax: (248) 370-3157

Ami Harbin

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Ami Harbin

Title:  Associate Professor of Philosophy and Women and Gender Studies
Office: 644 Mathematics and Science Center
Phone: (248) 370-3301

PhD, Philosophy, Dalhousie University, 2011

Major Fields
Feminist Philosophy, Bioethics, Moral Psychology



Disorientation and Moral Life. Oxford University Press, Studies in Feminist Philosophy Series (2016).

Find reviews of the book in HypatiaNotre Dame Philosophical Reviews, Ethics and Social WelfareDialogue: Canadian Philosophical ReviewMetapsychology Reviews Online, and Feminist Philosophy Quarterly.

Articles and Book Chapters

“Inducing Fear” Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 23 (July 2020): 501-513.

“Public Health Ethics and Precarity” (with Michael D. Doan) International Journal for Feminist Approaches to Bioethics 13.2 (Fall 2020): 108-130.

“Pandemic Parenting” (with Alice MacLachlan) APA Newsletter on Feminism and Philosophy: Special Issue on COVID-19 and Pandemics 20.1 (Fall 2020): 22-26.

“Resilience and Group Based Harm” International Journal for Feminist Approaches to Bioethics 12.1 (Spring 2019): 24-43.

“Author response to commentaries on Disorientation and Moral Life” Feminist Philosophy Quarterly 4.2 (June 2018).

“Safety and Sacrifice” Ethics and Social Welfare 11.2 (June 2017): 163-176.

Reprinted In: Examining InjusticeFoundational, Structural, and Epistemic Issues. Ed. Christine Koggel. Routledge, 2018.

“Detroit to Flint and Back Again: Solidarity Forever” (co-authored with Michael D. Doan and Sharon Howell) Critical Sociology 43 (2017): 1-21.

 “Being (In)Visible in the Clinic: A Qualitative Study of Queer, Lesbian, and Bisexual Women’s Health Care Experiences in Eastern Canada” (co-authored with Erin Fredericks and Kelly Baker) Health Care for Women International (July 2016): 394-408.

“Restorative Justice in Transitions: The Problem of ‘The Community’ and Collective Responsibility” (co-authored with Jennifer Llewellyn) in Restorative Justice in Transitional Settings. Ed. Kerry Clamp. Routledge, 2016: 133-151.

“Prescribing Posttraumatic Growth” Bioethics vol. 29, no. 9 (November 2015): 671-679.

“Race and Bioethics” (co-authored with Alexis Shotwell) in Routledge Companion to Bioethics.  Ed. John Arras, Rebecca Kukla and Elizabeth Fenton.  Routledge, 2015: 543-556. 

“Prisons and Palliative Politics” in Death and Other Penalties: Philosophy in a Time of Mass Incarceration.  Ed. Lisa Guenther, Geoffrey Adelsberg, and Scott Zeman.  Fordham University Press, 2015: 158-173.

“The Disorientations of Acting Against Injustice” Journal of Social Philosophy vol. 45, no. 2 (Summer 2014): 162-181.

“Mentorship in Method: Philosophy and Experienced Agency” Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy vol. 29, no. 2 (Spring 2014): 476-492.

“Disorientation and the Medicalization of Struggle” International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics vol. 7, no. 1 (Spring 2014): 99-121. 

“Collective Responsibility and Collective Feeling”  Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review vol. 53 (March 2014): 31-42.

“Discomfort, Judgment, and Health Care for Queers” (co-authored with Brenda Beagan and Lisa Goldberg), originally published in Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 2012, republished in textbook Bioethics in Canada. Ed. Charles Weijer, Anthony Skelton, Samantha Brennan. Oxford University Press, 2013.

Review of Being Relational: Reflections on Relational Theory and Health Law and Policy, (Ed. Jennifer Llewellyn and Jocelyn Downie), Hypatia Reviews Online 2013. 

"Bodily Disorientation and Moral Change," Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy 27:2 (Spring 2012) 261-280.

Harbin, Ami, Brenda Beagan, and Lisa Goldberg, "Discomfort, Judgment, and Health Care for Queers," Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 9:2 (Spring 2012) 149-160.

"Sexual Authenticity," Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review 50:1 (June 2011): 77-93.

Goldberg, Lisa, Ami Harbin and Sue Campbell, "Queering the birthing space: Phenomenological interpretations of the relationships between lesbian couples and perinatal nurses in the context of birthing care," Sexualities 14 (April 2011): 173-192.

"Dynamic Authenticity and Aesthetic Responsibility," Æ: Canadian Journal of Aesthetics (2008).