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Maggie FitzGerald

Assistant Professor

Faculty Member in Political Studies

Arts 283A

Research Area(s)

  • Ethics of Care
  • Global Ethics
  • Feminist Ethics
  • Feminist Moral Philosophy
  • Decolonial Theory
  • International Political Theory
  • (Global) Political Economy
  • Postfoundational Political Thought

About me

Maggie FitzGerald joined the Department of Political Studies in July of 2020. Her research program engages two related areas. The first focuses on global ethics and international political theory, with an emphasis on decolonial ethics, normative and critical international relations theory, and feminist political economy. Her second strand of research centres on governing norms and the ways in which institutions and governments are (co)constitutive of values. Linking these two areas of research are feminist political theory and feminist ethics, and particularly the ethics of care. Her work has appeared in journals such as Ethics and Social Welfare; Atlantis: Critical Studies in Gender, Culture, & Social Justice; Health and Social Care in the Community; and Canadian Review of Social Policy.

Maggie completed her doctorate in the Department of Political Science at Carleton University, Ottawa, ON. She also holds a Master of Arts in Political Economy from Carleton University and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics with a Specialization in Political Economy from St Thomas University, Fredericton, NB. Her research has been supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

Research Interests: Ethics of Care; Global Ethics; Feminist Ethics; Feminist Moral Philosophy; Decolonial Theory; Decolonial Ethics; International Political Theory; (Global) Political Economy; Postfoundational Political Thought.


(Global) Political Economy Decolonial Ethics Decolonial Theory Ethics of Care Feminist Ethics Feminist Moral Philosophy Global Ethics International Political Theory Postfoundational Political Thought