Elizabeth Edenberg, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Edenberg is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics.Her work at the institute brings her into Ethics Lab, working to design direct-impact ethics projects and innovative approaches to engaged ethics education.Dr. Edenberg's primary research is focused on Political Philosophy, Ethics, and Feminist Philosophy. Her articles have appeared in The Journal of Political Philosophy, Law and Philosophy, Family Medicine, and several edited collections. She is co-editor, with Larry May, of Jus Post Bellum and Transitional Justice (Cambridge University Press).

Did you know?

It's no wonder Elizabeth gets along with all those designers at the Lab… while a postdoctoral teaching fellow at Fordham University, she co-designed some of the materials intended to recruit new students to the philosophy program.

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Edited Book

  • Jus Post Bellum and Transitional Justice (2013), co-edited with Larry May, co-authored introduction, Cambridge University Press


  • "Growing Up Sexist: Challenges to Rawlsian Stability" forthcoming in Law and Philosophy
  • “Unequal Consenters and Political Illegitimacy” (2013), co-authored with Marilyn Friedman, Journal of Political Philosophy, Vol. 21, No. 3: 347-360
  • “Patient Understanding of Benefits, Risks, and Alternatives to Screening Colonoscopy” (2013), co-authored with P. Schwartz, P. Barrett, S. Perkins, E. Meslin, T. Imperiale, Family Medicine, Vol. 45, No. 2: 83-89


  • "Feminist Social and Political Philosophy," co-authored with Emily McGill-Rutherford, in Philosophy: Feminism, edited by Carol Hay (MacMillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks, 2017)
  • "Civic Education: Political or Comprehensive?" in Justice, Education, and the Politics of Childhood, edited by J. Drerup, G. Graf, C. Schickhardt, and G. Schweiger (Springer, 2016)
  • Entry on "Essays regarding the Philanthropinium," Cambridge Kant Lexicon, edited by Julian Wuerth (forthcoming with Cambridge University Press)