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Sarah Clark Miller

Sarah Clark Miller

Associate Professor of Philosophy, Bioethics, and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

222 Sparks Building


Office Phone: (814) 865-6969


  1. B.A., Philosophy and Modern Dance, Haverford College, 1996, magna cum laude, with departmental honors in Philosophy
  2. M.A., Philosophy, Stony Brook University, 1999
  3. Ph.D., Philosophy, Stony Brook University, 2003

Areas of Specialization

  • Moral Philosophy
  • Practical Ethics
  • Feminist Philosophy
  • Social and Political Philosophy



Recent Courses

  • The Ethics and Politics of Violence

  • Global Responsibility and Cosmopolitanism

  • Ethical Theory

  • Feminist Ethics

Recent Publications

  • "Relational Ethics," with Thaddeus Metz, International Encyclopedia of Ethics, ed. Hugh LaFollete (Wiley-Blackwell), forthcoming.
  • "The Moral Meanings of Miscarriage," Journal of Social Philosophy 46, no. 1 (Spring 2015): 141-157.
  • "Risky Business: When Patient Preferences Seem Irrational," with James C. Blankenship, Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions 82 (2013): 219-220.
  • The Ethics of Need: Agency, Dignity, and Obligation (New York: Routledge Press, 2012).
  • “A Feminist Account of Global Responsibility,” Social Theory and Practice 37, no. 3 (July 2011): 391– 412.
  • “Moral Injury and Relational Harm,” Journal of Social Philosophy 40, no. 4 (Winter 2009): 504–23.

Current Projects

  • Critical Cosmopolitanism: A Feminist Account of Global Responsibility (book manuscript, in progress)
  • "Dignity in Relation" (article, in progress)