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Amy Allen and Nancy Tuana win 2020 College of Liberal Arts Faculty Awards

Amy Allen, Head of the Department of Philosophy and Liberal Arts Professor of Philosophy and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, is the recipient of the 2020 Class of 1933 Distinction in the Humanities Award. Dr. Allen is an internationally recognized scholar in Critical Theory, in feminist philosophy, and in 20th century French philosophy. She is highly-reviewed among authors in political philosophy. The centerpiece of Dr. Allen’s recent work is her 2016 book, The End of Progress (Columbia University Press). She has just completed (submitted to Columbia University Press) a new book on Critical Theory and psychoanalysis, tentatively entitled The Sting of Negativity.

Nancy Tuana, DuPont/Class of 1949 Professor of Philosophy and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, is the 2020 recipient of the Faculty Excellence in Sustainability Award. Dr. Tuana has demonstrated exceptional commitment to the value of sustainability through her research and teaching. She is part of an interdisciplinary research team at Penn State that has developed a more robust model of scientific ethics to more adequately reflect the impacts of ethical issues in scientific practice. She is also engaged in research on justice issues in the context of climate change and is author of a number of articles on the topic of gender and climate change.

 

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