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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

  • Ethics
  • Feminist Philosophy
  • Social and Political Philosophy



Recent Courses

  • Relational Effect

  • Ethical Theory

  • The Ethics and Politics of Violence

  • Global Responsibility and Cosmopolitanism
  • Introduction to Ethics

Recent Publications

  • “Reconsidering Dignity Relationally,” Ethics and Social Welfare 11, no. 2 (2017): 108-121.
  • “Feminist Ethics” in Philosophy: Feminism, ed. Carol Hay (Farmington Hills, MI: Macmillan, 2017), 189-213.
  • “Relational Ethics,” with Thaddeus Metz, The International Encyclopedia of Ethics, ed. Hugh LaFollette (Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2016).
  • “The Moral Meanings of Miscarriage,” Journal of Social Philosophy 46, no. 1 (Spring 2015): 141-157.
  • 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.

Current Projects

  • Critical Cosmopolitanism: Transnational Sexual Violence and the Limits of Global Justice (book manuscript, in progress)
  • “The Epistemology of Sexual Violence” (article, in progress)
  • “Violence and Moral Transformation” (article, in progress)