Welcome

I am an Assistant Professor at the Clemson University Department of Philosophy and Religion and the Director of the Law, Liberty, and Justice Program. I received my Ph.D. in Philosophy from Boston University in 2012. Before that, I earned an M.A. in Philosophy from Georgia State University, a Master 2 in Ethics and Politics from Université Paris IV Sorbonne, and a B.A. (Licence and Maitrise) from Université Paris X Nanterre.

I specialize in ethics, social and political philosophy, and philosophy of law, including from a feminist perspective. In my research, I am broadly interested in the grounds and limits of political authority, especially under conditions of injustice--or what you might call the 'real world'--and what these entail for political responsibility. 

Here are courses I previously taught at Clemson. 

Law, Liberty, and Justice is an emphasis area of the Philosophy Major designed for students considering a career in law or politics, or simply curious about issues of public significance. Many LLJ graduates go on to earn professional degrees in Law; others pursue graduate work in Philosophy, Political Science, or International Relations; and yet others go into business or the non-profit sector. As the Director of the LLJ Program, I develop and coordinate the pre-law internships; I organize the Lemon Lectures in Social, Legal, and Political Thoughtand I am in charge of advising and recruitment. 

In my free time, I like to run, swim, practice yoga, and cook up storms (experiments in Southern cuisine have gone well, according to my husband, twin boys, and dog).

I was born in Cannes and grew up in Cagnes-sur-mer, a little town outside Nice, France, known among other things for its medieval castleAuguste Renoir's home, and its world championship of "boules carrées" which is a game of pétanque with cubes (or "square balls" as the Cagnois, with their penchant for oxymoron, call them).

I am not on Facebook, but I am on Academia.

Contact: cdelmas@clemson.edu.  

A passion fruit flower (Saint-Paul-de-Vence, September 2011)
a passion fruit flower, Saint-Paul-de-Vence
                                                                                                            Me (Paris, July 2013)