Welcome

 
Hello! I am an Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Political Science at Northeastern University and the Associate Director of the Politics, Philosophy, and Economics Program. In 2016-17, I was a Dworkin-Balzan Fellow at the New York University School of Law Center for Law and PhilosophyBefore joining Northeastern, I was an Assistant Professor at Clemson University in upstate South Carolina. I received a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Boston University, a 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 Maîtrise) from Université Paris X Nanterre.

I specialize in ethics, social and political philosophy, and philosophy of law, and my areas of competence are in bioethics, neuroethics, and feminist theory. 
My primary 
research is on citizens' moral obligations under conditions of injustice--or what you might call the 'real world'. In my book, A Duty to Resist: When Disobedience Should Be Uncivil (2018), I defend the existence of moral duties to resist injustice, including through civil and uncivil disobedience. You can order the book from an independent bookstoreOxford University Press or Amazon. And you can listen to my interview with Robert Talisse for the New Books in Philosophy Podcast

Since May 2018, I serve as Associate Editor at Res Publica.

Every semester I teach one course in Political Science (Political Thought) and one course in Philosophy/PPE. You can go here to find my course syllabi and a guide for my students, Philosophy for Beginners

a passion fruit flower, Saint-Paul-de-Vence
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) that is played uphill on a steep slope. Above is a passion fruit flower, which grows wild in the South of France. 

Whenever I go home, I indulge in soccabrocciu, and Provence rosé. Here in Massachusetts, I love running with my dog Clementine (around this pond), swimming (across that pond), cooking up storms, mixing cocktails, complaining about the weather, and feeling incredibly lucky to be paid for doing what I love. I am also a happy (and busy) mother of twin toddlers. They like baby farm animals, superheroes, and firetrucks. 

Contact: c.delmas [at] northeastern [dot] edu