Welcome

 
Hello! My name is Candice Delmas (the 's' in Delmas is pronounced, unlike in Dumas). 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. You can listen to my interviews with Robert Talisse for the New Books in Philosophy Podcast  and with the Cato Institute's Aaron Powell and Trevor Burrus for Free Thoughts. I spoke with two Australian podcasts, Radical Philosophy (here and hereand The Museabout civil and uncivil disobedience and current events. Here's an interview about the book with Northeastern's own Political Review, NUPR. Most recently, I contributed to this Hi-Phi Nation podcast--my favorite philosophy podcast!--on Uncivil Disobedience. I sometimes write in French for Libération
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Since spring 2018, I serve as Associate Editor at Res Publica.

Every semester I teach one course in Political Science (Contemporary 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 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. Pictured is a passion fruit flower, which grows wild in the South of France. 

Whenever I go to France, I indulge in soccabrocciu, and Provence rosé. Here in Massachusetts, I love jogging with my dog Clementine (around this pond), swimming (across that pond), practicing Taekwondo, cooking and baking 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 twins. They like cheetahs, dinosaurs, superheroes, and firetrucks. 

I am not on social media. Contact me at: c [dot] delmas [at] northeastern [dot] edu