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 (Oxford University Press, expected summer 2018), I defend the existence of moral duties to resist injustice, including through civil and uncivil disobedience. I have also done some work on the neuroethics of sexual re-orientation with Sean Aas

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 on a steep slope. On the left 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 elephants, cows, and firetrucks. 

Contact: c.delmas@northeastern.edu