I'm an Associate Professor in the Wellesley College Department of Philosophy. Most of my research addresses the foundations and content of principles of distributive justice in global politics. More recently, I've begun to work on moral philosophy, especially the question of what makes a life meaningful, and on philosophy of art. I teach courses in political philosophy, ethics and philosophy of literature.

I'm originally from New Zealand and now live in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In my spare time, I like to swim, read, write fiction and non-fiction, wander outside, travel out west, visit my twin sister and mix cocktails.

You can contact me at:

hdebres [at] wellesley [dot] edu / 320 Founders Hall, Wellesley College, 106 Central St, Wellesley MA 02481