Department of Philosophy
Mathematics and Science Center, Room 752
146 Library Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4479
(248) 370-3390
fax: (248) 370-3144

Ami Harbin


Ami Harbin

Title: Assistant Professor
Office: 644 Mathematics and Science Center
Phone: (248) 370-3301

PhD, Philosophy, Dalhousie University, 2011

Major Fields
Feminist Philosophy, Bioethics, Moral Psychology

Disorientation and Moral Life.  Forthcoming in Oxford University Press's Studies in Feminist Philosophy Series (May 2016).

Articles and Book Chapters
“Restorative Justice in Transitions: The Problem of ‘The Community’ and Collective Responsibility” (co-authored with Jennifer Llewellyn). Forthcoming in Restorative Justice in Transitional Settings. Ed. Kerry Clamp (Routledge).

“Prescribing Posttraumatic Growth” Bioethics vol. 29, no. 9 (November 2015): 671-679.

“Race and Bioethics” (co-authored with Alexis Shotwell) in Routledge Companion to Bioethics.  Ed. John Arras, Rebecca Kukla and Elizabeth Fenton.  Routledge, 2015: 543-556. 

“Prisons and Palliative Politics” in Death and Other Penalties: Philosophy in a Time of Mass Incarceration.  Ed. Lisa Guenther, Geoffrey Adelsberg, and Scott Zeman.  Fordham University Press, 2015: 158-173.

“The Disorientations of Acting Against Injustice” Journal of Social Philosophy vol. 45, no. 2 (Summer 2014): 162-181.

“Mentorship in Method: Philosophy and Experienced Agency” Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy vol. 29, no. 2 (Spring 2014): 476-492.

“Disorientation and the Medicalization of Struggle” International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics vol. 7, no. 1 (Spring 2014): 99-121. 

“Collective Responsibility and Collective Feeling”  Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review vol. 53 (March 2014): 31-42.

“Discomfort, Judgment, and Health Care for Queers” (co-authored with Brenda Beagan and Lisa Goldberg), originally published in Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 2012, republished in textbook Bioethics in Canada. Ed. Charles Weijer, Anthony Skelton, Samantha Brennan. Oxford University Press, 2013.

Review of Being Relational: Reflections on Relational Theory and Health Law and Policy, (Ed. Jennifer Llewellyn and Jocelyn Downie), Hypatia Reviews Online 2013. 

"Bodily Disorientation and Moral Change," Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy 27:2 (Spring 2012) 261-280.

Harbin, Ami, Brenda Beagan, and Lisa Goldberg, "Discomfort, Judgment, and Health Care for Queers," Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 9:2 (Spring 2012) 149-160.

"Sexual Authenticity," Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review 50:1 (June 2011): 77-93.

Goldberg, Lisa, Ami Harbin and Sue Campbell, "Queering the birthing space: Phenomenological interpretations of the relationships between lesbian couples and perinatal nurses in the context of birthing care," Sexualities 14 (April 2011): 173-192.

"Dynamic Authenticity and Aesthetic Responsibility," Æ: Canadian Journal of Aesthetics (2008).