- Senior Sustainability Scientist, Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation
- Professor, School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Joan McGregor is a transdisciplinary and collaborative scholar and President of ASU’s Tempe Campus Academic Senate. Her current research has been focused on issues of food, food justice, and food sustainability. She just published an article arguing for the intersection of food, climate, and environmental injustices and the dignitary harms that result. A major on-going public project focusing on food grew out of the Mellon funded Humanities for the Anthropocene, entitled: Dinner 2040: The Future of Food http://hfe-observatories.org/projects/dinner-2040 With Rebecca Tsosie, she collaborated on a project entitled “Governing Monsters Bioethics, Human Monsters, and Frankenfoods: Global Monster Narratives and Emerging Technologies.” Tsosie and McGregor collaborated on many projects of note was: “Genome Justice: The law and ethics of population genomics.” McGregor has published over 50 articles, and book chapters, a book on rape.
- PhD, Philosophy, minor in Law, Univeristy of Arizona, Tucson, 1985
- MA, Philosophy, University of Arizona, Tucson, 1982
- BA, Philosophy (with honors), University of California - Davis, 1979
- cultural studies
- environmental ethics
- ethical issues in environmental law
- philosophy of sustainability
- ecological ethics
- environmental philosophy
- engineering ethics
- emerging technologies
- public health
- environmental humanities
- Gender Equality
- Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
McGregor, J. 2018. Values on your plate: Dinner 2040. Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities 5(2):137-155. DOI: 10.5250/resilience.5.2.0137. (link )
McGregor, J. 2014. Enhancing humans and sustainability: The reunion of bioethics and environmental ethics. De Ethics: A Journal of Philosophical, Theological and Applied Ethics 1(3):35-53. (link )
McGregor, J. and J. Wetmore. 2009. Researching and teaching the ethics and social implications of emerging technologies in the laboratory. NanoEthics 3:17-30. DOI: 10.1007/s11569-009-0055-1. (link )
McGregor, J. L. 2005. Is It Rape? On Acquaintance Rape and Taking Women's Consent Seriously. Ashgate Publishers. ISBN: 978-0-7546-5066-9.
McGregor, J. L. 2018. Toward a philosophical understanding of TEK and ecofeminism. Pp. 109-128 In: Nelson, M. K. and D. Shilling eds., Traditional Ecological Knowledge: Learning from Indigenous Practices for Environmental Sustainability. Cambridge University Press. Cambridge, UK. ISBN: 978-1108428569.
McGregor, J. 2013. Eating right: Eating local or global?. Pp. 123-141 In: Collste, G. and L. Reuter eds., Proceedings of the 50th Societas Ethica Annual Conference 2013: Climate Change, Sustainability, and an Ethics of an Open Future. 50th Societas Ethica Annual Conference 2013: Climate Change, Sustainability, and an Ethics of an Open Future. Soesterberg, The Netherlands. (link )