Philosophy Associate Professor

Office: 541-737-6517

Milam Hall

Milam Hall 310

2520 SW Campus Way

2520 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331
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Dr. Stephanie C. Jenkins is an Associate Professor in the School of History, Philosophy, and Religion at Oregon State University. She is the co-founder and former co-director of the Phronesis Lab for Engaged Ethics, as well as the current Director of the Oregon State University Disability Network. Her research and teaching interests include feminist philosophy, disability studies, critical animal studies, and ethics. In addition to publishing scholarly articles in moral philosophy, she is a co-editor of the book, Disability and Animality: Crip Perspectives in Critical Animal Studies, as well as a special issue of the Public Philosophy Journal about the improvisational rock band Phish.

Affiliated with: 
School of History, Philosophy, and Religion
Courses Taught: 

Fall 2021

PHL 203: Meaning of Existence

PHL 411/511: Great Figures in Philosophy (Foucault)

Winter 2022

PHL 205: Ethics

PHL 275: Intro to Disability Studies

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Stephanie Jenkins received her BA in Philosophy at Emory University in 2003, her MA in Philosophy from Pennsylvania State University in 2007 and her dual Ph.D. in Philosophy and Women's Studies from Pennsylvania State University in 2012.  Her dissertation, Disabling Ethics: A Genealogy of Ability, argues for a genealogy-based ethics that departs from traditional bioethical approaches to disability.  Her research and teaching interests include 20th century continental philosophy (especially French), feminist philosophy, disability studies, critical animal studies, and ethics.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time outdoors (hiking, biking, and running), baking, and listening to live music.


Dr. Jenkins will be teaching the following courses in Fall 2013 

  • PHL 525 Philosophical Methods
  • PHL 411 (Ab)Normal Philosophies: Michel Foucault