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Katie Stockdale

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

University of Victoria

Clearihue Building B312

Victoria, British Columbia

Last Updated: March 2023



University of Victoria (2019-present)

Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy

Sam Houston State University (2017-2019)

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology and Philosophy


Cornell University (2016-2017)

Residential Dissertation Fellow, Sage School of Philosophy

Hope & Optimism: Conceptual and Empirical Investigations Project

Supervisor: Andrew Chignell


Dalhousie University:

Ph.D. in Philosophy (2017)

Dissertation: Oppression and the Struggle for Hope

Supervisor: Chike Jeffers

Committee: Susan Sherwin, Greg Scherkoske, Lisa Tessman

External Examiner: Cheshire Calhoun

Dalhousie University:

M.A. in Philosophy (2012)

Thesis: Toward a Theory of Collective Resentment

Supervisor: Duncan MacIntosh


Western University (University of Western Ontario):

B.A. in Philosophy and Sociology (2011)

Honours with Distinction




Hope Under Oppression. 2021. New York: Oxford University Press.

Reviews: Mind; Notre Dame Philosophical Review

Available as an audiobook on


Peer-Reviewed Articles & Book Chapters:

  1. "How Can Hope Be Rational in the Context of Global Poverty?" forthcoming in Ethical Theory and Moral Practice.

  2. "Collective Forgiveness" in The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy and Psychology of Forgiveness, ed. Robert Enright and Glen Pettigrove. Routledge, 2023.

  3. "Moral Shock" Journal of the American Philosophical Association 8, 3 (2022): 496-511.

  4. "Controlling Hope" with Michael Milona in Ratio 34, 4 (2021): 345-354.

  5. "Hope, Solidarity, and Justice" in Feminist Philosophy Quarterly 7, 2 (2021): 1-23.

  6. “Emotional Hope" in The Moral Psychology of Hope, ed. Claudia Blöser and Titus Stahl. Rowman and Littlefield, 2019.

  7. "Social and Political Dimensions of Hope" in Journal of Social Philosophy 50, 1 (2019): 28-44.

  8. “A Perceptual Theory of Hope” with Michael Milona in Ergo 5, 8 (2018): 203-222.

  9. “Losing Hope: Injustice and Moral Bitterness” in Hypatia 32, 2 (2017): 363-379.

  10. “Whither Bioethics Now? The Promise of Relational Theory” with Susan Sherwin in International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics 10, 1 (2017): 7-29.

  11. “Collective Resentment” in Social Theory and Practice 39, 3 (2013): 501-521.

Book Reviews:

  1. Shannon Sullivan’s Good White People: The Problem with Middle-Class White Anti-Racism. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2014. In Hypatia Reviews Online, 2015. (2540 words)

  2. John Deigh’s On Emotions: Philosophical Essays. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013. In Ethics Vol. 125, No. 2 (2015): 576-581.

Works in Progress:

  1. Paper with Michael Milona (under review)

  2. Paper in feminist moral psychology with Barrett Emerick and Audrey Yap (R&R)

  3. Paper on a moral vice (draft available)

  4. "(Why) Do We Need a Theory of Affective Injustice?" (in progress, invited for special issue in Philosophical Topics)

  5. "If I Had to Suffer, So Should You" with Audrey Yap (in progress, invited for proposed volume)

  6. "Resentment and Self-Respect" (in progress, invited for proposed volume)


Invited talks are marked with *

Author Meets Critics, Hope Under Oppression:

  1. Book Roundtable, Democratic Hope Research Group (2022)
    Critics: Claudia Blöser, David Owen, Antonin Lacelle-Webster

  2. APA Pacific (2022)
    Critics: Barrett Emerick, Kathryn Norlock, Jack Kwong

Conferences, Workshops, and Colloquia:​​​​

  1. *"On Being Entitled"
    University of Rochester Philosophy Colloquium, March 24 2023, by Zoom

  2. *"Hope, Solidarity, and Justice"
    Democratic Faith Working Group, December 8 2022, Brown University, Providence RI

  3. *"On Being Entitled"
    Eastern Michigan University Philosophy Speaker Series, November 10 2022, by Zoom

  4. *"Intrinsic Faith and Resilience"
    Workshop on Resilience in Action and Belief Jointly Sponsored by the Interuniversity Research Group on Normativity (GRIN) and Centre de Recherche en Enthique at the Univeriste de Montreal, May 2021, by Zoom

  5. *"Intrinsic Faith"
    University of British Columbia Philosophy Colloquium, April 9 2021, by Zoom

  6. *"Moral Shock"
    Dalhousie University Philosophy Colloquium, June 5 2020, by Zoom

  7. *"Moral Shock"
    Simon Fraser University Philosophy Colloquium, November 15 2019, Burnaby CA

  8. "Empathetic Messages of Hope," with Miriam McCormick (presented on behalf of Miriam McCormick)
    Meaning of Life Conference, June 11-12 2019, Haifa IL (refereed abstract)

  9. *"The Collective Hope of Solidarity"
    New Directions in the Philosophy of Hope, June 21-22 2018, Goethe University, Frankfurt DE

  10. "Collective Hope and Solidarity"
    Sam Houston State University Philosophy Colloquium, April 5 2018, Huntsville US

  11. *“Collective Hope"
    Panel on the Social and Political Dimensions of Hope at the Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Society Meeting, March 15-17 2018, New Orleans US

  12. “Hope: A Feminist Perspective”
    Hope & Optimism Midpoint Conference, June 14-17 2016, Estes Park US (introduction to research project)

  13. *“Hope through a Feminist Relational Lens” 
    Hope, Social and Political Perspectives Workshop, June 7-8 2016, University of Groningen, Groningen NL

  14. "Losing Hope: Injustice and Moral Bitterness"
    Notre Dame Hope & Optimism Workshop, April 22-23 2016, University of Notre Dame, South Bend US (refereed paper)

  15. *"Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women: A Feminist Relational Approach to Responsibility, Solidarity, and Social Justice" Cal Poly Pomona Philosophy Colloquium, April 5 2016, Pomona US

  16. *"Losing Hope: Injustice and Moral Bitterness"
    University of Redlands Philosophy Colloquium, April 4 2016, Redlands US

  17. “Blameworthiness and Blame: Reflections on Scanlon and Smith” 
    American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting, March 30-April 2 2016, San Francisco US (refereed paper)

  18. “The Social and Political Dimensions of Hope”
    Dalhousie Cross-Currents Seminar, February 25 2016, Halifax CA 

  19. "The Moral Emotion of Bitterness: Anger, Hope, and Agency”
    Dalhousie University Philosophy Colloquium, November 7 2014, Halifax CA

  20. “The Moral Emotion of Bitterness” 
    Atlantic Region Philosophers’ Association Annual Meeting, October 24-25 2014, St. John’s CA (refereed abstract)

  21. “Who is a Settler Canadian? Race, Language, and Colonialism” 
    Atlantic Region Philosophers’ Association Annual Meeting, October 4-5 2013, Halifax CA (refereed abstract)

  22. "Who is a Settler Canadian?"
    Dalhousie University Philosophy Colloquium, July 12 2013, Halifax CA

  23. “Exploring Resentments: Indigenous Expressions of Resentment in Canada” 
    29th North American Society for Social Philosophy Conference, July 26-29 2012, Boston US (refereed abstract)

  24. "Exploring Resentments: Indigenous-Settler Relations in the Canadian Context"
    Dalhousie University Philosophy Colloquium, July 20 2012, Halifax CA


  1. *Darrel Moellendorf's Mobilizing Hope: Climate Change & Global Poverty, American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Meeting, January 5 2023, Montreal QC.

  2. *Michelle Panchuk’s “Narrative Destruction: Hermeneutical Injustice as Insidious Violence” at the Logos Workshop in Philosophical Theology, University of Notre Dame, May 28-30, 2020, South Bend US (cancelled due to COVID-19)

  3. *"Re-conceptualizing Prejudice" at the APA Pacific, April  8-12 2020, San Francisco US (cancelled due to COVID-19)

  4. *Jennifer Szende's "Relational Value, Territorial Rights, and Climate Change"Shaping a More Just Bioethics: A Celebration of the Work of Susan Sherwin, May 26 2018, Halifax CA


  1. "When Hope Is Irrational", Aish (2022)

  2. "'Freedom convoy' proptestors' anger is misdirected' with Barrett Emerick and Audrey Yap, The Conversation (2022)

  3. Panelist for Thomas Homer-Dixon's "Commanding Hope",  John Albert Hall Lectures in collaboration between the Anglican Diocese of Islands and Inlets of British Columbia and the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society at the University of Victoria (2021)

  4. Anchor interview for "The Power and Peril of Hope", CBC Sunday Magazine with Piya Chattopadhyay  (2020)

  5. "Even when optimism has been lost, hope has a role to play" with Michael Milona, Aeon (2020)

  6. "Hope" with Michael Milona, 1000-Word Philosophy (2018)

  7. Videos for the public, Hope & Optimism Project (2016)


Assistant Professor, University of Victoria:

Topics in Philosophy: Moral Character (Fall 2022)

Advanced Topics in Philosophy: Hope and Despair (Spring 2021; Spring 2023)

Issues in Biomedical Ethics (Fall 2020)

Advanced Topics in Philosophy: Blame, Anger, and Forgiveness (Spring 2020)

Philosophy and Feminism (Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Fall 2022)

Death and Dying (Fall 2019, Fall 2020, Spring 2023)

Assistant Professor, Sam Houston State University:

Feminist Philosophy (Fall 2018)

Philosophy of Science (Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019)

Introduction to Philosophy (Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019)

Faculty Advisor (Spring 2019)

  1. Destiny Caldwell, "#MeToo? Exploring Inadequate Representation within Mainstream Social Justice Movements and Eradicating the 'All Lives Matter' Approach to Solidarity"

Undergraduate Honors Project Supervision (Spring 2018, x3; Spring 2019)

  1. Denise Guzman, "Life, Death, and Happiness"

  2. Olivia Heide, "Ethics of Genetic Engineering Technologies"

  3. Jessica Mizell, "Phil​osophy, Law, and Justice"

  4. Monica Rodriguez, "Ethics of Genetic Enhancement"


Instructor with Full Responsibilities, Dalhousie University:

Ethics and Health Care: Patient Care (Fall 2015)

Ethics and The Good Life (Spring 2015)


Teaching Assistant, Dalhousie University:

Ethics and Health Care: Patient Care (Fall 2014)

Legal Thinking (Winter 2013)

Justice in Global Perspective (Fall 2012)

Business Ethics (Spring 2012 & 2013)

Introduction to Philosophy (Fall/Winter 2012, Fall 2013)


Guest Teaching & Class Visits:

Fresno State University

Hope (Professor Andrew Fiala, Spring 2023)


St. Mary's College of Maryland

Responsibility and Reparation (Professor Barrett Emerick, Spring 2021)

University of Victoria

Politics After Hope (Professor Simon Glezos, Fall 2020)

University of Victoria

Discovering Humanities Research (Professor Alex D'Arcy, Fall 2020)

Toronto Metropolitan University

Philosophy of Emotions (Professor Michael Milona, Fall 2019)

St. Mary’s University

Moral Responsibility (Professor Todd Calder, Winter 2015)

Professional Teaching Development:

Inclusive Teaching Techniques Faculty Development Workshop, Sam Houston State University (2018)

Teaching and Learning Conference, Sam Houston State University (2017)


  1. Early Career Excellence in Research Award, Faculty of Humanities, University of Victoria

  2. Excellence in Teaching Nomination, Sam Houston State University (x2)

  3. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Postdoctoral Fellowship, $81,000—declined

  4. Cornell University Residential Dissertation Fellowship, Hope & Optimism Project, $25,000 USD

  5. Nova Scotia Research and Innovation Graduate Scholarship, $15,000—honorary

  6. Michael Smith Foreign Study Grant (with Michael Cholbi), Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, $6000—declined

  7. Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship, $105,000

  8. Outstanding GPA Award at Dalhousie, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, $1000

  9. Izaak Walton Killam Predoctoral Scholarship, $100,000—honorary

  10. Mushkat Memorial Essay Prize, Dalhousie University, $4000

  11. Douglas Butler Memorial Essay Prize, Department of Philosophy, Dalhousie University, $100

  12. Rosslyn Kelly Arts Scholarship, Western University, $2000

  13. Faculty of Arts Alumni Award, Western University, $1000


  1. Chair (2022)
    Author Meets Critics, Myisha Cherry's The Case for Rage, APA Pacific Meeting (2022)

  2. Mentor (2019-2020)
    Women in Philosophy/Philosophers' Cocoon Job Market Mentoring Program

  3. Co-organizer (2018-2019)
    Panel hosted by the Committee on the Status of Women at the APA Central Meeting (2019)
    (Topic: Intersectionality)

  4. Co-organizer (2017-2018)
    Panel hosted by the Committee on the Status of Women at the APA Central Meeting (2018)
    (Topic: Implicit Bias in the Philosophy Classroom)

  5. Member of Committee on the Status of Women (2017-2020)
    American Philosophical Association

  6. Co-organizer (2017)
    Nature and Norms of Hope Conference, Cornell University

  7. Co-organizer (2016-2017)
    Equity Panel, Canadian Philosophical Association annual meeting
    (Topic: Stereotype Threat and Implicit Bias)

  8. Member of Equity Committee (2016-2017)
    Canadian Philosophical Association

  9. Co-organizer (2015-2016)
    Equity Panel, Canadian Philosophical Association annual meeting
    (Topic: Decolonizing Philosophy)

  10. Member of Quality Assurance Monitoring Committee (2015-2016)
    Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission

  11. Founding Member of Equity Committee (2015-2017)
    Dalhousie Department of Philosophy

  12. Graduate Contact (2015-2017)
    Minorities and Philosophy Dalhousie Chapter

Refereeing: Philosophical Quarterly, Journal of Medical Ethics, Synthese, Journal of Political Philosophy, Philosophers' ImprintPhilosophy CompassJournal of the American Philosophical Association (x2), Law Culture and the Humanities, Journal of Ethics and Social PhilosophyPhilosophical PapersJournal of Social Philosophy (x2)International Journal of Feminist Approaches to BioethicsMind, Journal of Moral Philosophy, Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, Philosophical Studies (x2), Hypatia, Philosophical Explorations, Teaching Philosophy, The Nature and Norms of Hope Conference (2017), The Canadian Philosophical Association (x2)


  1. Research Assistant (2014)
    Equity Committee, Canadian Philosophical Association

  2. Consultant (2014)
    Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission

  3. Policy and Research Analyst (2013-2014)
    Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission

  4. Research Assistant (2012-2013)
    Department of Bioethics, Dalhousie University

  5. Social Media Manager (2012)
    Canadian Institute of Health Research funded event, “Out of the lab, on to the web?”

  6. Writing Tutor (2011-2013)
    The Writing Centre, Dalhousie University

  7. Research Assistant (2010)
    Faculty of Information and Media Studies, Western University

  8. Editorial Assistant (2009-2010)
    Department of History, Western University


  1. Member of Chair Search Committee (Fall 2022-present)

  2. Minor in Applied Ethics Coordinator (Fall 2022-present)

  3. Internal Research and Creative Project Grant Committee (Spring 2021)

  4. Department Secretary (Fall 2020-Summer 2021)

  5. ARPT Committee (Fall 2019-present)



  1. Search Committee (x2) (Fall 2018 - Spring 2019)

  2. Curriculum Committee (Fall 2018 - Spring 2019)

  3. Scholarship Selections Committee, Philosophy Program (Summer 2018; Spring 2019)

  4. Committee on Sponsoring Promising Undergraduate Research (Spring 2018 - Spring 2019)

  5. Search Committee (Fall 2017 - Spring 2018)

  6. Introduction to my research for the Psi Chi Psychology Club (Fall 2017)

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