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Katie Stockdale

Associate Professor of Philosophy

University of Victoria

Clearihue Building B312

Victoria, British Columbia

Last Updated: December 2023



University of Victoria (2023-present)

Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy

University of Victoria (2019-2023)

Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy

Maternity leave 2021-2022.

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




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

Available as an audiobook on

Reviews: Mind; Notre Dame Philosophical Review

Peer-Reviewed Articles & Book Chapters:​​

  1. Forthcoming. "(Why) Do We Need a Theory of Affective Injustice?" in Philosophical Topics.

  2. 2023. "Weapon and Shield: Apologies and the Duty to be Vulnerable" with Barrett Emerick and Audrey Yap in Feminist Philosophy Quarterly 9, 3: 1-21.

  3. 2023. "How Can Hope Be Rational in the Context of Global Poverty?" in Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 26, 337: 425-430.

  4. 2023. "Collective Forgiveness" in The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy and Psychology of Forgiveness, ed. Robert Enright and Glen Pettigrove. Routledge.

  5. 2022. "Moral Shock" Journal of the American Philosophical Association 8, 3: 496-511.

  6. 2021. "Controlling Hope" with Michael Milona in Ratio 34, 4: 345-354.

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

  8. 2019. “Emotional Hope" in The Moral Psychology of Hope, ed. Claudia Blöser and Titus Stahl. Rowman and Littlefield.

  9. 2019. "Social and Political Dimensions of Hope" in Journal of Social Philosophy 50, 1: 28-44.

  10. 2018. “A Perceptual Theory of Hope” with Michael Milona in Ergo 5, 8: 203-222.

  11. 2017. “Losing Hope: Injustice and Moral Bitterness” in Hypatia 32, 2: 363-379.

  12. 2017. “Whither Bioethics Now? The Promise of Relational Theory” with Susan Sherwin in International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics 10, 1: 7-29.

  13. 2013. “Collective Resentment” in Social Theory and Practice 39: 501-521.

Book Reviews:

  1. Forthcoming. Darrel  Moellendorf's Mobilizing Hope: Climate Change and Global Poverty. New York: Oxford University Press. In Environmental Ethics, as part of author meets critics discussion.

  2. 2015. 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. (2540 words)

  3. 2013. John Deigh’s On Emotions: Philosophical Essays. New York: Oxford University Press. In Ethics Vol. 125, 2: 576-581.​​

Works in Progress:

  1. "A Feminist Perspective on Hope." Invited for The Oxford Compendium of Hope, ed. Anthony Scioli and Steven van den Heuvel. Under contract with Oxford University Press.

  2. "Resentment and Self-Respect." Invited for The Moral Psychology of Resentment ed. Antti Kauppinen and Max Lewis. Under contract with Rowman & Littlefield.

  3. Paper with Michael Milona (under review, R&R)

  4. Paper on a moral vice (drafted)


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. *"Resentment and Self-Respect"
    Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto, April 3 2024, Toronto CA

  2. *"Hope in Human Life"
    Public Lecture for the Civil Rights and Civic Virtue Society, Auburn University, December 4 2023 by Zoom

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  13. *Comments on 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

  14. *“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

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

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

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

  18. *"A Feminist Relational Approach to Responsibility, Solidarity, and Social Justice" Cal Poly Pomona Philosophy Colloquium, April 5 2016, Pomona US

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


  1. 2022. "When Hope Is Irrational" in Aish.

  2. 2022. "'Freedom convoy' protestors' anger is misdirected' with Barrett Emerick and Audrey Yap in The Conversation.

  3. 2021. 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.

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

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

  6. 2018. "Hope" with Michael Milona in 1000-Word Philosophy.

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


University of Victoria:

Feminist Ethics (Fall 2023)

Moral Character (Fall 2022)

Hope and Despair (Spring 2021; Spring 2023)

Issues in Biomedical Ethics (Fall 2020)

Blame, Anger, and Forgiveness (Spring 2020)

Philosophy and Feminism (Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Fall 2022, Spring 2024)

Death and Dying (Fall 2019, Fall 2020, Spring 2023, Fall 2023, Spring 2024)

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 Advising and Honors Project Supervision:

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

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

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

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

  5. Monica Rodriguez, "Ethics of Genetic Enhancement"


Dalhousie University:


Ethics and Health Care: Patient Care (Fall 2015)

Ethics and The Good Life (Spring 2015)


Teaching Assistant:

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:

  1. Fresno State University
    Hope (Professor Andrew Fiala, Spring 2023)

  2. St. Mary's College of Maryland
    Responsibility and Reparation (Professor Barrett Emerick, Spring 2021)

  3. University of Victoria
    Politics After Hope (Professor Simon Glezos, Fall 2020)

  4. University of Victoria
    Discovering Humanities Research (Professor Alex D'Arcy, Fall 2020)

  5. Toronto Metropolitan University
    Philosophy of Emotions (Professor Michael Milona, Fall 2019)

  6. St. Mary’s University
    Moral Responsibility (Professor Todd Calder, Winter 2015)​


Professional Teaching Development:

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

  2. 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 University, $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



Analysis, Philosophical Quarterly, Journal of Medical Ethics, Synthese, Journal of Political Philosophy, Philosophers' ImprintPhilosophy CompassJournal of the American Philosophical Association (x3), 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

Academic Presses:

Oxford University Press



The Nature and Norms of Hope Conference (2017), The Canadian Philosophical Association (x2), Western Canadian Philosophical Association


  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. Graduate Coordinator (with Eric Hochstein) (July 2023-present)

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

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

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

  5. Department Secretary (Fall 2020-Summer 2021)

  6. 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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