My research is at the intersection of moral psychology, social and political philosophy, and feminist philosophy. I am currently working on a book manuscript provisionally titled Hope under Oppression, which explores the nature and value of hope under conditions of oppression. The book also highlights the relationship between hope, trust, anger, bitterness, and faith, and develops an account of collective hope in solidarity movements.
My book chapter, "Emotional Hope" was recently published in The Moral Psychology of Hope, ed. Claudia Blöser and Titus Stahl (Rowman and Littlefield). I argue that descriptions of the phenomenology of hope as positively valenced paint hope as brighter and cheerier than many hopes tend to be, and that there are many cases of entirely unpleasant hopes - what I call fearful hopes - that arise in non-ideal conditions in which agents hope to escape a threat.
I have some other works in progress: a paper that attempts to make sense of situations in which agents find themselves incapacitated and unable to act against injustice, a few papers co-authored with Michael Milona on emotions; a book chapter on collective forgiveness for the Routledge Handbook of Forgiveness, ed. Robert Enright and Glen Pettigrove; and a paper on despair.
Feel free to email me if you would like to chat about any of these things! You can reach me at katiestockdale at uvic.ca.