About Me

I am a Residential Dissertation Fellow with the Hope & Optimism: Conceptual and Empirical Investigations project in the Sage School of Philosophy at Cornell University, and Ph.D. Candidate in Philosophy at Dalhousie University.IMG_1716.JPG

My current research explores the nature, value, and role of hope in moral and political life. I am particularly interested in the relationship between hope and moral anger in response to injustice, and the potential role of hope in struggles against oppression. I plan to extend this work by developing an account of the relationship between forgiveness and hope in contexts of oppression.

In addition to my research, I am a member of the Canadian Philosophical Association’s Equity Committee (2016-2017) and the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission’s Quality Assurance Monitoring Committee (2015-present).

Email me to chat at katie (dot) stockdale (at) dal.ca.