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.
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.