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Nicolae Morar joins Environmental Studies Faculty

The Environmental Studies Program welcomes Nicolae Morar to a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Environmental Studies beginning in Fall 2015.

Nicolae-Morar-PhD-Sept-2012-003_2-1tjq3gzProfessor Morar specializes in bioethics (especially biomedical, genethics, environmental, and research ethics), philosophy of biology and ecology, and recent continental philosophy. His other interests include ethical theory, social and political philosophy, and philosophy of sexuality.

Morar earned his PhD from Purdue University in 2011 and has subsequently been a Visiting Scholar at The Hastings Center and a Postdoctoral Scholar with the Rock Ethics Institute at The Pennsylvania State University. He is a member of the Consortium for Socially Relevant Philosophy of/in Science and Engineering (SRPoiSE). Currently, Morar is a Visiting Assistant Professor in Philosophy and Biology and an Associate Member with the Institute of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Oregon.

Morar is the editor, with Jonathan Beever, of Perspectives in Bioethics, Science, and Public Policy(Purdue University Press, 2013); and, with Thomas Nail and Dan Smith, of a Foucault Studies Special Issue on Foucault and Deleuze (2014). Forthcoming publications include Biopower: Michel Foucault and Beyond, edited with Vernon Cisney (University of Chicago Press, 2015); Between Foucault and Derrida, edited with Vernon Cisney and Yubraj Aryal (Edinburgh University Press, 2015), and Pierre Klossowski, Living Currency, translated with Vernon Cisney and Daniel W. Smith (Bloomsbury Press, 2015).

Morar is currently completing a monograph titled Biology, BioEthics, and BioPolitics: How To Think Differently About Human Nature. To learn more about Morar, visit his website at http://pages.uoregon.edu/nmorar/Nicolae_Morar/Welcome.html