Carina Fourie (she/her)

Associate Professor, Benjamin Rabinowitz Chair in Medical Ethics
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389 Savery Hall
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SPR 2024: On sabbatical


PhD in Philosophy, University College London: 2007

I am the Benjamin Rabinowitz Chair in Medical Ethics and a member of the Program on Ethics at the Philosophy Department, University of Washington (UW). I am also an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Department of Bioethics and Humanities, UW.

I work in bioethics, political philosophy, and feminist ethics. I am currently writing a book, under contract with Oxford University Press, on how a particular conception of equality - relational or social equality - should be the underlying ethical foundation for health equity. 

My most recent publications are on:

moral distress and the marginalization of nursesfeminist challenges to conceptions of justice in bioethics; and "How Being Better Off Is Bad for You".

My most cited publications are on moral distress (e.g. in BioethicsAMA Journal of Ethics) and I have also written on inequalities in global health partnerships (Medicine Anthropology Theory); inequity, emotions and health; sufficientarianism and two-tier healthcare systems; and relational equality (also known as social equality), among other topics. 

After completing my PhD at University College London, I conducted research on occupational health and its policy for UK industry and government. Before joining UW, I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Ethics Center, University of Zurich. My BA and MA degrees are from the University of Johannesburg. 

For a list of my publications, see my ORCID record (ID: 0000-0001-7605-1494).


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