Asst. Professor of Philosophy; Director of Peace, Justice and Human Rights Concentration
Ph.D., Rhetoric, University of California at Berkeley
M.A., Rhetoric, University of California at Berkeley
B.A., Classical Languages, University of California at Berkeley
Before coming to Haverford College to create a new interdisciplinary human rights theory program for undergraduates, Jill Stauffer taught at Amherst College in Massachusetts in the department of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought, and in the Philosophy department at John Jay College of Criminal Justice/CUNY in New York. Stauffer is on the Board of Directors for the non-profit book series Voice of Witness, which illuminates human rights crises through the stories of the men and women who live through them. Her academic interests include philosophy of law, political philosophy, continental philosophy, and ethics. She has published widely on the international reach of rights, personal and political responsibility, political reconciliation, and the rule of law. Her edited volume, Nietzsche and Levinas: After the Death of a Certain God, was published by Columbia University Press in 2009. She is currently writing a book on political subjectivity as it relates to the promise and limits of reconciliation after violence.