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Mikael Wallerstedt

Christine Straehle

Fellow, SCAS.
Professor of Practical Philosophy, Universität Hamburg
Professor of Ethics and Applied Ethics, University of Ottawa

Christine Straehle was awarded her PhD at McGill University, Montreal, in 2007. Since then she
has held several positions, including that of inaugural and founding director of the Centre for
Philosophy, Politics and Economics
in the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Groningen,
where she also held the Chair in Philosophy and Public Affairs.

Straehle’s work lies at the intersection of moral and political philosophy and public policy, which
is to say that she examines the moral justifiability of existing public policies and makes normative
recommendations on how to design just public policies. This work has resulted in numerous articles
and several edited collections, including The Political Philosophy of Refuge (Cambridge University
Press 2019) and Vulnerability, Autonomy and Applied Ethics (Routledge 2017). Her latest works
are Debating the Surrogacy (Oxford University Press, forthcoming) and a monograph on Vulnerability,
Territory, and Migration
(in preparation). She is also co-editor of the journal Global Justice: Theory,
Practice and Rhetoric.

Straehle has received prestigious fellowships and prizes in recognition of her work. She has been a
CEPPA Fellow at the University of St. Andrews, a Fellow at Justitia Amplificata at the Goethe-
Universität Frankfurt am Main, and is an Associate Member of Nuffield College, Oxford. In 2019,
Straehle became a member of the College of the Royal Society of Canada and was awarded the Kitty
Newman Memorial Award for Social and Political Philosophy. Since 2021, she has also been a member
of the Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Hamburg.

During her stay at SCAC, Straehle will be working on how to address the needs of climate migrants.

This information is accurate as of the academic year 2022-23.