Meet Our Faculty

Kimberly Engels

Kimberly Engels, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Office hours: Office Hours T/Th 12 - 1:30 p.m.

Education & Experience:

  • Ph.D., Marquette University, 2011 - 2017

Dissertation: "The Social and Historical Subject in Sartre and Foucault and Its Implications for Healthcare Ethics."

  • Bachelor of Arts, Luther College, 2004 - 2008

Areas of Specialty: Biomedical Ethics, Continental Philosophy


  • "An Existentialist Analysis of 'Stand Your Ground' Laws." Forthcoming in Public Affairs Quarterly (2017).
  • "Biopower, Normalization, and HPV: A Foucauldian Analysis of the HPV Vaccine Controversy." Journal of Medical Humanities. 37.3 (2016): 299-312.
  • "Guilty of Being a Dwarf: Tyrion's Existential Authenticity." in The Ultimate Game of Thrones and Philosophy, edited by Robert Arp and Eric Silverman, Open Court (2016).
  • "A Sartrean Analysis of Conscientious Objection in Healthcare: Workplace Decisions in Light of Group Praxis." Business and Professional Ethics. (34.2) 2015: 195-214.
  • "Schopenhauer's Intelligible Character and Sartre's Fundamental Project." The Journal of Idealistic Studies (44.1) 2014: 101-118.
  • "Bad Faith, Authenticity, and Responsibilities to Future Generations: A Sartrean Approach." Environmental Ethics (36.4) 2014: 455-470. 

Edited Books (In progress):

Westworld and Philosophy. Blackwell Pop Culture and Philosophy Series. Co-Edited with James South. Forthcoming Fall 2017.

Presentations: (Select)

  • "The Practico-Inert and Our Possibilities: Social and Historical Subjectivity" North American Sartre Society, 22nd meeting, University of North Carolina Wilmington, November 2016.
  • "The Ethical Subject in Sartre and Foucault: Reflection, Empathy, and Invention"North American Sartre Society, 21st meeting, Bethlehem, PA, November 2015.
  • "Emotion and Deadly Force: A Sartrean Phenomenological Analysis of 'Stand Your Ground'." APA Central, Main Program, St. Louis, February 2015.
  • "Biopower, Normalization, and HPV: A Foucauldian Analysis of the HPV Vaccine Controversy." APA Central, Main Program, Chicago, March 2014.
  • "The Pledged Group of Medicine: A Sartrean Approach to Conscientious Objection in Health Care." North American Sartre Society, 19th Meeting, Texas A&M, College Station, November 2012

Upcoming Courses:

  • ETH 505 Advanced Medical Ethics
  • ETH 257 Business Ethics
  • ETH 280H Global Ethics

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