BA (Minnesota), BPhil (Oxford), DipEd (Tert.) (Monash), FAHA


Professor Janna Thompson is a Professor in the Department of Philosophy at La Trobe University. Her main speciality is polotical philosophy and she has written books and articles on reparation for historical injustices, intergenerational justice and global and environmental issues. In the last ten years she has served as Deputy Director and University of Melbourne Head of the ARC Special Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics. She was also a Humphrey Visiting Professor in Modern Feminism at Waterloo University in Ontario, Canada.

  • Ass. Lecturer, Manchester University (1964 - 1970)
  • Lecturer, Monash University (1970 - 1975)
  • Lecturer / Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor / Professor, La Trobe University (1975 - )
  • Deputy Director, ARC Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics (2003 - 2005)
  • Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities
  • Winner of Eureka Prize for Research in Ethics (2006)

J Thompson (2009), Intergenerational Justice: Rights and Responsibilities in an Intergenerational Polity. New York: Routledge

J Thompson (2002), Taking Responsibility for the Past: Reparation and Historical Injustice. Cambridge, UK: Polity

J Thompson (2011), Is political apology a sorry affair?, in Social and Legal Studies, UK: Sage

J Thompson (2011), Ethics of Repatriation: Rights of Possession and Duties of Respect, in Appropriating the Past. G F Scarre & R Coningham (eds). Cambridge/London: Cambridge University Press

J Thompson (2009), 'Identity and Obligation in an Intergenerational Polity', in Intergenerational Justice. A Gosseries and L H Meyer (eds). Oxford/London: Oxford University Press

J Thompson (2008), Genetic Technology and Intergenerational Justice, in The Sorting Society: the Ethics of Genetic Screening and Therapy. L Skene & J Thompson (eds). New York: Cambridge University Press