BA (hons) (NSW), PhD (Sydney)


Professor Moira Gatens teaches in the department of Philosophy at the University of Sydney. Professor Gatens specialises in social and political philosophy. She is currently working on a joint project on rights and norms. Other areas of expertise include:

  • 17th century rationalism (especially Spinoza)
  • ethics
  • feminist theory
  • theories of institutions
  • STICERD Distinguished Visitors Scheme, LSE, UK (May-June 2003)
  • Chair of Philosophy, (2000-2002 )
  • Associate Dean for Postgraduate Matters, Faculty of Arts (1996-97)
  • Director of Postgraduate Arts Research Centre, University of Sydney (1997-99)
  • Research Fellow, Reshaping Australian Institutions Project, RSSS, Australian National University (1994).

  • Gatens, M. and Lloyd, G. (1999) Collective Imaginings: Spinoza, Past and Present. London, UK: Routledge.
  • Gatens, M. and Mackinnon, A. (eds.) (1998) Gender and Institutions. Melbourne and Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Gatens, M., Caine, B et al (eds.) (1998) Oxford Companion to Australian Feminism. Melbourne and Oxford, UK: OUP.
  • Gatens, M. (ed.) (1998) Feminist Ethics. UK: Ashgate.
  • Gatens, M. (1996) Imaginary Bodies: Ethics, Power and Corporeality. London, UK: Routledge.