BA (hons) (NSW), PhD (Sydney)
Philosophy and Religious Studies

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.