Martha Nussbaum

Martha Nussbaum is one of America’s most prominent philosophers with a particular interest in ancient Greek and Roman philosophy, political philosophy and ethics. Currently, she is Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago. She previously taught at Harvard, Brown, and Oxford Universities. She also holds Associate appointments in Classics and Political Science, is a member of the Committee on Southern Asian Studies, a Board Member of the Human Rights Program, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (elected 1988) and the American Philosophical Society. Also, she is a Founding President and Past President of the Human Development and Capability Association and a Past President of the American Philosophical Association, Central Division. Nussbaum has 32 honorary doctorates and is an award-winning author. The Institute of Social Studies awarded its honorary doctorate to her in 2006.