Susan J. Brison

Academic Appointments

Eunice and Julian Cohen Professor for the Study of Ethics and Human Values
Professor of Philosophy
Visiting Professor of Philosophy, Princeton University, 2021-22

SUSAN J. BRISON is Eunice and Julian Cohen Professor for the Study of Ethics and Human Values at Dartmouth College where she also teaches in the Program in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. She has held visiting positions at Tufts University, New York University, and Princeton University, and has been a Mellon Fellow in the Program in Law, Philosophy, and Social Theory at New York University and an NEH-funded member of the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey.

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Brison is the author of articles in anthologies and in journals such as EthicsHypatiaNomosLegal Theory, and Signs, co-editor of Contemporary Perspectives on Constitutional Interpretation (Westview, 1993) and of Free Speech in the Digital Age (Oxford University Press, 2019), and author of Aftermath: Violence and the Remaking of a Self (Princeton University Press, 2002; Editions Chambon, 2003; C.H. Beck Verlag, 2004). She has also published articles in The New York Times Magazine, The Guardian, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Al Jazeera America, The Huffington Post, and other newspapers, magazines, and blogs.

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312 Thornton
HB 6035
Cognitive Science
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
B.A. University of California at Santa Cruz
Ph.D. University of Toronto

Selected Publications

"Free Speech Skepticism," Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 31:2 (2021), pp. 101-132.

Free Speech in the Digital Age, co-edited with Katharine Gelber (New York: Oxford University Press, March 2019).

“Digital Dualism and the ‘Speech as Thought’ Paradox,” co-authored with Katharine Gelber, in Susan J. Brison and Katharine Gelber, eds., Free Speech in the Internet Age (New York: Oxford University Press, 2019).

“Personal Identity and Relational Selves,” in Ann Garry, Serene Khader, and Alison Stone, eds.,  Routledge Companion to Feminist Philosophy (New York: Routledge, 2017), pp. 218-230. 

“'We Must Find Words or Burn': Speaking out against Disciplinary Silencing" Feminist Philosophy Quarterly 3:2 (2017), Article 3

Aftermath: Violence and the Remaking of a Self (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, January 2002; paperback December 2003; e-book 2011).

French translation: Après le viol (Paris: Editions Chambon, 2003).

German translation: Vergewaltigt: Ich und die Zeit danach (Munich: C.H. Beck Verlag, 2004).

“‘The Price We Pay?’ Pornography and Harm,” in Contemporary Debates in Applied Ethics, Second Edition, A. I. Cohen and C. H. Wellman (eds.), (2013), pp. 319-332.

"Justice and Gender-Based Violence," Revue Internationale de Philosophie 67 (March 2013), pp. 260-276.