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Human Development &
Capability Association

Agency, Well-Being and Justice

Dr. Marie-Pier Lemay

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  • Position: Early Career
  • Department: Political Science
  • Affiliation: University of Pittsburgh
  • Country: Canada
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  • Biographical info: As of January 2022, I will be a FRQSC and SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the Global Studies Center and the Political Science Department of the University of Pittsburgh. I am a Coordinator of the North American Network of the HDCA, and I am interested in foundational issues of the human development approach and collective capabilities & empowerment. I work primarily in Social and Political Philosophy, Political Theory, Development Ethics, and Feminist Philosophy. I have research and teaching interests in Applied and Normative Ethics, Development Studies, Gender Studies, and Decolonial Philosophy. On November 23, 2021, I successfully defended my thesis in Philosophy and International Development Studies at the University of Guelph, Ontario. My dissertation, “Grounding Feminist Solidarity,” addresses longstanding challenges involved in conceptualizing feminist solidarity in transnational contexts through an ethnographic lens. Monique Deveaux supervised my doctoral research. Serene J. Khader, Candace Johnson, and Renée Sylvain sat on my advising committee.

Research interests:
Development ethics, empowerment, solidarity.

Thematic Groups:
Early Career Researchers and Practitioners Network Empowerment and Collective Capabilities Ethics and Development Foundational Issues in the Capability Approach

Regional Network:
North American Network

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