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Iris Marion Young (2 January 1949 - 1 August 2006) was Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicagomarker, and affiliated with the Center for Gender Studies [253447] and the Human Rights program there. Her research covered contemporary political theory, feminist social theory, and normative analysis of public policy.

Life

Young's books include Justice and the Politics of Difference (1990), Throwing Like a Girl and Other Essays in Feminist Philosophy and Social Theory (1990), Intersecting Voices: Dilemmas of Gender, Political Philosophy, and Policy (1997), Inclusion and Democracy (2000) and On Female Body Experience: 'Throwing Like a Girl' and Other Essays (2005). Her writings have been translated into several languages, including German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swedish, and she lectured widely in North America, Europe, Australia and South Africa.

Young's teaching interests ranged broadly, including contemporary theories of justice; democracy and difference; feminist political theory; continental political theory including Michel Foucault and Jürgen Habermas; ethics and international affairs; gender, race and public policy.

Young was awarded a PhD in philosophy by the Pennsylvania State Universitymarker in 1974. Before coming to the University of Chicago she taught political theory for nine years in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburghmarker, and before then taught philosophy at several institutions, including the Worcester Polytechnic Institutemarker and Miami Universitymarker. During the summer term of 1995 Young was a Visiting Professor of Philosophy at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universitymarker in Frankfurtmarker, Germanymarker. Young held visiting fellowships at several universities and institutes around the world, including Princeton Universitymarker, the Institute for Human Sciences in Viennamarker, the Australian National Universitymarker, and the Human Sciences Research Council of South Africa.

Young died, aged 57, on 1 August 2006 after an 18-month struggle with esophageal cancer. In recognition of her work with the Center for Gender Studies at the University of Chicago, the Center's distinguished faculty lecture series was renamed in her honor in November 2006.

Selected works

  • Justice and the Politics of Difference (Princeton University Press, 1990)
  • Throwing Like a Girl and Other Essays in Feminist Philosophy and Social Theory (Indiana University Press, 1990)
  • Intersecting Voices: Dilemmas of Gender, Political Philosophy, and Policy (Princeton University Press, 1997)
  • Inclusion and Democracy (Oxford University Press, 2000)
  • On Female Body Experience: 'Throwing Like a Girl' and Other Essays (Oxford University Press, 2005)
  • Global Challenges: War, Self-Determination, and Responsibility for Justice (Polity Press, 2007)


See also



References

  1. Iris Marion Young, 1949-2006, 2 August 2006, accessed 19 December 2007


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