Heather N. Collister

Philosophy, PhD candidate

Graduate Associates

 111 1879 Hall



Archived date: 07/22/08
Heather Collister is a graduate student in the Philosophy Department. She holds an undergraduate degree in Philosophy from the University of St Andrews in Scotland. From 2005-2006 she was a Graduate Prize Fellow at the University Center for Human Values. Heather's interests lie within moral and political theory. She has worked on theories of individual beneficence, focusing on personal obligations in response to global suffering; and issues of obligation related to distributive justice within international political theory. Her dissertation focuses upon human rights. In it she defends an account of the obligations from human rights that she claims moves beyond the traditional dichotomy in the field between cosmopolitanism on the one hand and political approaches on the other.