Michael Kates, Ph.D.
I have a broad range of research and teaching interests in political philosophy and business ethics (in particular, intergenerational justice, poverty, inequality, immigration, and the ethics of sweatshops in the developing world).
Prior to joining the Department of Philosophy at Saint Joseph's University, I was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Ethics at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and a Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer in the Program in Political, Philosophy, and Law at the University of Virginia. In Spring 2017, I was a Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Political Science at MIT.
I am currently writing on the topic of exploitation and labor justice. My work has been published in journals such as Philosophy & Public Affairs, Journal of Political Philosophy, Business Ethics Quarterly, Social Theory and Practice, Journal of Business Ethics, and Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, and has been reprinted in the edited volume Philosophy, Politics, and Economics: An Anthology, published by Oxford University Press.