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Dr. Shelley Smith

Pronouns: she/her


Sessional Instructor

Faculty of Arts , Department of Philosophy

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Educational Background

PhD Philosophy, University of Calgary, 2018

MA Philosophy, Simon Fraser University, 2012

BA Honours Philosophy, University of Calgary, 2010


Areas of Research

Areas of research interest

18th-19th century German philosophy, especially Nietzsche. Theories of love, fate, and free will.

Areas of teaching interest

Historical and contemporary moral theory, applied ethics, professional ethics, theories of the good life.  

Philosophy of feminism and gender. Contemporary approaches to diversity, activism, and social justice.


  • Doctoral fellowship (4 year term), SSHRC. 2012
  • Graduate scholarship, SSHRC. 2011