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Suzy Killmister
Assistant Professor, Philosophy & Human Rights

Suzy Killmister joined the University of Connecticut in the Fall of 2013.  She completed her doctorate at the University of Melbourne in 2010, after which she worked at Massey University in New Zealand.  She is particularly interested in the relationship between minorities and the liberal state.  One strand of this research focuses on philosophical justifications for minority and group rights, and what relationship they might bear to human rights.  The other strand focuses on the concept of autonomy and its role in political philosophy, in particular what kinds of obligations states might have to protect and/or promote citizens’ autonomy.  She is currently teaching a course on the philosophical foundations of human rights, and one on collective and Indigenous rights.

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