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Christine Sypnowich

Christine Sypnowich

Professor and Department Head
B.A., M.A. (Toronto) D.Phil. (OXON) 
Specialization: Political Philosophy, Jurisprudence, Marxist Theory, Feminist Theory 
Office: Watson Hall 
Office Hours: N/A 
Phone: (613) 533.6000 ext. 77031 


Christine Sypnowich's research and teaching focusses on political philosophy, jurisprudence and feminism. She studied at the University of Toronto and did her D.Phil. as a Commonwealth Scholar at Balliol College, Oxford. Before coming to Queen’s in 1990 as a Queen’s National Scholar, she taught in Europe at the Universities of Oxford, Leeds and Leiden and in North America at the University of California, San Diego, and York University. In 2001-2002 Christine Sypnowich was a Visiting Fellow at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, and at the Oxford Centre for Ethics and the Philosophy of Law. Her principal publications include The Concept of Socialist Law (Clarendon, Oxford, 1990),The Social Self (Sage 1995) (edited with David Bakhurst) and a number of chapters in books and articles in such journals as Political TheoryPolitics and SocietyOxford Journal of Legal StudiesPolitical StudiesPraxis International,Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, and the New Left Review. Christine Sypnowich is currently working on a book entitled ‘Equality Renewed’ as well as editing a volume of essays on egalitarianism in honour of G.A. Cohen.