Department of Philosophy



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Christine Overall

Christine Overall

Professor, Queen's University Research Chair 
B.A., M.A., Ph.D. (Toronto), FRSC

Specialization: Feminist Theory; Applied Ethics including Bioethics; Philosophy of Religion 
Office: Watson Hall 
Office Hours: N/A 
Phone: (613) 533.6000 ext. 77039 


Christine Overall's teaching, supervision, research, and publications are in the areas of feminist philosophy, applied ethics (including bioethics), philosophy of religion, and philosophy of education. She is the editor of four books and the author of six. Her book, Aging, Death, and Human Longevity: A Philosophical Inquiry (University of California Press, 2003), won both the Canadian Philosophical Association’s Book Prize and the Royal Society of Canada’s Abbyann Lynch Medal in Bioethics. Her book,Why Have Children? The Ethical Debate,  was published by MIT Press in 2012.  She also recently edited Dying in Public: Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer, by Sue Hendler (Michael Grass House, 2012). Dr. Overall was a weekly columnist for the Kingston Whig-Standard from 1993 to 2006, and also wrote a column for University Affairs/Affaires universitaires from 2008 to 2011.