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Elise  Woodard

Elise Woodard

Lecturer in Legal and Political Philosophy


Elise Woodard is Lecturer in Legal and Political Philosophy at the Dickson Poon School of Law. She was previously the Stalnaker Postdoctoral Associate in Philosophy at MIT, after completing her PhD in 2022 at the University of Michigan. She is currently working on issues regarding consent, inquiry, and political epistemology.

Research Interests

  • Political Philosophy
  • Legal Philosophy
  • Epistemology
  • Ethics
  • Feminist Philosophy 

Teaching Interests 

  • Jurisprudence & Legal Theory
  • Law, Morality, & Policy-Making
  • Public Health, Autonomy, & Resource Allocation