Joan McGregor

Associate Director
School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies
Arizona State University


Joan McGregor  is a professor of Philosophy and Associate Director of  the School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies at Arizona State University; she is adjunct professor with Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Senior Scholar with the School of Sustainability, and a Fellow at Institute for Humanities Research.  McGregor’s current research interests are focused on moral and legal questions in sustainability and in particular food systems and sustainability. She has collaborated with scientists and engineers, worked on the ethics of emerging technologies on among other issues, concerns to indigenous peoples and published widely in jurisprudence and bioethics. McGregor was co-director of two NEH summer institutes on sustainability on entitled “Fierce Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and the Foundations of Environmental Ethics” and  “Rethinking the Land Ethic: Humanities and Sustainability.”