Natalie Stoljar

Professor at the Department of Philosophy, McGill University

Positions held

2013-2014 Associate researcher(s),
2014-2015 to today Co-researcher(s),
2017-2018 to today Axis direction,

Participation in CRÉ events

27 June 2024 8th Montreal Social Justice Theory Workshop


Natalie Stoljar is a Professor at the Department of Philosophy, McGill University. She co-directs the Fundamental Ethics axis.

She came to McGill in 2006 after holding positions at the Australian National University, Monash University (Melbourne) and the University of Melbourne. Her research is in three areas: feminist philosophy, social and political philosophy (especially moral psychology), and the philosophy of law. In feminist philosophy, she has written on feminist metaphysics, especially the notions of essentialism, realism and nominalism. In social and political philosophy, her work focuses on autonomy and other aspects of moral psychology.

She is co-editor (with Catriona Mackenzie) of the 2000 collection Relational Autonomy. Feminist Perspectives on Autonomy, Agency and the Social Self (OUP). Her current research is funded by a SSHRC Standard Research Grant “Autonomy and Oppression. A Relational Analysis’ (2010-13). In the philosophy of law, she has published on the notions of legal interpretation, constitutional interpretation and judicial review, and the methodology of law.