Vida Panitch

Assistant professor at Carleton University.

Positions held

2014-2015 to today Collaborator(s),


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Vida Panitch is assistant professor at Carleton University.

Her research interests lie in the areas of distributive justice and bioethics. Her work explores the extent to which the concepts of equality, exploitation and commodification can serve as normative guides to the just distribution of health-related goods and services, both domestically and internationally. While her doctoral work addressed the normative foundations of liberal welfare programs geared to basic need satisfaction (including the need for health), her current work applies the concepts of equality, exploitation and commodification to assessing the moral permissibility (or impermissibility) of emerging commercial global health practices.

Research Interests:

  • Social and politcal philosophy
  • Bioethics
  • Distributive justice
  • Feminist philosophy