Andrea Westlund

Associate Professor
Philosophy and Women's & Gender Studies
 (414) 229-4719
 Curtin Hall 614


PhD, University of Michigan

Research Interests

Andrea Westlund’s main research interests lie in ethics, moral psychology, and feminist philosophy. Recent work has focused on relational autonomy, authority, and self-regarding attitudes, and she is currently working on a series of papers on narrative, meaning, and the self.

Teaching Interests

Westlund teaches courses in feminist philosophy, social and political philosophy, ethics, and moral psychology. She holds a joint appointment in Women’s and Gender Studies and Philosophy.

Selected Publications

Westlund, A. C. Relational Autonomy and Practical Authority. Bloomsbury Companion to Analytic Feminism. Bloomsbury.
Westlund, A. C. Answerability Without Blame? Social Dimensions of Moral Responsibility. Oxford University Press.
Westlund, A. C. (2017). Untold Sorrow. The Moral Psychology of Sadness. Rowman & Littlefield.
Westlund, A. C. (2015). Autonomy and the Autobiographical Perspective. Personal Autonomy and Social Oppression. New York, NY and London, UK: Routledge.
Westlund, A. C. (2014). Autonomy and Self-Care. Autonomy, Oppression, and Gender, 181-200. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Westlund, A. C. (2013). Deference as a Normative Power. ‘Philosophical Studies’, 166(3), 455-474.
Westlund, A. C. (2012). Autonomy in Relation. Anita Superson and Sharon Crasnow (Ed.). Out from the Shadows: Analytical Feminist Contributions to Traditional Philosophy. Oxford University Press.
Westlund, A. C. (2011). Autonomy, Authority, and Answerability. Jurisprudence, 2(1), 161-179.
Westlund, A. C. (2009). Rethinking Relational Autonomy. Hypatia, 24(4), 26-49.
Westlund, A. C. (2009). Anger, Faith, and Forgiveness. The Monist, 92(4), 507-536.
Westlund, A. C. (2009). Deciding Together. Philosophers’ Imprint, 9(10), 1-17.
Westlund, A. C. (2008). The Reunion of Marriage. The Monist, 91(3&4), 558-577.
Westlund, A. C. (2003). Selflessness and Responsibility for Self: Is Deference Compatible with Autonomy? The Philosophical Review, 112(4), 483-523.