SUSAN DIELEMAN

Dr. Dieleman is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in Edwardsville, IL. Previously, she was Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, SK and at Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS.

Her research is located in the areas of pragmatism (Richard Rorty), feminist philosophy (epistemic injustice), and political philosophy (deliberative democracy). You can learn more about her published work here or here.

In her current position, she regularly teaches courses in Reasoning and Argumentation, Introduction to Philosophy, and Philosophy of Law. She also has taught courses in the areas of political philosophy (like Justice in Global Perspective and Deliberative Democracy), applied ethics (like Environmental Ethics, Biomedical Ethics, and Philosophy of Love and Sex), and feminist philosophy (like Philosophical Issues in Feminism and Contemporary Feminist Theories).

She is a co-founder of and currently serves as the Secretary and Communications Director for the Richard Rorty Society, and she is also on the Board of Directors of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy. She has been the Vice-President of the Illinois Philosophical Association and President of the Canadian Section of the International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy.

Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her dogs, gardening, travelling, and contributing to her community. She has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, was the Saskatoon Coordinator for The Shoebox Project, and, currently, she helps manage the Good Dirt Community Garden in Edwardsville, IL.