Ria Jenkins (STM Department Head, Philosophy)

    • Assistant Professor, Philosophy
    • St. Thomas More College
    • 1437 College Drive Saskatoon, SK S7N 0W6
    • Phone: 306.966.8937
    • maricarmen.jenkins@usask.ca
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    Education | Research Interests | Research Projects | Selected Publications
    Teaching Responsibilities | Administrative Responsibilities


    • Ph.D. in Philosophy at McMaster University, 1999.
    • M.A. in Philosophy at McMaster University. 1994.
    • B.A. in Philosophy at the University of Regina, 1992.

    Research Interests

    • Philosophy of  Law
    • Political Philosophy
    • Ethics

    Research Projects

    • Justice in Legal Processes
    • Restorative Justice
    • Political Philosophy of Hannah Arendt

    Selected Publications and Presentations

    • “The Possibility of Justice in International Affairs” presentation for the Philosophy in the Community Series, 2008.
    • “Psychological Experts and the Law” presented at the 7th Annual Meeting of the Philosophical Association of Religiously Affiliated Colleges. 2006.
    • “Can Pragmatism Overcome the Impasse in Contemporary Legal Theory?” Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence  January 2002
    • “Pragmatism and Contemporary Legal Theory” presentation for the Canadian Philosophical Association Meeting, 2001.
    • “Moral Judgement and the Case of Robert Latimer” Saskatchewan Law Review Vol 64(2), 2001.

    Teaching Responsibilities

    • Phil. 337.3 “Philosophy of Law”
    • Phil. 237.3 “Law and Morality”
    • Phil. 133.3 “Introduction to Ethics and Value”
    • Phil. 215.3  “19th Century European Philosophy”
    • Phil. 218.3 “Existentialism”

    Administrative Responsibilities

    • Member of the Executive of the St. Thomas More Faculty Association
    • Member of the Consultation Committee
    • Member of the Library Committee