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Ria Jenkins Assistant Professor; Department Head, Philosophy

STM 205

Research Area(s)

  • Philosophy of Law
  • Political Philosophy
  • Ethics


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

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  15:1 (January 2002): 85-98. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0841820900002472
  • “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

  • Chair, STM Faculty Council - 2019-2020
  • Member, STM Planning Committee