Faculty Profile

Joyce Mullan

TEACHING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Building: Peirce
Room: 215
Fax: 201.216.8245
Email: jmullan@stevens.edu
School:  College of Arts & Letters
Department:  Philosophy / CAL 105
Program:  Philosophy
Education

Ph.D., Philosophy, Graduate Faculty, New School for Social Research

M.A., Philosophy, Graduate Faculty, New School for Social Research

M.A., Political Science, Graduate Faculty, New School for Social Research

B.S., Political Science, San Francisco State University 

Research

My research interests have been in Ancient and Enlightenment Ethical and Political Theory with an emphasis on Feminist, Comparative  and non-violent approaches.  I am currently working on Simone Weil’s critique of Human Rights theory and a “Genealogy of Nature and the Natural.” 

General Information

Works in Progress:

"Power and Justice in the Many and the Few in Euripides’ Hecuba"
"The Black Rousseau and Rousseau"
"Subjectivity and Subjection in Rousseau"
"Women and Political Violence"
"Womanly Aretai and the Greek Polis"
"The Argument from Expediency in the Mytilenean Debates"
"Minding your own Business in Thucydides, Socrates and Plato"
"Arête and Humanitas in the Greeks and Romans"
"Nature and Principles in Rousseau: an unintended double-bind?"
"Subjectivity in Hans Jonas and Thomas Mann" 

Experience

I have taught introductory and advanced courses in Philosophy, Political Science, Intellectual History, and Humanities at NJIT, Adelphi, Rutgers, and St. John’s University in the New York/New Jersey area, as well as at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and the University of Chicago’s Graham School.

Elsewhere I have taught courses in the history of political theory, History of Ethics, Contemporary Moral Issues, Environmental Ethics, Philosophy of Law, Existentialism, Women and Philosophy,Science Fiction and Philosophy, Non-Violence and Philosophy, and Violence, Terrorism and War among other philosophy and humanities classes. I have also taught Introduction to Politics, American Government, The European Union, America and the World in Political Science Departments.

Professional Service

I have also been happy to serve as a secondary advisor to my CAL 105 students and helped to prepare the final version of the CAL 105 Reader last summer. My past experience as student advisor and editor of the Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal (that still publishes professional (not student) philosophers) in graduate school has helped in both capacities. I have given papers regularly at conferences in Philosophy and Political Science, as well as given invited papers. 

Honors & Awards

Dean's list of outstanding students 3 years at my alma mater (SF state).

Professional Societies

American Philosophical Association
Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy
Society for Women and Philosophy
Association for Political Theory
American Political Science Association
Northeastern Political Science Association 

Selected Publications
Conference Proceedings
  1. Joyce Mullan. (2013). "Simone Weil on Human Rights", Northeastern Political Science Association, Fall 2012 and Felician Conference on Philosophy, Spring 2013.
  2. Joyce Mullan. (2012). "The Modernity of Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Descartes", Northeastern Political Science Association, Fall 2012.
  3. Joyce Mullan. (2012). "Nature and the Natural, a genealogy", Humanities Forum, Fall 2012.
  4. Joyce Mullan. (2011). "Power and Justice in Euripides’ Hecuba", Northeastern Political Science Association, Fall 2011.
  5. Joyce Mullan. (2010). "Rousseau and Kant on the ‘Ways of the World’", Northeastern Political Science Association, Fall 2010.
  6. Joyce Mullan. (2009). "Piety and the Political in Ancient Greece", Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy and Northeastern Political Science Association, Fall 2009.
  7. Joyce Mullan. (2009). "From Animal Gods to Animal Sacrifice: the place of animals in Ancient Greek Cosmogony", Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy, October, 2008, and Adelphi University, Spring 2009.
  8. Joyce Mullan. (2008). "Callicles’ Double Standard and Athenian Foreign Policy", Northeastern Political Science Association, November, 2008.
  9. Joyce Mullan. (2008). "Women and Political Violence", WPSA, March, 2007, and Felician College, Fall 2008.
  10. Joyce Mullan. (2007). "To whom do we owe the Truth in Fanon and Gandhi", Association for Political Theory, October, 2007.
  11. Joyce Mullan. (2007). "Subjectivity and Subjection in Rousseau", American Political Science Association, September, 2007.
  12. Joyce Mullan. (2007). "The Black Rousseau (Frantz Fanon) and Rousseau", Midwest Political Science Association, April, 2007.
  13. Joyce Mullan. (2006). "Minding your own business in Thucydides, Socrates, and Plato", Northeastern Political Science Association, Fall 2006 .
  14. Joyce Mullan. (2006). "Meno’s Manliness and traditional Greek Arête", Midwest Political Science Association, Spring 2006.
  15. Joyce Mullan. (2005). "The Argument from Expediency in the Mytilinean Debates", Northeastern Political Science Association, Fall 2005.
  16. Joyce Mullan. (2005). "Womanly Aretai and the Greek Polis", Midwest Political Science Association, Spring 2005.
  17. Joyce Mullan. (2004). "Humanity and Humanitas in Rousseau and Kant", Conference on the ‘Misery and Dignity of Humanity in European Thought’, Autonomous University of Madrid, Seneca Institute, 2004.
  18. Joyce Mullan. (2004). "Emigration and Patriotism in Rousseau", Midwest Political Science Association, April, 2004.
  19. Joyce Mullan. (2004). "Just War Tradition in Hindu, Islamic and Christian Thought", Discussant, Midwest Political Science Association, April, 2004 .
  20. Joyce Mullan. (2003). "What Virtue should be taught?", International Civic Education Conference, November, 2003 .
  21. Joyce Mullan. (2003). "Perspectives on the History of Political Thought", Chair, Association for Political Theory, October, 2003.
  22. Joyce Mullan. (2003). "Facets of Machiavelli", Discussant, Midwest Political Science Association, Spring 2003.
  23. Joyce Mullan. (2000). "Thucydides’ ‘Mytilinean Debate’ and Plato’s Gorgias", Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy, October, 2000.
Journals
  1. Joyce Mullan. (2009). "To Whom do we owe the Truth in Fanon and Gandhi", Review Journal of Philosophy and Social Science, (Volume XXXIV, No. 1,2).
Report
  1. Joyce Mullan. (2000). "Literate Education in the Hellenistic and Roman Worlds, by Teresa Morgan", (Ancient Philosophy). Book Review, Winter.
Courses
  • HPL 111 Philosophy I: Theories of Human Nature
  • HPL 112 Science and Metaphysics
  • HPL 340 Social and Political Philosophy
  • CAL 105 CAL Colloquium: Knowledge, Nature, Culture