Portrait of Shannon DeaAreas of interest

History of philosophy (especially early modern and classic pragmatism), philosophy of sex and gender, feminist philosophy, pedagogy, equity in academe, social philosophy, academic freedom.

Selected publications

  • Beyond the Binary: Thinking About Sex and Gender. Peterborough: Broadview, 2016.
  • “A Harm Reduction Approach to Abortion.” Without Apology: Writings on Abortion in Canada. Ed. Shannon Stettner. Edmonton: Athabasca University Press, 2016, 317-332.
  • “A House At War Against Itself: Absolute Versus Pluralistic Idealism in Spinoza, Peirce, James and Royce.” British Journal For the History of Philosophy 23.4 (July 2015) 710-731.

Selected grants, fellowships, awards

  • Distinguished Teacher Award 2018
  • SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada) Insight Development Grant, “Academic Freedom in a Non Ideal World,” (2019-2021).
  • Province of Ontario's Leading Women Building Communities Award (2012).

Selected supervisions

  • Peirce and pragmatism
  • Philosophy of Harm Reduction
  • Social metaphysics


  • Member, Gender and Social Justice Program

Contact information
519-888-4567  x32778
Office:  HH 329

University of Waterloo

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