Department of Political Science and the College
Chiara Cordelli’s main area of scholarly research is contemporary analytical political theory. She is especially interested in the relationship between the distributive and relational dimensions of equality, the moral and institutional division of labor between state and civil society in theories of justice, the public/private distinction in liberal theory, the nature of duties of beneficence and the ethics of philanthropy, and the ethical limits of privatization.
Her research has appeared in the Journal of Political Philosophy, Political Studies, British Journal of Political Science, Critical Review of Social and Political Philosophy, and Political Studies Review. She co-edited Philanthropy in Democratic Societies, which is forthcoming from the University of Chicago Press.
Cordelli earned her PhD in political theory from the School of Public Policy, University College London. Previously, she was an assistant professor at the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom, a visiting research scholar at the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University, and a postdoctoral scholar and a visiting scholar at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University.