Tamara is a fourth-year graduate student. She has broad interests in normative ethics, political philosophy, feminism and the history of philosophy. Her current research in these areas explores how different moral and nonmoral values, virtues, and attitudes (especially self- development and self- respect), play out in a context of oppression. She gets especially excited about Arab feminism and Kantian and Ancient ethics, and she is starting to get more excited about J.S. Mill.
Her Master’s thesis at UNC explored the role of the Kantian duty of natural self- perfection under oppression. She has a BA in philosophy from the American University of Beirut.