O’Connor Receives Faculty Scholarly Achievement Award

Posted on May 19th, 2010 by

Peg O'Connor

Peg O’Connor, professor of philosophy and gender, women, and sexuality studies, received the 2010 Faculty Scholarly Achievement Award in early May at the College’s Honors Day Convocation.

Faculty members are nominated for the award by fellow faculty members based on professional accomplishments regarding research activities in private, public, or corporate settings; publications; presentations at scholarly meetings or conferences; and exhibits or performances.

O’Connor holds degrees from Wesleyan University and the University Minnesota. She has been the recipient of four Research, Scholarship, and Creativity grants from Gustavus along with grants from the American Philosophical Association and the University of Connecticut Humanities Institute.

She is the author of two books including Morality and our Complicated Form of Life: Feminist Wittgensteinian Metaethics and Oppression and Responsibility: A Wittgensteinian Approach to Social Practices and Moral Theory. O’Connor is also the co-editor of the books Feminist Interpretations of Ludwig Wittgenstein and Oppression, Privilege, and Resistance: Theoretical Perspectives on Racism, Sexism, and Heterosexism. Her current work in progress is taking a Wittgensteinian approach to addiction, along with several other writings and presentations.

First awarded in 1986, the Faculty Scholarly Achievement Award was reestablished in 2004 and is now announced during the annual Honors Day Convocation.

Previous Faculty Scholarly Achievement Award winners:

2009    Eric Carlson, History; Barbara Fister, Library
2008    Linnea Wren, Art History
2007    Chris Gilbert, Political Science
2006    Mark Kruger, Psychology
2005    Michael Hvidsten, Mathematics/Computer Science
2004    Joyce Sutphen, English
1990    Tom Emmert, History
1989    Rich Hilbert, Sociology/Anthropology; Marlene Flory, Classics
1988    Lawrence Potts, Chemistry; Stewart Flory, Classics; Ann Brady, English
1987    Byron Nordstrom, History; William Dean, Religion; Ron Christenson, Political Science
1986    Conrad Hyers,Religion


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