Nancy Fraser
#17308 Overall Influence

Nancy Fraser

American philosopher

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Nancy Fraser is a critic of contemporary liberal feminism and identity politics. She is the Henry A. and Louise Loeb Professor of Political and Social Science and professor of philosophy at The New School. She earned her B.A. in philosophy from Bryn Mawr and her Ph.D in philosophy from the City University of New York Graduate Center.

Her work on the conceptions of justice and injustice have led her to the conclusion that justice can be viewed in two ways: distributive justice (related to equitable distribution of resources), and justice of recognition (related to recognition of identity). Likewise, injustice can be viewed as either maldistribution or misrecognition. In her view, society’s recent preoccupation with the injustice of misrecognition has diverted attention and resources from the ongoing problems of maldistribution.

Fraser has been International Research Chair in Social Justice for Collège d’études mondiales in Paris, a visiting professor in women’s rights for University of Cambridge and Senior fellow for the Center for Advanced Studies, “Justitia Amplificata,” in Frankfurt. She is president of the American Philosophical Association’s Eastern Division. In 2018, she was honored with the Nessim Habif World Prize by The Graduate Institute, the Award for Lifetime Contribution to Critical Scholarship by the Havens Center for Social Justice at the University of Wisconsin, and the Chevalier de la Legion d’honneur.

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The New School
The New School

University in New York City, located mostly in Greenwich Village

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University of Georgia
University of Georgia

Public university located in Athens, Georgia, United States

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University of Groningen
University of Groningen

University in the Netherlands

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Graduate Center, CUNY
Graduate Center, CUNY

Doctoral-granting institution of the City University of New York in New York City, US

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Northwestern University
Northwestern University

Private research university with campuses in Evanston and Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Stanford University
Stanford University

Private research university located in Stanford, California, United States

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#301 World Rank #188 USA Rank
Political Science
#495 World Rank #220 USA Rank
Sociology
#1586 World Rank #350 USA Rank
Philosophy