Jennifer Kling, Ph.D.
Jennifer Kling, Ph.D.
Tuesdays |1 pm - 4 pm
Jennifer Kling is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Center for Legal Studies at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. Her research focuses on moral and political philosophy, particularly issues in war and peace, protest, race, and feminism. She is the co-author of Can War Be Justified? A Debate (with Andrew Fiala, Routledge 2023), Racist, Not Racist, Antiracist: Language and the Dynamic Disaster of American Racism (with Leland Harper, Lexington 2022), The Philosophy of Protest: Fighting for Justice without Going to War (with Megan Mitchell, Rowman & Littlefield 2021), and author of War Refugees: Risk, Justice, and Moral Responsibility (Lexington 2019), and numerous articles in academic journals and edited collections. She is the Executive Director of Concerned Philosophers for Peace, the largest, most active organization of professional philosophers in North America involved in the analysis of the causes of war and prospects for peace. She is also the coach of the UCCS Ethics Bowl Team and the main organizer for Philosophy in the City.
Jennifer grew up in Indiana and received a BA in English and Philosophy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an MA in Philosophy from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a PhD in Philosophy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to coming to Colorado Springs, she taught for three years at Siena Heights University in Adrian, Michigan. In her spare time, she practices the sport of Olympic fencing and does aerial fabrics, takes her husky on long hikes, and is hopelessly addicted to Skittles.
For more information, please visit Professor Kling's scholarly profile.
Philosophical Areas of Special Interest
- Philosophy of War
- Social and Political Philosophy
- Normative and Applied Ethics
- Medieval Philosophy
- Early Modern Philosophy
- Philosophy of Race
Regularly Taught Courses
|PHIL 1150||What is Justice?||Course Syllabus|
|PHIL 3200||Politics and the Law||Course Syllabus|
|PHIL 3230||Gender, Race, and Sexuality||Course Syllabus|
|PHIL 3240||Political Violence: Peace, War, and Terrorism||Course Syllabus|
|PHIL 4260||Philosophy of Law||Course Syllabus|