Jennifer Kling, Ph.D.


Jennifer Kling, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor / Director, Center for Legal Studies
Department of Philosophy
COLU 4057
Office Hours:
Thursdays, 1:30-3:30pm
Fridays, 12:15-2:00pm

Professional Summary

Jennifer Kling is 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, self- and other-defense, international relations, protest, and feminism. She is the author of War Refugees: Risk, Justice, and Moral Responsibility (Lexington, 2019), as well as articles in Radical Philosophy Review, Journal of Global Ethics, and The Routledge Handbook of Pacifism and Nonviolence, and is the editor of Pacifism, Politics, and Feminism: Intersections and Innovations (Brill, 2019). She is also 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. 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, see Professor Kling's scholarly profile here.

Philosophical Areas of Special Interest

Philosophy of War, Social and Political Philosophy, Normative and Applied Ethics, Feminism, Medieval Philosophy, Early Modern Philosophy, Philosophy of Race

Who's Responsible for Refugee Justice?

Trailer for Jennifer Kling's "Disagreements About Justice"

"Who Owes What to War Refugees?"

"Why You 'Can't Even' Talk About Politics"

Curriculum Vitae