Sandra Shapshay, Ph.D.

Sandra Shapshay obtained her M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D., from the Department of Philosophy at Columbia University and her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.

Currently, Dr. Shapshay is a Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Philosophy at Indiana University Bloomington. Before coming to Indiana University, Dr. Shapshay was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon.

From 2004 to 2005, Dr. Shapshay was selected as a Poynter Center Interdisciplinary Faculty Fellow under the topic, "The Ethics and Politics of Childhood." She is currently working on a book manuscript "What We Owe Children: Bioethics and the Child," as a product of her fellowship. Recent publications include the article "The Human Being in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction: An Argument Against Human Cloning" (in Ethicsal Issues in the 21st century 2005), and she has given presentations recently on the topic of a child's right to healthcare. In addition to her recent fellowship, Dr. Shapshay has earned several awards such as: the John Eliot Allen Outstanding Teacher Award, a DAAD year-long fellowship for study in Germany, and the American Society for Aesthetics graduate student travel award.

Dr. Shapshay's bioethics research interests include justice and access to health care, children's rights, the ethics of reproductive technologies, the distinction between treatment and enhancement, and bioethics and film.

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Sandra Shapshay, Ph.D.
Department of Philosophy
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