Melissa Mosko, PhD Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Melissa Mosko, PhD

Areas of Specialization

  • Social & Political Philosophy
  • Feminist Philosophy

Melissa A. Mosko, PhD, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, came to Canisius from Marquette University where she completed her MA (2008) and PhD (2011) in Philosophy. Her doctoral dissertation, “Sexualized Violence, Moral Disintegration, and Ethical Advocacy” developed a theory of moral victimhood, which grounds an ethical obligation to challenge norms of sexual violence in our social world. Dr. Mosko teaches courses at the introductory level, as well as courses in political philosophy, feminist philosophy, ethics and applied ethics. Her areas of research include feminist philosophy, especially the work of Simone de Beauvoir, political philosophy, existentialism, and ethics. Dr. Mosko is active in the North American Society for Social Philosophy, the Phenomenology Roundtable and local philosophy reading groups. 

List of most desired articles in the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.