Kristi A. Olson

Affiliation: Philosophy
Associate Professor of Philosophy, on leave for the 2022-23 academic year

Kristi A. Olson is an associate professor of philosophy at Bowdoin College where she works on issues of economic justice. She received her Ph.D. from Harvard University under the supervision of Thomas Scanlon, Frances Kamm, and Amartya Sen. Her research has been published in such journals as Philosophy & Public Affairs, the Canadian Journal of Philosophy, and Politics, Philosophy & Economics. Prior to pursuing her Ph.D., she worked as a public interest lawyer. 


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  • PhD, Philosophy, Harvard University
  • AM, Health Policy, Harvard University
  • JD, Duke University
  • BA, Music and Geography, Indiana University