Kristi A. Olson

Affiliation: Philosophy
Associate Professor of Philosophy

Kristi A. Olson is an associate professor of philosophy at Bowdoin College where she works on applied ethics and economic justice. She received her Ph.D. from Harvard University under the supervision of Thomas Scanlon, Frances Kamm, and Amartya Sen. She is an associate editor at Philosophy & Public Affairs and at Politics, Philosophy & Economics. Prior to pursuing her Ph.D., she worked as a public interest lawyer. CV

I am a Fellow at the National Humanities Center in 2022-23. 

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