Jami Anderson, Ph.D.
Jami L. Anderson received her Ph.D. from the University of Southern California School of Philosophy in 1995, after successfully defending her dissertation, "Annulling Crimes: A Hegelian Theory of Retribution." Her advisors were Sharon Lloyd and John Dreher. Prior to graduate school, Dr. Anderson was an undergraduate in the Honors Program at Arizona State University and studied abroad from August 1986 to June 1987 at the University of Tübingen, West Germany. She received her B.A. in Philosophy with Honors in 1989 and her thesis, "Philosophical Anarchism Reconsidered," was supervised by Jeffrie G. Murphy and Richard Dagger.
Her publication and teaching interests are in philosophy of law and social theory, in particular gender theory, race theory and disability studies. Of particular note, a recent publication, The Philosophy of Autism, is now available from Rowman & Littlefield.
She is currently working on two articles. One will critically assess arguments surrounding neurodiversity debates, specifically concerning the question of whether or not autism ought to be cured or if, as some argue, such "cures" are, at best, misguided or, worse, immoral. The other will critically assess the claim that children's rights to open futures obligates parents to take part in actions that are eugencidal, such as embryonic selection choices.
She has been the co-director of the Center for Cognition and Neuroethics since August, 2011.