B.A., Victoria University; M.A., Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Helena de BresProfessor of Philosophy
Works on philosophy of literature and moral philosophy, with a focus on personal narration, memoir and meaning in life.
My current research centers on philosophy of literature--in particular, the nature and value of memoir--and the question of what makes a life meaningful. The rest of my work in philosophy addresses questions of distributive justice in global politics. You can find descriptions of my papers here.
I also have a major interest in creative writing and public philosophy. You can find some essays, humor pieces and information about a couple of current book projects here.
In my spare time, I like to read, swim, wander outside, and travel out west.