Rekha  Nath

Rekha Nath

Associate Professor


  • PhD, University of Melbourne
  • BA, University of Michigan


Dr. Nath specializes in political philosophy and ethics, focusing in particular on issues concerning global justice, equality, and responsibility. She is currently working on a project assessing weight stigma from a social justice standpoint.


Spring 2021 Office Hours:

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Selected Publications


  • “Rawls on global economic justice: a critical examination,” in John Rawls: Debating the Major Questions, Jon Mandle and Sarah Roberts-Cady (eds.), Oxford University Press, pp. 313-328, (2020).
  • “Relational egalitarianism,” Philosophy Compass, 15.7, pp. 1-12, (2020)
  • “The injustice of fat stigma,” Bioethics, pp. 1-19, (2019).
  • “On the Scope and Grounds of Social equality,” in Social Equality: Essays on What It Means to be Equals, Carina Fourie, Fabian Schuppert and Ivo Wallimann-Helmer (eds.), Oxford University Press, pp. 186-208, (2015).
  • “Against Institutional Luck Egalitarianism,” Journal of Ethics & Social Philosophy, 8.1, pp. 1-19, (2014).
  • “Equal Standing in the Global Community,” The Monist, 94.4, pp. 593-614, (2011).
  • “Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Right: A Critique of Virginia Held’s Deontological Justification of Terrorism,” Social Theory and Practice, 37.4, pp. 679-696, (2011).
  • “Global Institutionalism and Justice,” in Questioning Cosmopolitanism, Stan van Hooft and Wim Vandekerckhove (eds.), Springer, pp. 167-182, (2010).
  • “What is so special about the state?” in Sovereign Justice: Global Justice in a World of Nations, Gabriele de Angelis (ed.), deGruyter, pp. 109-128, (2010).

Book Reviews & Other Works

  • One Another’s Equals: The Basis of Human Equality by Jeremy Waldron, Ethics, 128.4, pp. 840-845 (2018).
  •  Equality for Inegalitarians by George Sher, Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 94.2, pp. 408-411, (2016)
  • “Overcoming Polarization: Why and How?” Alabama Humanities Review, 2, Winner of Alabama Humanities Foundation’s essay competition, (2013) [for general audience] (pdf)
  • “The commitments of cosmopolitanism,” review essay of Global Justice: A Cosmopolitan Account by Gillian Brock and Global Inequality Matters by Darrel Moellendorf, Ethics & International Affairs, 24.3, pp. 319-333, (2010).
  • Strong Medicine: Creating Incentives for Pharmaceutical Research on Neglected Diseases by Michael Kremer and Rachel Glennerster, Ethics & International Affairs, 19.3, pp. 103-106, (2005).