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Zahra Meghani

Department of Philosophy
225 Chafee Social Science Center
142 Flagg Rd.
University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI 02881
Phone: 401-874-2208

E-mail: Zahra Meghani

Zahra Meghani is Associate Professor of Philosophy.  Having received her Ph.D. in Philosophy from Michigan State University, she joined the department in 2006. 
Dr. Meghani's research interests are in Theoretical and Applied Ethics, Feminist Theory, Social and Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, and Philosophy of Technology.

Select Major Publications:

Meghani, Z. and Kuzma, J. Re-Conceptualizing Objectivity to Address the Regulatory Agency-Industry "Revolving Door" Problem. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics forthcoming.


Meghani, Z. A Robust Particularist Ethical Assessment of Medical Tourism. Developing World Bioethics forthcoming.


Brody, H., Meghani, Z., and Greewald, K. (editors) Michael Ryan's Medical Ethics Writings. (Philosophy and Medicine: Classics in Medical Ethics series, (Dordrecht: Kluwer)) December 2009.


Kuzma, J. and Meghani, Z. “A Possible Change in U.S. Regulatory Protocol For GMOs: Compromised or Enhanced Objectivity?” European Molecular Biology Organization Report. December 2009.


Meghani, Z. “The U.S.’ Food and Drug Administration, Normativity of Risk Assessment, GMOs, and American Democracy,” Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 2009, 22 (2): 125-39.


Meghani, Z. and de Melo-Martín, I. “The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Evaluation of the Safety of Animal Clones: A Failure to Recognize the Normativity of Risk Assessment Projects,” Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society 2009, 29: 9-17.


Meghani, Z. and Eckenwiler, L. “Care for the Caregivers?: Transnational Justice and Undocumented Non-Citizen Care Workers,” International Journal for FeministApproach to Bioethics 2009, 2(1): 77-101.


de Melo-Martín, I. and Meghani, Z. “Beyond Risk: A More Realistic Risk-Benefit Analysis of Agricultural Biotechnologies,” European Molecular Biology Organization Report April 2008.


Meghani, Z. “Values, Technologies, and Epistemology,” Agriculture and Human Values. 25: 1 (2008), 25-34.


Professor Meghani regularly teaches PHL 314.



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