Emma Saunders-Hastings

Emma Saunders-Hastings Post Doctoral Fellow

Emma Saunders-Hastings

Ph.D Fellow

Emma Saunders-Hastings holds a Ph.D. in political theory from the Department of Government at Harvard University. Her doctoral research has been supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, and the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. Saunders-Hastings’ research focuses on inequality, subordination, and private power. Her dissertation, “Private Virtues and Public Vices: Governing Philanthropy,” links philanthropy to normative concerns about paternalism and unequal influence and asks what kinds of public regulation of philanthropy are appropriate. Other published or forthcoming works investigate problems of subordination and private power in contexts ranging from the nuclear family to international relations. Her broader research interests include modern and contemporary political theory, democratic theory, distributive justice, and feminist theories. Saunders-Hastings holds a bachelor’s degree in political studies from Queen’s University (in Canada) and a M.Phil. in international relations from the University of Cambridge.