Bat-Ami Bar On


Bat-Ami Bar On, professor of philosophy, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and Judaic Studies at Binghamton University, director of the university’s Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, has died.

Professor Bar On’s research was in social and political philosophy, particularly on topics in feminist theory and violent political conflict. She is the author of The Subject of Violence, among other works, and the editor of collections on feminist philosophy and Jewish identity. Her more recent research concerned war, terrorism, and refugees. You can learn more about her work here and here.

Professor Bar On taught at Binghamton University since 1991. She received her B.A. (in philosophy and sociology) and M.A. (in philosophy) from Tel-Aviv University and her Ph.D. (in philosophy) from Ohio State University.

She died this past Monday.

An obituary has been published in the university newspaper, here.


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