Stephanie Kapusta

Associate Professor; Undergraduate Advisor; Cross-Appointed with Gender and Women's Studies; Cross-Appointed with Law, Justice and Society

Stephanie at Clam Harbour


  • Fall 2023
    PHIL 1810
    PHIL 4220
    PHIL 5220
  • Winter 2024
    PHIL 2160/GWST 2500
    PHIL 3170/GWST 3500
    PHIL 5170


Office Hours

Please email at:

Room 1138
Marion McCain Building

Phone: 902-494-3541
Mailing Address: 
Room 1138, Marion McCain Building
Dalhousie University
6135 University Avenue
PO Box 15000
Halifax, NS B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Feminist Philosophy
  • Social and Political Philosophy
  • Ethics


  • PhD Philosophy (2015), University of Western Ontario
  • MA Philosophy (2011), University of Western Ontario
  • PhD Theology (2005), Phil-Theologische Hochshule St. Georgen, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  • PhD Theoretical Physics (1990), Imperial College, London, UK

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

  • “Practising Epistemic Estrangement: A Commentary to Haslanger’s ‘Cognition as a Social Skill’.” Australasian Philosophical Review 3(1): 1–5.
  • “The Benefits and Burdens of Engaging in Argumentation: Trans*feminist Reflections on Tuvel’s ‘In Defense of Transracialism’.” 2018. Atlantis:  Critical Studies in Gender, Culture & Social Justice 39 (2): 61-73. Text available here.
  • “Intersex Diagnostics and Prognostics: Imposing Sex-Predicate Determinacy.” 2017. Topoi 36: 539-548. Full text here.
  • “Misgendering and its Moral Contestability.” 2016. Hypatia 31(3): 502–519. Text available here.
  • German trans.: “Zur moralischen Anfechtbarkeit geschlechtlicher Fehlkategorisierungen.” 2018. Feministische Studien: Zeitschrift für interdisziplinäre Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung 36(1): 134–156. Text available here.

Contributions in Books/Encyclopedias

  •  “Transgender Rights.” 2019. In International Encyclopaedia of Ethics, ed. Hugh LaFollette. Oxford: John Wiley and Sons.
  •  “Trans Authenticity and the Feminist ‘Legacy’ of Relationality.” 2013. In Stewart, R.S., ed., Talk About Sex: A Multidisciplinary Discussion, 146-155 (Sydney, NS: Cape Breton University Press).

Book reviews

  • Trans Studies: Beyond Hetero/homo Normativities, ed. Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel and Sarah Tobias, New Brunswick, Rutgers University Press, 2016. Hypatia Reviews Online. Full text here.
  • Philosophy of Science for Theologians: An Introduction by Gijsbert van den Brink, Frankfurt, Peter Lang, 2009. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 24 (2010): 443-446.


  • Natali, Carlo “The Search for Definitions of Justice in Nichomachean Ethics 5” [Italian to English] In Henry, Devin and Karen M Nielsen, Bridging the Gap between Aristotle’s Science and Ethics, 148–68. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015.

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