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Paul Morrow

Visiting Assistant Professor

Full-Time Faculty

College of Arts and Sciences: Philosophy, Human Rights Center


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Paul Morrow received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Vanderbilt University in 2014. From 2014 to 2017, he taught in the program in Political Philosophy, Policy and Law at the University of Virginia. Most recently, he held the position of Visiting Researcher in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Utrecht University, where his work focused on normative questions related to war and mass violence.

Dr. Morrow's articles have appeared in Philosophy, Social Theory and Practice, Genocide Studies and Prevention, and elsewhere. His first book, "Unconscionable Crimes: How Norms Explain and Constrain Mass Atrocities," is forthcoming from MIT Press. A second book project, which assesses the moral and political stakes of seeing atrocities, will complement his work as a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Dayton’s Human Rights Center.

In addition to his scholarly research and teaching, Dr. Morrow is a trained dialogue facilitator with extensive experience in the technique known as appreciative inquiry. He hopes to use this training over the coming year to strengthen dialogue initiatives already underway at UD and in Dayton more broadly.