Climate Change, Ethics, Justice, Refugees, Environment, Gender, International Law.
Simona Capisani is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Harvard University’s Mahindra Humanities Center and received her PhD in Philosophy from the University of California, Irvine where she also completed a Graduate Feminist Emphasis from the Department of Gender and Sexuality Studies. Her research and teaching interests are in political philosophy and ethics (both normative and applied) with a special interest in issues that intersect climate justice, global justice, gender, and environmental philosophy. Her work provides a new normative framework for thinking about the moral and political challenges that emerge for the international territorial state system under conditions of climate change. In particular, Simona’s current research focuses on climate change-induced displacement and migration and its relationship to territorial sovereignty and the international protection regime.