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Chung, Ryoa

Associate Professor


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Ryoa Chung is an Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the Université de Montréal. She was a visiting doctoral student at the École Normale Supérieure de Fontenay/St-Cloud (Paris, 1997), and completed her PhD in Philosophy at the Université de Montréal (2001) under the supervision of Daniel M. Weinstock. She was a visiting scholar at Columbia University (2002) and the Harvard School of Public Health (2003). She received an award for Teaching Excellence in 2005 (Prix d'excellence en enseignement de la FAS 2005 - secteur lettres et sciences humaines).  

Her fields of research are ethics in international relations and applied political philosophy, particularly in the field of global health. She is also interested in feminist perspectives in the field of international ethics.

She published in such journals as Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, and Public Health EthicsMedicine, Conflict and Survival (2017) and in collective works including Questions d'éthique contemporaine (under the direction of L. Thiaw-Po-Une, Stock, 2006) and Bioethics in Canada (C. Weijer, A. Skelton and S. Brennan, Oxford University Press, 2013).

She is also the author of the Soft Power and Domination entries in the Global Justice Encyclopedia (under the direction of D. Chatterjee, Springer, 2012). With Matthew R. Hunt, she co-wrote the chapter Justice and Health Inequalities in Humanitarian CrisesStructured Health Vulnerabilities and Natural Disasters in Health Inequalities and Global Justice (P. T. Lenard and C. Straehle co-eds, Edinburgh University Press, 2012), and published papers with co-authors L. Eckenwiler and C. Straehle in Bioethics, and with co-authors M. Johri, A. Dawson, T. Schrecker in Globalization and Health. She also published in collaboration with Hunt, Durocher, Henrys, Rochon in Journal of Medical Ethics (2017), Journal of Human Rights Practice (2016). With Jean-Baptiste Jeangène Vilmer, she co-edited the book Éthique des relations internationales (Presses universitaires de France, 2013).

She is currently working on the critical relation between structural injustice and epistemic injustice in order to examine the production and perpetuation of health inequalities. She is also working on the notion of structural health vulnerability in the case of refugees with disabilities. Her work is published both in English and in French and was funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (2011-2016), and currently funded by the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (2018-2022). She is also a member of an international research team funded by the Wellcome Trust (2018-2019).


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