I am currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy, affiliated faculty in the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, and member of the Graduate Faculty at Illinois State University. My teaching and research focuses on ethics (especially environmental ethics) and political philosophy. I am particularly interested in how we construct the boundaries of our moral space, sympathy, collective agency, the politics of play, and ‘nature’ as a normative concept.
In fall 2017, I joined the Philosophy Department at Illinois State University. I teach courses in ethics, politics, and sustainability. I am also helping grow the Environmental Studies minor and its coming major.
I received my PhD from the New School for Social Research. There I worked with Nancy Fraser (supervisor), Ross Poole, and Virginia Held (City University of New York).
I’m currently working on three research projects: 1) normative conceptions of nature, 2) individual responsibility and climate change, and 3) ethics and renewable energy. You can read more about my research, my teaching, and other endeavors by following the links.
My home is in Champaign, IL with my partner of over 15 years and our cat, Lindy. We’re a fan of board games, video games, cooking new things, and going to new places.
Feel free to email me at EricSGodoy at Gmail dot com.