Overall, Christine

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Overall, Christine

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After teaching philosophy and humanities at Marianopolis College, Montreal, for nine years, Christine Overall came to Queen’s University in 1984 as a Webster Fellow in the Humanities. In 1986 she was named a Queen’s National Scholar in the Queen’s Department of Philosophy. She was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor in 1987 and awarded tenure in 1990. In 1992 she was promoted to Full Professor. From 1997 to 2005 she served as Associate Dean in the Faculty of Arts and Science. In 2004 she was appointed to the John and Ella G. Charlton Professorship in Philosophy at Queen’s University, and in 2005 she was awarded a Queen’s University Research Chair.

Dr. Overall has also held visiting positions at several universities: the Inaugural Churchill Professorship in Feminist Philosophy at the University of Waterloo (2003); the Nancy’s Chair in Women’s Studies at Mount Saint Vincent University (Halifax) (2006-07); and the Visiting Professorship in Canadian Studies at Kwansei Gakuin University (Nishinomiya) (2011-12).

Dr. Overall was the first feminist philosopher elected to the Royal Society of Canada (1998), and was the 2008 winner of the Royal Society of Canada’s Gender Studies Award. She has received two awards for teaching excellence, one from Queen’s University (1990) and one from the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (1996). Her 2003 book, Aging, Death, and Human Longevity: A Philosophical Inquiry, won both the Canadian Philosophical Association’s Book Prize (2005) and the Royal Society of Canada’s Abbyann Lynch Medal in Bioethics (2006). In 2014 she was the recipient of Queen’s University’s Prize for Excellence in Research.


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Biographical sketch from the Queen's University Department of Philosophy's page on Christine Overall at https://www.queensu.ca/philosophy/people/christine-overall (accessed 2023-05-02).

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