Joy Gordon, the Ignacio Ellacuría, S.J. Professor of Social Ethics, joined the Loyola University Chicago Philosophy Department in January 2015. She received her PhD in philosophy from Yale University, and her JD from Boston University School of Law. She holds a joint appointment with Loyola’s School of Law.
Her areas of specialization include social and political philosophy, human rights, international law and global governance, and ethical issues in international relations. She is on the editorial board of Ethics and International Affairs. She has published extensively on legal and ethical aspects of economic sanctions, including “Invisible War: The United States and the Iraq Sanctions” (Harvard University Press, 2010). She has also published on issues involving the United Nations Security Council.