Diana Tietjens Meyers is Professor Emerita of Philosophy at the University of Connecticut (diana.meyers@uconn.edu).  From 2008 to 2013, she held the Ellacuría Chair in Social Ethics and was a Professor of Philosophy at Loyola University, Chicago. In spring 2003, she held the Laurie Chair in Women’s and Gender Studies at Rutgers University.

Her latest book is Victims’ Stories and the Advancement of Human Rights.  It’s now available from Oxford University Press (https://global.oup.com/academic/product/victims-stories-and-the-advancement-of-human-rights-9780199930401?q=diana%20tietjens%20meyers&lang=en&cc=us) and is also  available from Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Victims-Stories-Advancement-Human-Rights/dp/0199930406/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1456502403&sr=8-7&keywords=diana+tietjens+meyers).

Related blog posts can be found here: http://blog.oup.com/2016/05/human-rights-isis-yazidi-women/ (For a video of a Yazidi woman’s testimony concerning abuse of women and girls captured by ISIS, be sure to click on the link to the UN Security Council Meeting.)

and here: http://page99test.blogspot.com/2016/04/diana-tietjens-meyerss-victims-stories.html

Johanna Luttrell’s review is available here: http://hypatiareviews.org/reviews/content/324.

Rowan Cruft’s review is available here: https://ndpr.nd.edu/news/victims-stories-and-the-advancement-of-human-rights/.

A symposium about the book with papers by Vittorio Bufacchi, Serene Khader, and Andrea Westlund and a response by DTM is available here:  http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/meta.2018.49.issue-1-2/issuetoc.

Her previous monographs are Inalienable Rights: A Defense (1985, Columbia University Press), Self, Society, and Personal Choice (1989, Columbia University Press), Subjection and Subjectivity: Psychoanalytic Feminism and Moral Philosophy (1994, Routledge), and Gender in the Mirror: Cultural Imagery and Women’s Agency (2002, Oxford University Press; also available through Oxford Scholarship Online). Being Yourself: Essays on Identity, Action and Social Life (2004, Rowman and Littlefield) is a collection of two new essays and some of her previously published essays.

She has edited and co-edited many books and special journal issues. Her latest edited collection, Poverty, Agency, and Human Rights, appeared in 2014 (Oxford University Press, https://global.oup.com/academic/product/poverty-agency-and-human-rights-9780199975884?q=diana%20tietjens%20meyers&lang=en&cc=us).

Cover for Poverty, Agency, and Human Rights

Many of her papers as well as Self, Society and Personal Choice are available through Academia.edu at https://uconn.academia.edu/DianaMeyers or PhilPapers at http://philpapers.org/profile/51076

Among her many articles and book chapters are “Victims of Trafficking, Reproductive Rights, and Asylum” (in Oxford Handbook of Reproductive Ethics. Ed. Leslie P. Francis. Oxford University Press, 2016 ; “Contesting Female Genital Cutting in Africa: Successful Strategies and Future Hopes” (The Critique. Sept. 2016, http://www.thecritique.com/articles/contesting-female-genital-cutting-in-africa/); “A Modest Feminist Sentimentalism: Empathy and Moral Understanding Across Social Difference”  (in Ethical Sentimentalism: New Perspectives. Ed. Remy Debes and Karsten Stueber. Cambridge University Press, 2017); “Human Rights and the Vulnerability of Rights-bearers.” special issue on Vulnerability. Ed. Martin Huth, Philosophy Today, 65:1, winter 2021. “Feminist Philosophy of Human Rights” (in The Oxford Handbook of Feminist Philosophy, Ed. Ásta K. Sveinsdottir and Kim Q. Hall. New York Oxford University Press,  2021): “Passivity in Theories of the Agentic Self: Reflections on the Views of Soran Reader and Sarah Buss” (in Feminist Philosophy of Mind. Ed. Keya Maitra and Jennifer WcWeeny.  New York: Oxford University Press, 2022).

Professor Meyers is currently writing on three topics:  human rights, art and politics, and psychocorporeal identity and agency.