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University of Pennsylvania Professor Anita Allen Wins the American Philosophical Association’s Highest Honor

According to jbhe.com, Professor Anita L. Allen, the Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania, has been selected by The American Philosophical Association as the 2021 winner of the Philip L. Quinn Prize, the highest honor the association has to offer in recognition of service to philosophy and philosophers.

“This award means the world to me,” says Professor Allen. “It reflects the unexpected success of my interdisciplinary commitments as a scholar, teacher, and mentor. It was remarkable to have been the first Black woman APA president in 2018-19 and it’s a special achievement, as a Black woman, to be receiving the highest award for service to the discipline.”

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To quote jbhe.com:

Professor Allen is an internationally renowned expert on philosophical dimensions of privacy and data protection law, ethics, bioethics, legal philosophy, women’s rights, and diversity in higher education. She was vice provost for faculty at the University of Pennsylvania from 2013-2020.Professor Allen is the author of several books on privacy issues including Unpopular Privacy: What Must We Hide (Oxford University Press, 2011) and Why Privacy Isn’t Everything: Feminist Reflections on Personal Accountability (Rowman & Littlefield, 2003).

Professor Allen holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Michigan. She is also a graduate of Harvard Law School.

Read more: https://www.jbhe.com/2021/12/anita-allen-wins-the-apas-highest-honor-for-service-to-philosophy/

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