Oliver Backman

Biography:  

Hello I’m Oliver and I graduated from McMaster University with a BA in Justice, Political Philosophy, and Law. My primary research focuses are in Feminist Ethics, Bioethics, and Philosophy of Law. I’m particularly interested in how feminist philosophy can allow us to critique and rethink our criminal justice and healthcare systems. I’m also interested in examining how social contract theories can organize societies to create more equitable outcomes. Outside the lecture hall, I enjoy performing and teaching improv comedy and playing board games. I’m really excited to be a part of the UofT Philosophy community!