Jacqueline Broad

Assoc Professor

Accepting PhD Students

19972022
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Personal profile

Biography

I am an Associate Professor in the Monash Philosophy Department. I was awarded my PhD at Monash in 2000. Since then, I have published three books and five edited volumes on early modern women's philosophy. I have been the recipient of two research fellowships from the Australian Research Council: an Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship (2004-07) and a Future Fellowship (2010-16). In 2018, I was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, the highest honour in the humanities in Australia.

Research interests

My main area of specialisation is the history of philosophy, with a particular focus on women philosophers of the early modern period (c. 1650-1750).

My books include: Women Philosophers of the Seventeenth Century (Cambridge University Press, 2002); A History of Women's Political Thought in Europe, 1600-1800 (with Karen Green, Cambridge University Press, 2009); and The Philosophy of Mary Astell (Oxford University Press, 2015).

My edited books include: Virtue, Liberty and Toleration (with Karen Green, Springer 2007); Mary Astell's Christian Religion (CRRS & Iter, 2013); Women and Liberty, 1600-1800: Philosophical Essays (with Karen Detlefsen, Oxford University Press, 2017); and Women Philosophers of Seventeenth-Century England: Selected Correspondence (Oxford University Press, 2019).

I have written on early modern theories of virtue, the ethical and religious foundations of women's rights, historical conceptions of the self, the Lockean idea of slavery, and connections between feminism and Cartesianism in the seventeenth century.

I am currently engaged in two ARC-funded projects:

  • a Discovery Project on the philosophical foundations of women's rights (1600-1750), with D. Brown and M. Deslauriers;
  • a Discovery Project on women and liberty in the early modern and enlightenment periods, with K. Green and K. Detlefsen.

I also recently completed a Future Fellowship project on the ethical thought of seventeenth-century feminist philosopher Mary Astell (2010-16).

For further information about my research (including an up-to-date list of publications), please go to my personal webpage.

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Supervision interests

I am interested in supervising postgraduate students who would like to work on early modern philosophy and the history of feminism and ethical thought. Please do get in touch if you have a project in mind.

Research area keywords

  • Early modern philosophy
  • History of feminism
  • Women philosophers
  • History of philosophy
  • Seventeenth-century philosophy
  • Eighteenth-century philosophy
  • Feminist history of philosophy
  • Mary Astell
  • John Locke
  • René Descartes
  • History of ethical thought
  • History of political thought

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Projects 2004 2022

Research Output 1997 2019

Damaris Masham on women and liberty of conscience

Broad, J., 2019, Feminist History of Philosophy: The Recovery and Evaluations of Women's Philosophical Thought. O'Neill, E. & Lascano, M. P. (eds.). Cham Switzerland: Springer, p. 319-336 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Mary Astell’s critique of Pierre Bayle: atheism and intellectual integrity in the Pensées (1682)

Broad, J. S., 2019, In : British Journal for the History of Philosophy. 27, 4, p. 806-823 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Selfhood and Self-government in Women’s Religious Writings of the Early Modern Period

Broad, J., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : International Journal of Philosophical Studies. 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Conway and Charleton on the Intimate Presence of Souls in Bodies

Broad, J. S., 2018, In : Journal of the History of Ideas. 79, 4, p. 571-591 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Mary Astell's malebranchean concept of the self

Broad, J. S., 2018, Early Modern Women On Metaphysics. Thomas, E. (ed.). Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press, p. 211-226

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Prizes

Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities

Jacqueline Broad (Recipient), 2018

Prize: Election to learned society

Activities 2014 2019

UCLA Philosophy Workshop

Jacqueline Broad (Invited speaker)
26 Apr 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to workshop, seminar, course

Women and Liberty, 1600-1800

Jacqueline Broad (Invited speaker)
23 Apr 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to workshop, seminar, course

University of California Los Angeles

Jacqueline Broad (Visiting academic)
25 Apr 201926 Apr 2019

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institution

Perspectives on the Self

Jacqueline Broad (Invited speaker)
22 Jan 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to workshop, seminar, course

American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting, Vancouver, Canada

Jacqueline Broad (Invited speaker)
18 Apr 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference