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Dr. Adina Preda

Associate Professor (Philosophy)

I joined the Department of Philosophy at Trinity College Dublin as an Associate Professor in August 2019. Between January 2013 and August 2019, I was a lecturer in political theory in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Limerick. Prior to that, I held positions at the University of Montreal, at the Hoover Chair, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium and at University College Dublin. I obtained my PhD in political philosophy in 2006, at the University of Manchester, with a PhD thesis entitled 'A moral justification of humanitarian intervention'. In November 2018, I was awarded a 5-year ERC Consolidator grant for my project REAL-Rights and Egalitarianism, which started in September 2019
  Equality rights   Global Justice   Human Rights   social justice   Theories of Global Justice
 Rights and Egalitarianism -REAL

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HEA representative on the RIA Gold Medal in Social Sciences Awards Committee 2019
AHSS, UL Representative to the Irish Humanities Alliance board 2017
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Political Science Association of Ireland 2013 2020
British Society for Ethical Theory
Society for Applied Philosophy, UK
Conflicts of Rights in, editor(s)Margaret Gilbert, Jeffrey Helmreich & Gopal Sreenivasan , Palgrave Handbook of the Philosophy of Rights, Palgrave, 2024, [Adina Preda], Book Chapter, ACCEPTED
Human rights and equality in, editor(s)Jesse Tomalty and Keri Woods , Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Human Rights, 2024, [Adina Preda], Book Chapter, ACCEPTED
Preda, Adina & Kristin Voigt, Shameless luck egalitarians, Journal of Social Philosophy , 2022, Notes: [Early view], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
Libertatea de exprimare si deplatformarea (Freedom of expression and de-platforming) in, editor(s)Alex Volacu, Daniela Cutas and Adrian Miroiu , Alegeri morale (Moral Choices), Iasi, Polirom, 2021, [Preda, Adina], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Adina Preda, `Justice in Health or Justice (and Health)?""How (Not) to Apply a Theory of Justice to Health, Public Health Ethics, 2018, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Adina Preda, Equality and Opportunity, Review of Equality and Opportunity, by Shlomi Segallomi Segall , Journal of Moral Philosophy, 15, (1), 2018, p241-244 , Review, PUBLISHED
Adina Preda, Review of Why inequality matters: luck egalitarianism, its meaning and value, by Shlomi Segall , Ethics, 128, (1), 2017, p276-281 , Review, PUBLISHED
Human rights, climate change, and sustainability in, editor(s)Gerhard Bos & Marcus Düwell , Human rights and sustainability: moral responsibilities for the future, Routledge, 2016, [Adina Preda], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  URL
Preda, A., Are There Any Conflicts of Rights?, Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, 18, (4), 2015, p677-690 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Preda, A., Voigt, K., Health and Social Justice: Which Inequalities Matter (Most)? Response to Open Peer Commentaries on "The Social Determinants of Health: Why Should We Care?", American Journal of Bioethics, 15, (8), 2015, pW1-W3 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL

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Group rights and group agency in, editor(s)Thom Brooks , Law and Legal Theory: Studies in Moral Philosophy, Brill Academic Publishers, 2014, [Adina Preda], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Adina Preda, Review of Recourse to Force: State Action against Threats and Armed Attacks, by Thomas Frank , The Nordic Journal for Human Rights, 21, (4), 2003, p478-481 , Review, PUBLISHED


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ERC Consolidator Grant for REAL - Rights and Egalitarianism (2019-2024), €1,319,355 2019-2024
H2020 proposal preparation grant, Enterprise Ireland, €6,959 2017
International Activity Challenge Fund, University of Limerick, €3,625 2017
Marie-Curie pre-doctoral fellowship, Ruhr University, Bochum, 2005
Three-year Departmental Scholarship for PhD research at the University of Manchester, Department of Government 2000-2003
OSI/Foreign and Commonwealth Office/University of Manchester Scholarship for MA degree at the University of Manchester 1998-1999
I work mainly on rights and distributive justice. I am specifically interested in analytical theories of rights and the role that rights play in our moral theorising. In terms of distributive justice, I focus on egalitarian theories of justice and specifically luck egalitarianism. I am trying to bring these two areas closer together in my current project on 'Rights and Egalitarianism'. I have also done work on justice in health, with particular reference to (in)equality in health outcomes.