Sara Goering is Associate Professor of Philosophy and the Program on Values in Society, and has affiliations with the Department of Bioethics and Humanities, and the Disability Studies Program. In addition, she currently leads the ethics thrust at the UW Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering. She teaches courses in bioethics, ethics, philosophy of disability, feminist philosophy, and philosophy of medicine. She also spends time discussing philosophy with children in the Seattle public schools, through her role as the Program Director for the UW Center for Philosophy of Children.
Recent work in bioethics:
- “Eugenics” for the Stanford Encylopedia of Philosophy, 2014 (http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/eugenics/)
- "Is it still me? DBS, Agency, and the Extended, Relational Me" AJOB Neuroscience 5(4): 50-51, 2014.
- “Values in Translation: How Asking the Right Questions Can Move Translational Science Toward Greater Health Impact” with Kelley,M., Edwards, K., Starks, H., Fullerton, M., James, R., Holland, S., Disis, M. and Burke, W. Clinical and Translational Science 5: 445-451, 2012.
- Achieving Justice in Genomic Translation: Rethinking the Pathway to Benefit, edited with Wylie Burke, Kelly Edwards, Suzanne Holland, and Sue Trinidad, Oxford University Press, 2011.
- “Disability, Internalized Oppression and Appearance Norms” in the APA Newsletter on Medicine and Philosophy, 10(2): 9-12, 2011.
- “Navigating Growth Attenuation in Children with Profound Disabilities: Children’s Interests, Family Decision-Making, and Community Concerns” with the Seattle Working Group on Growth Attenuation, Hastings Center Report 40(6): 27-40, 2010.
- “’Mental Illness’ and Justice as Recognition” Philosophy & Public Policy Quarterly 29(1/2): 14-18, 2009.
- “Postnatal Reproductive Autonomy: Promoting Relational Autonomy and Self-Trust in New Parents” Bioethics 23 (1): 9-19, 2009.
- “Race-based Medicine and Justice as Recognition: Exploring the Phenomenon of BiDil” with Joon-Ho Yu and Stephanie Fullerton Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 18: 57-67, 2009.
- “’You say you’re happy, but…’: Contested Quality of Life Judgments in Bioethics and Disability Studies” Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 5: 125-135, 2008.
- “Transforming Genetic Research Practices with Marginalized Communities: A Case for Responsive Justice” with Suzanne Holland and Kelly Fryer-Edwards Hastings Center Report 38(2): 43-53, 2008.
Recent work in philosophy for children:
- “Using Children’s Literature as a Spark for Philosophical Discussion: Stories that Deal with Death” in Ethics and Children’s Literature (ed. Claudia Mills), pp. 233-246, Ashgate 2014.
- Philosophy in Schools: An Introduction for Philosophers and Teachers edited with Nicholas Shudak and Thomas Wartenberg, Routledge 2013.
- “Finding Philosophy in High School Literature: A Separate Peace and Beloved” in Philosophy in Schools (eds. Goering, Shudak and Wartenberg) pp. 208-218, Routledge 2013.
- “Ethics and the Young Student: Philosophy as Ethics Education” in Philosophy and Education: Introducing Philosophy to Young People (eds. Jana Mohr Lone and Roberta Israeloff), pp. 47-56, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012.