Faculty & Staff

Amy  Shapiro, Professor of Philosophy
Amy H. Shapiro, Ph.D. is Professor of Philosophy and Humanities at Alverno College, co-Chair of Alverno College Women's and Gender Studies, and co-coordinator of the Research Center on Women and Girls Interest Group (which she has coordinated or co-coordinated for more than twenty years). She has her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. From 1997-2005 she directed the Holocaust Education and Resource Center at the Milwaukee Coalition for Jewish Learning. With Myrna Goldenberg she is co-editor of Different Horrors/Same Hell, Gender and the Holocaust, a collection of interdisciplinary essays to be published in 2013 by the University of Washington Press. Her research is primarily in women, gender, epistemology, and Holocaust. Her present interest is in women's education, pedagogy, contemplative studies, food studies, and neuroplasticity.

Courses she has taught include:   Perspectives on Freedom, Themes in Philosophy: Confronting Evil, Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies and Survey of Women’s and Gender Studies, Philosophy of Food, Themes in the Humanities: Confronting the Holocaust, and independent studies with advanced level  students in philosophy of language,  contemporary French feminism, the philosophy of Wittgenstein, and contemplative studies.