Christina Hendricks

Vancouver, BC, Canada

I am a Sr. Instructor at UBC, which is a tenured, teaching-focused (rather than research-focused) position. I teach courses such as Introduction to Philosophy, Ethical Theory, Sex, Gender and Philosophy, and Continental Philosophy.

Please see here for my personal webpage.

I also teach in an interdisciplinary, team-taught program for first-year students in the Faculty of Arts at UBC, called Arts One. It's a year-long course for which students earn 18 credits: 6 each in introductory English, History and Philosophy. There are four-five instructors on a teaching team for this course, with a theme that changes every two years. One of the distinctive aspects of Arts One is that there are weekly tutorial meetings of four students plus their professors, in which students comment on each others' essays. It's an innovative program, even though it's been around since 1967!

Though I'm in a teaching position, I do research as well. Some of my research is on the work of Michel Foucault (especially his views of the political role of intellectuals), and I am currently developing a research emphasis on the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL). In SoTL, I'm especially interested at the moment in peer assessment and feedback, as well as providing useful feedback on writing, and how to teach writing effectively in general.

You can see my CV here, with links to whatever papers I can upload legally.

I'm also interested in Philosophy for Children, though I've done next to nothing but read some things about it so far!

  • Work
    • University of British Columbia
  • Education
    • University of Texas at Austin (PhD, Philosophy)
    • University of Idaho (B.A., Philosophy and Political Science)