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Christopher ChoGlueck, PhD

Assistant Professor of Ethics

CLASS (Philosophy, Gender Studies)


Christopher ChoGlueck (Pronounced JOH-gluhk)

  • Ph.D. Indiana University, Bloomington, History and Philosophy of Science, Gender Studies minor, June 2019.
  • M.A. Indiana University, Bloomington, History and Philosophy of Science, 2016.
  • B.S. University of Notre Dame, Environmental Science, Philosophy major, 2014.

I am the Assistant Professor of Ethics at New Mexico Tech. I specialize in philosophy of science, biomedical ethics, and feminism. My research and teaching lie at the intersection of science and values, particularly the philosophical issues raised by pharmaceutical drugs. My main line of research explores how values and gender norms shape drug regulation at the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), involving reproductive health and the labeling of drugs, as well as the consequences for women's health and reproductive justice. I also study how values influence biomedical research on male birth control.

Through philosophy, I work on socially relevant issues in health equity, public policy, and industry-funded research. To engage a broader audience, I write essays about public philosophy and science communication. To get outside my head, I climb rocks and read comics. My daily struggle is keeping house plants (likes terrariums and bonsai trees) alive in the desert climate of New Mexico--which is much less cooperative than my original home, New Orleans, LA.

Peer-reviewed Publications 

  • ChoGlueck, C. 2020. “Drug Facts, Values, and the Morning-After Pill.” Accepted for Public Affairs Quarterly.
  • ChoGlueck, C. 2019. “Broadening the Scope of Our Understanding of Mechanisms: Lessons from the History of the Morning-After Pill.” Synthese. doi: 10.1007/s11229-019-02201-0. [Full text]
  • ChoGlueck, C. 2018. “The Error Is in the Gap: Synthesizing Accounts for Societal Values in Science.” Philosophy of Science. 85(4): 704-725. [Full text]
  • Shrader-Frechette, K., & ChoGlueck, C. 2017. “Pesticides, Neurodevelopmental Disagreement, and Bradford Hill’s Guidelines.” Accountability in Research. 24(1): 30-42. [Full text]

Teaching

I offer several philosophy courses for undergraduates involving ethics and values in science, for both general education and degree requirements in biology, computer science, and IT. I also teach gender studies courses about feminism and sex/gender in science. I am the primary adviser for philosophy minors in the CLASS department. Course offerings include: