University of Manitoba - Faculty of Arts - Political Studies - Sarah Hannan
Sarah Hannan

Assistant Professor (DPhil Oxford)

Field of Specialization: Contemporary Political Philosophy

Research Interests

  • Children's Rights
  • Morality of Procreation
  • Familial Justice
  • Autonomy
  • Educational Equality

Selected Publications

  • "Childhood Bads, Parenting Goods, and the Right to Procreate" (with RJ Leland), Critical Review of Social and Political Philosophy, forthcoming.

  • "Why Childhood is Bad for Children," Journal of Applied Philosophy, forthcoming.

  • "Introduction: On the Morality of Procreation and Parenting" in Permissible Progeny?: The Morality of Procreation and Parenting, Sarah Hannan, Samantha Brennan, Richard Vernon (eds.), Oxford University Press, 2015.

  • Permissible Progeny?: The Morality of Procreation and Parenting (co-edited with Samantha Brennan and Richard Vernon), Oxford University Press, 2015.

  • "Parental Rights: A Role-based Approach" (with Richard Vernon), Theory and Research in Education 6, no. 2 (2008): 173-189.


Other Outputs

  • “Examining Ethics” podcast, The Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics at DePauw University. Episode 8 “To Be A Parent … Or Not”, Aired March 30th, 2016:

  • Contributor to Educational Website:


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