Christopher A. Riddle, Ph.D.

Dr. Christopher Riddle
  • Associate Professor of Philosophy
(315) 792-3759
  • 203 Faculty Center
  • School of Arts & Sciences
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Chris Riddle received his Ph.D. from Queen's University at Kingston. He specializes in Applied Ethics (especially philosophical issues arising from the experience of disability) and Social & Political Philosophy (especially the Capabilities Approach).

In 2020 he was a visiting scholar at the Hastings Center in New York, and in 2016 he was a visiting researcher at the Brocher Foundation in Switzerland.

He has published in numerous journals, including The Journal of Social PhilosophyBioethicsTheAmerican Journal of BioethicsMedicine, Health Care, and PhilosophyEssays in PhilosophyTopoi; and Disability Studies Quarterly.

He is also the author of Disability & Justice (Lexington / Rowman & Littlefield, 2014) , Human Rights, Disability, & Capabilties (Palgrave MacMillan, 2016), and the editor of From Disability Theory to Practice(Lexington / Rowman & Littlefield, 2018). 


Ph.D. Philosophy, Queen’s University at Kingston.

M.A. Critical Disability Studies, York University.

B.A.H. Philosophy (minor in Political Studies), Queen’s University at Kingston.

Awards and Recognition

2018 recipient of the 44th Dr. Virgil Crisafulli Distinguished Teaching Award at Utica College

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