Social and Political Philosophy; Just War Theory and Pacifism; Feminist Philosophy


Lee-Ann Chae specializes in social and political philosophy, focusing on questions about nonviolent conflict resolution, trust and moral deliberation, and hope for a peaceful future. Her current work defends pacifism and nonviolent resistance, and offers a critique of just war theory. She received her B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, her J.D. from the University of Southern California School of Law, and her Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Curriculum Vitae

Selected Publications

  • “Hoping for Peace,” Australasian Journal of Philosophy 98, no. 2 (2020): 211-221
  • "Pacific Resistance: A Moral Alternative to Defensive War," Social Theory & Practice 40, no. 1 (2018): 1-20

Courses Taught

  • Phil 4221: Police and Police Brutality
  • Phil 4221: Sex and the Political
  • Phil 3123: The Ethics of War and Peace
  • Phil 2152: Intro to Feminist Philosophy: Sex Discrimination
  • Phil 8721: Solidarity
  • Phil 8721: Political Violence