Description of Bioethics ExpertiseDeputy Dean and Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy
University of Pennsylvania
Anita L. Allen is an expert on privacy and confidentiality law, general bioethics, and contemporary values, and is recognized for her scholarship about legal philosophy, women’s rights, and race relations. She has a special interest in the law and ethics of human reproduction, genetic privacy, mental health ethics, the right to die, informed consent, malpractice law and human subject research. Her books include Unpopular Privacies (forthcoming Oxford, 2010); Privacy Law and Society (Thomson/West, 2007); The New Ethics: A Guided Tour of the 21st Century Moral Landscape (Miramax/Hyperion, 2004); Why Privacy Isn’t Everything: Feminist Reflections on Personal Accountability (Rowman and Littlefield, 2003); and Uneasy Access: Privacy for Women in a Free Society (Rowman and Littlefield, 1988). She co-edited (with Milton Regan) Debating Democracy’s Discontent (Oxford, 1998). Allen writes for popular magazines and blogs, and has frequently appeared on nationally broadcast television and radio programs.