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Christopher Bousquet ’16


Christopher Bousquet ’16
Christopher Bousquet ’16

Lecturer in Philosophy

202 College Hill Road, Room 3286

Chris Bousquet ’16 graduated from Hamilton with a degree in philosophy and is currently working toward his Ph.D. at Syracuse University. His research focuses on social and political philosophy, philosophy of law, and their intersections with philosophy of language. Much of his recent work focuses on free expression: what  justifies the right to free expression and how can better understanding this justification help us resolve debates about pressing issues like hate speech, campaign finance laws, and religious exemptions? Before graduate school, Bousquet worked as a researcher and writer in the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard Kennedy School. There, his research focused on the use of data and technology in city governance, particularly issues of transparency and bias.

Research Interests

Philosophy of Law, Social and Political Philosophy, Ethics of Emerging Technologies

Select Publications

  • “Words that Harm: Defending the Dignity Approach to Hate Speech Regulation,” forthcoming in the Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, February 2022.
  • “A Tale of Two Inequalities,” Arc Digital, July 22, 2021.
  • “The Right Way to Regulate Algorithms,” Bloomberg CityLab, March 20, 2018.
  • “Algorithmic Fairness: Tackling Bias in City Algorithms,” Harvard Data-Smart City Solutions, August 31, 2018.
  • “Meaningful Transparency: Strategies for Accessible Algorithms in the Smart City,” Emerson Journal of Civic Media, Winter 2018.

Appointed to the Faculty: 2021

Educational Background

Ph.D., Syracuse University
B.A., Hamilton College

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