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Andrea Houchard
  • Graduate Fellow 2005-2006


Andrea Houchard earned her B.A. in literature from Ohio State University and her M.A. in philosophy from the University of Southern Mississippi. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Philosophy at Tulane, and is writing her dissertation, “The Social Recognition of Rights,” under the supervision of Professor Gerald Gaus.

Her research interests include moral theory, political philosophy, aesthetics, and philosophy and literature.

The Murphy Institute

Established in memory of Charles H. Murphy, Sr. (1870-1954), and inspired by the vision of Charles H. Murphy, Jr. (1920-2002), The Murphy Institute exists to help Tulane faculty and students understand economic, moral, and political problems we all face and think about. More important, it exists to help us understand how these problems have come to be so closely interconnected.