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Jacqueline Broad is Professor of Philosophy in the School of Philosophical, Historical, and International Studies at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. She is also a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities

Her area of research expertise is early modern women’s philosophy. She writes on early modern theories of virtue, the ethical and religious foundations of women’s rights, historical conceptions of the self, and connections between feminism and Cartesianism in the seventeenth century.

She has recently become Series Editor for Cambridge University Press’s new Elements series on Women in the History of Philosophy. 

Her latest work is a two-volume edited collection of women’s philosophical letters: Women Philosophers of Seventeenth-Century England: Selected Correspondence (Oxford University Press, 2019) and Women Philosophers of Eighteenth-Century England: Selected Correspondence (Oxford University Press, 2020).

Her other books include The Philosophy of Mary Astell: An Early Modern Theory of Virtue (Oxford University Press, 2015), A History of Women’s Political Thought in Europe, 1400-1700 (Cambridge University Press, 2009, with Karen Green), and Women Philosophers of the Seventeenth Century (Cambridge University Press, 2002).

For a full bibliographical list of her books and articles, with downloadable copies of her work, please click on the Publications tab.

To contact her, please email: jacqueline.broad [at]