Nina Windgätter

Nina Windgaetter

Office: Philosophy, Hamilton Smith Hall Room 249, Durham, NH 03824

Nina Windgätter is a lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at the University of New Hampshire. Her dissertation was an account of a two-tiered social contract that derived corrective justice prescriptions, using the example of the Chicago Police Department. Her research is at the intersection of social and political philosophy and social epistemology. It focus on the problems of social stratification in our world and what we ought to do about them, especially in light of how difficult it is for differently-situated actors to understand the pressing injustices around them or to understand what workable solutions would look like.

Dr. Windgätter is also very passionate about pedagogy, and strives to teach classes that are meaningful for her students’ lives. She likes to incorporate examples from real life and science fiction, and have her students engage in conversations about concrete cases.

Courses Taught

  • PHIL 401: Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHIL 401H: Honors/Intro to Philosophy
  • PHIL 430: Ethics and Society
  • PHIL 431: Business Ethics
  • PHIL 495: Tutorial Reading
  • PHIL 531: Professional & Business Ethics


  • Ph.D., University of Michigan
  • M.A., Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania
  • M.A., University of Michigan
  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania

Research Interests

  • Business Ethics
  • Ethical theory
  • Ethical theory and applied ethics
  • Ethics
  • Feminism
  • Philosophy
  • Political Philosophy
  • Social and political philosophy
  • Social Stratification/Mobility
  • Social, political and moral philosophy