Anita LaFrance Allen (Anita LaFrance Allen-Castellitto)
Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy; Vice Provost
Anita L. Allen is an expert on privacy law, the philosophy of privacy, bioethics, and contemporary values, and is recognized for scholarship about legal philosophy, women’s rights, and race relations. She is a graduate of Harvard Law School and received her Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Michigan. She was the first African American woman to hold both a PhD in philosophy and a law degree. At Penn she is the Vice Provost for Faculty and the Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy.
- Privacy Law
- Information Law
- Legal Ethics
- Constitutional Law
- Health Law
- Philosophy of Law
- Non-Profit Organizations
- Gender Studies
- Political Philosophy
- Race Relations
- Sexuality and the Law
PRIVACY LAW AND SOCIETY (3d ed., West 2016).
EVERYDAY ETHICS: OPINION-WRITING ABOUT THE THINGS THAT MATTER MOST (University Readers 2011).
THE NEW ETHICS: A TOUR OF THE 21ST CENTURY LANDSCAPE (Miramax Books 2004).
Articles and Book Chapters
The Duty to Protect Your Own Privacy, in PRIVACY, SECURITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY: ETHICS, LAW AND POLICY (Adam Moore ed., Rowman & Littlefield 2016).
Cognitive Enhancement and Beyond: Recommendations from the Bioethics Commission, 19 TRENDS IN COGNITIVE SCIENCES 549 (2015) (with Nicolle K. Strand).
Compliance-Limited Health Privacy Laws, in SOCIAL DIMENSIONS OF PRIVACY: INTERDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES (Beate Roessler and Dorota Mokrosinka eds., Cambridge U. Press 2015).
Medicine in the Twenty-first Century: Ethical Means and Ends, in DIMENSIONS OF GOODNESS (Vittorio Hösle, ed., Cambridge Scholars, 2013).
The Offensive Internet: Speech, Privacy, and Reputation, 26 ETHICS & INT'L AFF. 152 (2012). (book review)
Was I Entitled or Should I Apologize: Affirmative Action Going Forward, 15 J. ETHICS 253 (2011).
Is There a Right to Health?, 12 J. HUM. DEV. & CAPABILITIES 571 (2011)
Hijabs and Headwraps: the Case for Tolerance, in FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION IN A DIVERSE WORLD 115 (Deirdre Golash, ed., Springer 2010).
Privacy and Confidentiality, in PENN CENTER GUIDE TO BIOETHICS (Vardit Ravitsky, Autumn Fiester, & Arthur L. Caplan, eds., Springer 2009).
More publications can be found here.
- Privacy Law, Theory and Values
- Legal Theory
- Contemporary Ethics and Bioethics
- Mental Illness
- Race Relations
- Gender and the Law
Penn - Vice Provost for Faculty (2013- ); Penn Law - Deputy Dean (2009-11); Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law (2004- ); Professor of Law and Philosophy (1998-2004)
Commissioner, Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues
Visiting Professor - Waseda (Tokyo), Yale, Harvard, Villanova, Princeton, Arizona, Hofstra, Johns Hopkins, Tel-Aviv
Georgetown - Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship (1996-98)
National Endowment for the Humanities IPA Associate Program Director (1980-81)
Carnegie-Mellon - Assistant Professor of Philosophy (1978-81)
American Psychological Association, Ad Hoc Ethics Commission, 2006, 2007.
NIH Precision Medicine IRB, 2016-present
Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, Board member, 2002-2006
Electronic Privacy Information Center, Board of Advisors, 1999-2006; Board of Directors, 2006-present
Hypatia, A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, Advisory Board, (2000-02)
Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics, Editorial Board, since 2004
- Privacy Law
- Introduction to Ethics
- Bioethics and the Law of Mental Health
- African American Philosophy Since 1960
- Bioethics of Reproduction
- Mental Health and Moral Life.