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Jessica Wolfendale

Professor of Philosophy, Case Western Reserve University

Jessica Wolfendale is Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University. She is the author of War Crimes: Causes, Excuses, and Blame (with Matthew Talbert, Oxford University Press, 2019), Torture and the Military Profession (2007), co-editor of New Wars and New Soldiers: Military Ethics in the Contemporary World (2011), and has published numerous articles and book chapters on topics including security, torture, terrorism, bioethics, and military ethics. Her work has appeared in journals including Ethics and International Affairs, the Journal of Political Philosophy, Res Philosophica, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, American Journal of Bioethics, and the Journal of Military Ethics. She is currently working on a book on torture and terrorism in America.


  • 2022–present
    Professor, Case Western Reserve University
  • 2018–2022
    Professor, Marquette University
  • 2013–2018
    Associate Professor, West Virginia University


  • 2005 
    Monash University, PhD in Philosophy