Women's and Gender Studies Program

Hannah Love

Hannah Love

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

253-535-8409 (office)



Ph.D. in Philosophy, University of Virginia, 2007

B.A. in Philosophy, University of the South (Sewanee), 1999

M.A. in Philosophy, University of Virginia, 2005


Hannah Love arrived at PLU in the fall of 2007 with her PhD in Philosophy from the University of Virginia, and primarily teaches a variety of ethics courses (including Biomedical Ethics, Business Ethics, and the Philosophy of Love & Sex).  She also teaches as part of the Environmental Studies program (having taught both Environmental Ethics and the Environmental Studies Capstone) and is active in the First Year Experience Program with frequent 190 Inquiry courses.

Currently her research focus is on reproductive ethics, including the use of preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) for non-medical sex selection and the limits of patient autonomy as a justificatory concept for various reproductive technologies.  In her free time, she enjoys exploring and writing about the culinary scene of Seattle, running, practicing yoga, and cooking.