Philosophy Department
Leo Zaibert

Leo Zaibert

Job Title
Professor of Philosophy
Chair of Department
Lamont House 203
Department/Program: Philosophy

Research interests

Leo Zaibert’s work is focused on punishment, forgiveness, and related phenomena. He is thus interested generally in ethics, the philosophy of law, and political philosophy. His over 90 publications include three sole-authored books and three sole-edited volumes. His most recent book, Rethinking Punishment, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2018, and has been the subject of several symposia and special journal issues – both in the United States and abroad. He serves on the Editorial Board of several leading philosophy journals; he has held a number of Visiting Posts, including at New York University, the University of Geneva, the University of Toronto, Pace Law School, and Amherst College; and he has been awarded a number of prestigious fellowships, including from the National Endowment of the Humanities, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, and the H.L.A. Hart Fellowship from Oxford University.

Academic credentials

LL.B., Universidad Santa Maria (Venezuela); Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo