A research meeting with Joan Tronto was organised at the University for Humanistic Studies (UvH), Utrecht, on 16 January 2015. Tronto is an American political scientist and honorary doctor at UvH. She is well-known for her work on the development of care ethics.
The basis for discussion was an article by Susan Dodd entitled ‘Dependence, Care and Vulnerability’. During the research meeting the focus was on politics that neglect dependence, vulnerability, pathogenic vulnerability and relational autonomy.
In a short interview Joan Tronto talks about the relationship between feminism and care ethics and the importance of practices.