G+JI Graduate Student Fellow 2022
Christopher Kovechar, Ph.D Student, Department of Philosophy, Georgetown University
Chris Kovechar (he/they) holds a J.D. from New York University and a B.S. from Yale University. Before coming to Georgetown, he worked for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as an attorney in the Office of the Chief Counsel. He is interested in political theory, bioethics, philosophy of mind, and phenomenology.
Research Project: Privacy Rights and Gender Expression
I want to consider how privacy as a moral “right of concealment,” might relate to substantive due process jurisprudence and legal claims about gender identity. In some cases, I think that gender identity might be cognizable as a “private” matter on the level of reproductive choices and consensual sexual intimacy. A better understanding of the moral scope and practical impacts of privacy jurisprudence is important as the Court once again considers limitations on reproductive rights.