Thursday, September 21, 2023

Anthony Sangiuliano

(Supplied photo courtesy of Samantha Shantz) 

The University of Toronto is pleased to announce that it will host Anthony Sangiuliano as a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow in 2023-2025, working under the supervision of Faculty of Law Professor Sophia Moreau. During his fellowship, Sangiuliano will undertake a research project in the philosophy of law entitled, "The Philosophical Foundations of Social Justice Tort Law: Private Obligations, Public Values, and the Separation of Powers." He is affiliated with the Tort Law and Social Equality Project at U of T Law. 

The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program provides funding to the very best postdoctoral applicants, both nationally and internationally, who will positively contribute to the country's economic, social, and research-based growth. The fellowships are distributed equally among the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR); the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC); and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). The program reviewed more than 450 applications and awarded 70 fellowships. Successful applicants were selected on the basis of three criteria:

  • research excellence and leadership in their area of expertise or research
  • quality of the applicant's proposed research program
  • institutional commitment and demonstrated synergy between applicant and institutional strategic priorities

Sangiuliano, who has taught as an adjunct professor at U of T and Osgoode Hall Law School, received his JD from Osgoode Hall Law School and his PhD from the Sage School of Philosophy at Cornell University, where he was a SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholar and the Canadian Bar Association Viscount Bennett Fellow. He is a scholar of the law and morality of antidiscrimination. His postdoctoral research investigates how private law doctrines of tort, contract, and property, which primarily regulate the behaviour of private individuals, can be shaped by public egalitarian values that the state is obligated to promote. He also studies discrimination in policing and algorithmic bias. His writing to date has appeared in the Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, the Osgoode Hall Law Journal, the Journal of Law and Equality, the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, the University of Toronto Law Journal, the American Journal of Law and Equality, Law and Philosophy, and the Journal of Legal Philosophy. His research has been cited by the Supreme Court of Canada. He has also held a variety of positions in legal practice ranging from the government to private practice and has served as a law clerk at the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.

"I am delighted to hold the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship at U of T Law," says Sangiuliano. "U of T Law offers a uniquely suitable environment in which to pursue my postdoctoral research. It is home to one of the world's premier academic communities focusing on private law theory. My work with the Tort Law and Social Equality Project aims to take private law theory in new directions by investigating how private law can function as a tool for achieving social justice. It therefore benefits from strong institutional synergy with the faculty's tradition of innovative private law theory scholarship. I look forward to both learning from and contributing to this tradition." 
September 18-22 is also National Postdoc Appreciation Week. Established by the U.S. National Postdoctoral Association, National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW) is an annual September event, recognizing the significant research contributions made by postdoctoral scholars, and is now celebrated by universities and institutions across North America.
Welcome to U of T Law, Anthony!