Sareh Pouryousefi, University of Toronto

    About Sareh

    Sareh is a PhD student in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto. Her area of specialization is bureaucratic ethics, and she is interested in business ethics, political philosophy, and applied ethics. She has a B.A. in Philosophy from Simon Fraser University, and an M.A. in International Relations and Philosophy from the Munk Centre for International Studies and the Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto. Sareh has served as the PhD cluster leader for the Canadian Business Ethics Research Network (CBERN), and is currently a consultant at EthicScan, a Toronto-based corporate responsibility research house. Prior to her doctoral studies, Sareh was a policy analyst at the Ontario Ministry of Finance.

    PhD project

    Hierarchy, Authority, and Purpose in Bureaucratic Ethics

    Sareh’s research delineates the sources of moral demand in bureaucratic organizations, focusing specifically on the higher-ranked, managerial bureaucrats who practice discretionary authority. The popular conception of bureaucracies imagines them to be synonymous with morally vacuous entities, wherein individuals evade responsibility and accountability. Sareh’s project focuses on the concepts of hierarchy, authority, and purpose, in thinking about role morality and institutional ethics in bureaucracies, within a moral philosophical, agency theoretic framework.



    Prof. Dr. Joseph Heath, Department of Philosophy, University of Toronto




    sareh.pouryousefi [at] doctoral-academy [dot] net