Ethics and Public Policy Center Fellow to Lecture on Women’s Rights

April 29, 2022

BachicochiBATON ROUGE – Erika Bachiochi of the Ethics and Public Policy Center will be delivering a lecture titled “Vindicating Wollstonecraft’s Rights: Duties, Virtues, and the Common Good” on Monday, May 2, from 4:30-6 p.m. The lecture will take place in the Sternberg Salon of the French House. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Voegelin Institute, with a Zoom option for remote viewing

Bachiochi is a legal scholar specializing in Equal Protection jurisprudence, feminist legal theory, Catholic social teaching, and sexual ethics.  She received her education from Middlebury College and earned her J.D at Boston University School of Law.  A senior fellow at the Abigail Adams Institute, she founded and directs the Wollstonecraft Project there. She serves on the advisory boards of the Common Good Project, the Catholic Women’s Forum, the Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum, St. Thomas More Academy (South Bend), and EthicsFinder. Additionally, she is a co-founder of St. Benedict Classical Academy in Natick, Massachusetts.

Bachicochi has been published in the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Christian Bioethics, The New York Times, The Atlantic, First Things,,  and SCOTUSblog, among several others.  Her newest book, “The Rights of Women: Reclaiming a Lost Vision,” was published by Notre Dame University Press in 2021.

“We’re pleased to be able to bring to campus a representative of a new strain of feminism, insistent on the equal dignity of women but also proud of women’s distinctive voice and maternal capacity,” said James Stoner, Director of the Voegelin Institute. “Looking at feminist thought over the past two hundred years and more, Erika Bachiochi asks what women need freedom not only from, but for.”

The Voegelin Institute, named for one of LSU’s original Boyd Professors and a scholar of international recognition and acclaim, is a humanities and social sciences research institute devoted to the revitalization of teaching and understanding of the “great books” of Western civilization in comparison with other traditions.

For more information contact: James R. Stoner Jr., 225-578-2538 or