My research is based on the conviction that ethical analysis can help us untangle some of the messiest and most important problems in human life. Specifically, I focus on questions of moral agency, self-regarding obligations, and ethical relationships under conditions of trauma and oppression (and their intersection). I argue for an approach to ethics that recognizes the burdens these agents face yet which does not reduce them to mere victims. My current projects involve arguing that responsibility under trauma ought to change our interpersonal practices of blame and identifying the connections between the morally damaging environment of intimate partner violence and gender oppression.
◦ LaGuardia-LoBianco, A., Bloomfield, P. 2023, “The Axiology of Pain and Pleasure.”
Journal of Value Inquiry.

◦ LaGuardia-LoBianco, A. 2022, “Reframing Abortion Lessons.”
Teaching Ethics,22(2): 201-217.

◦ LaGuardia-LoBianco, A. 2022. “Community Repair of Moral Damage from Domestic Violence.”
Social Philosophy Today. Online First Articles:

◦ LaGuardia-LoBianco, A. 2021, “Trauma and Compassionate Blame.”
Ergo an Open Access Journal of Philosophy 7. doi:

◦ LaGuardia-LoBianco, A. 2019. "Understanding Self-Injury through Body Shame and Internalized Oppression."
Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 26(4): 295-313

◦ LaGuardia-LoBianco, A. 2019. "Self-Saboteurs and Ethical Relationships." Social Theory and Practice 45(2): 249-285

◦ LaGuardia-LoBianco, A. 2018. “Complicit Suffering and the Duty to Self-Care.” Philosophy, 93(2): 251-277
Blog Posts
◦ LaGuardia-LoBianco, A., Bloomfield, P. 2023. “The Axiology of Pain and Pleasure.” New Work in Philosophy Blog.
◦ LaGuardia-LoBianco, A. 2023. “Trauma and Compassionate Blame.” Ergo Blog.
◦ LaGuardia-LoBianco, A. 2022. “Reframing Abortion Lessons.” Blog of the APA: Women in Philosophy.