Jovana Davidovic

Associate Professor, UI Department of Philosophy

Jovana Davidovic is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at University of Iowa, and a Senior Fellow at the Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership at the United States Naval Academy. She also holds an appointment with the College of Law's Center for Human Rights at the University of Iowa. Prior to joining UIowa in 2012, Davidovic was doing post-doctoral work at Center for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics (CAPPE) at ANU in Canberra, Australia. Her research focuses on military ethics and philosophy of international law and has been published in venues such as Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, Journal of Military Ethics, Ethics and International Affairs, Journal of Applied Ethics, and others. Her research spans a range of issues, including international criminal law, humanitarian military interventions, proportionality in war, ethics of displacement, ethics of AI, algorithmic auditing, the changing character of war, universal jurisdiction, transitional justice and others. Davidovic has also worked extensively as an ethics consultant, in a range of industries including large international banks, Big Four professional service firms, ed-tech and tech firms, as well as humanitarian organizations around the world, most recently serving as the Chief Ethics Officer for BABL AI, an algorithmic bias auditing and ethics consultancy. Her ethics consulting work includes organizational ethics and organizational culture assessment and advising, ethical decision-making framework building and ethical risk assessments, with a focus on ethical risk assessment for use and development of algorithms.

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Research areas
  • Ethics and Social/Political
  • Logic and Philosophy of Science
  • Philosophy of Law
Jovana Davidovic faculty headshot
PhD, University of Minnesota, 2011