Professor Marilyn Friedman's book project explores the meanings, motivations, and moral import of terrorist acts by women. The project draws on historical and biographical accounts of female terrorists from diverse social contexts and time periods, as well as philosophical literatures dealing with relevant normative concepts such as responsibility, moral justification, and social epistemology. Friedman will be working on the question of whether female terrorists should be held to the same standards of moral and legal responsibility as men who commit similar actions. She anticipates finishing two chapters during her fellowship period. The first will explore the abstract concept of moral responsibility and consider whether there are moral analogies to certain defenses now used in criminal law to deny legal responsibility for criminal acts. The second chapter will apply the preceding conclusions about moral responsibility to various cases of female terrorists.