|Martha Nussbaum wears many hats. Since receiving her doctorate from Harvard University in 1975, she has worked tirelessly in the fields of classics, ethics, law, philosophy, and politics. She is the author of many books on philosophy and social justice, and holds honorary degrees from several esteemed universities. Her work has given her the opportunity to contribute to both national and international committees for social reform, and to work with the Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen for the World Institute for Development Economics Research. Not surprisingly, her background and efforts have won her high acclaim from academics and the general populace alike. Nussbaum is heralded as an expert in many arenas, even being called to testify in the 1999 Colorado court case Romer vs. Evans regarding discrimination against homosexuals. Still, she is not immune to the occasional intra-academic shouting match as with, for example, her philippics against Allan Bloom and Judith Butler. Throughout all her endeavors, Nussbaum has reinforced her reputation as a staunch advocate for rights-based universalism and liberal feminism, and as a "lawyer for humanity." In 1995, Nussbaum became a professor at the University of Chicago, as a member of both the Law and Philosophy faculties.