Prof. Gould previously taught at Temple University as Professor of Philosophy and Political Science, and at George Mason University as Professor of Philosophy and Government. She is the Editor of the Journal of Social Philosophy and Executive Director of the Society for Philosophy and Public Affairs. Gould has held fellowships and grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Science Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the Fulbright Foundation, as Senior Scholar in France and as Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Political and Social Science at the European University Institute in Florence.
She is the author of Marx's Social Ontology (MIT Press, 1978), Rethinking Democracy (Cambridge University Press, 1988), and Globalizing Democracy and Human Rights (Cambridge University Press, 2004), editor of seven books including Women and Philosophy, Beyond Domination, The Information Web, Cultural Identity and the Nation-State, and Gender, and has published over sixty articles in political philosophy, social theory, feminist theory, and applied ethics. Her book Globalizing Democracy and Human Rights received the 2009 David Easton Award from the Foundations of Political Theory Section of the American Political Science Association.