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Academics - Philosophy Faculty & Staff

Academics - Philosophy Faculty & Staff

Adriel Trott

Associate Professor of Philosophy, Department Chair
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Center Hall 303

Adriel M. Trott is Associate Professor in Philosophy and Department Chair focusing on ancient, continental and political philosophy. Her work focuses on how ancient philosophy can be a resource both for diagnosing contemporary conceptions of political life, of being human, of nature and of gender and for presenting alternatives to these accounts. Trott is the author of Aristotle on the Nature of Community and Aristotle on the Matter of Form: A Feminist Metaphysics of Generation.

Trott is currently part of a GLCA-funded project on transnational feminism in collaboration with Denison University. She recently completed a Mellon-funded project developing processes and procedures to improve ethics in publishing in philosophy. Trott teaches courses that engage students from classics, gender studies, Black studies and PPE. She is the Editor of the Women in Philosophy series at the American Philosophical Association (APA) Blog. She blogs at The Trott Line and is an honorary member of the Malcolm X Institute for Black Studies at Wabash. Check out her Chapel Talks here and here.


Ph.D., M.A. Villanova University

B.A. College of William and Mary


PHI 109 / GEN 200: Philosophical Perspectives: Nature (and Gender)

PHI 109: Philosophical Perspectives: Humans in the Age of Robots

PHI 217 / PPE 217: Philosophy of Race

PHI 219 / PPE 228 / GEN 200: Feminist Philosophy

PHI 240 / CLA 240: Ancient Philosophy

PHI 242: Foundations of Modern Philosophy


Find an up-to-date list of Trott’s publications and presentations here.


Find an up-to-date list of Trott’s publications and presentations here.