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Academics - Philosophy Faculty & Staff

Academics - Philosophy Faculty & Staff

Adriel Trott

Associate Professor of Philosophy, Department Chair, Andrew T. and Ann Ford Chair in the Liberal Arts


Center Hall 303

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Adriel M. Trott is the Andrew T. and Anne Ford Chair in the Liberal Arts, Department Chair and Associate Professor in Philosophy. Her work focuses on ancient, continental and political philosophy, specifically on how ancient philosophy can be a resource both for analyzing and criticizing 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 teaches courses that engage students from classics, gender studies, Black studies and PPE. She serves on the Executive Committee of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy (SPEP), the largest continental philosophy society in North America, and 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.

A dedicated amateur runner, Trott qualified for the Boston Marathon in her first ever marathon in California in December 2021 and thinks of running as a metaphor for life.


Ph.D., M.A. Villanova University

B.A. College of William and Mary


PHI 109 / GEN 200: Introduction to Philosophy: Nature (and Gender)

PHI 109: Introduction to Philosophy: 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.