Adriel M. Trott is an associate professor in philosophy 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. She is chair of the Gender Studies Minor Steering Committee.
Trott is currently running the GLCA Ancient Philosophy Research and Teaching Collaborative Initiative which brings students and faculty in the GLCA together to share their research and to improve pedagogical practices in ancient Greek philosophy. In addition to courses in ancient philosophy, Trott regularly teaches philosophy of commerce which counts toward the business minor and philosophy of race which counts toward the Black Studies minor. She is particularly interested in how philosophy can be brought to the public sphere. She blogs at The Trott Line and is an honorary member of the Malcolm X Institute for Black Studies at Wabash.
Trott likes to do hot yoga and to run. She is a proud native of Philadelphia.
Ph.D., M.A. Villanova University
B.A. College of William and Mary
PHI 449: Plato and Baldwin
PHI 240: Ancient Philosophy
PHI 217: Philosophy of Race
PHI 218: Philosophy of Commerce
Book: Aristotle on the Nature of Community (Cambridge 2014)
Selected Articles and Book Chapters:
“Nature, Politics, Action: An Arendtian Aristotle Against Arendt’s Aristotle.” Ancient Philosophy, 37 (2017).
“What’s the Matter? The Politics of Nature in Aristotle’s Biology.” Contemporary Encounters with Ancient Metaphysics, ed. Jacob Greenstine and Ryan Johnson. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2017.
“Not Slavery, But Salvation: Aristotle on Constitution and Government.” Polis: A Journal for Ancient Greek Political Thought 34 (2017): 115-136.
“Badiou contra Hegel: The Materialist Dialectic Against the Myth of the Whole.” Invited chapter to Badiou and Hegel, ed. Jim Vernon and Antonio Calcagno. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015. 59-76.
“Rancière and Aristotle: Parapolitics, Party Politics and the Institution of Perpetual Politics.” Journal of Speculative Philosophy. 26 (2012): 627?646.
“The Human Animal: The Rational and the Natural in Aristotle’s Anthropology.” Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy. 16 (2012): 269-285.
“The Truth of Politics in Alain Badiou: ‘There is Only One World.” parrhesia: A Journal for Critical Philosophy 12 (2011): 82-93.
“Logos and the Political Nature of Anthrôpos in Aristotle’s Politics.” Polis: The Journal of the Society for Greek Political Thought. 27 (2010): 1-16
“Physics and Metaphysics of Sexual Difference in Aristotle’s Biology,” Rukasina Lecture, Gonzaga University, October 6, 2016.
“Aristotle, Material, and the History of Sex,” Philosophy Department Colloquia Series. University of North Carolina, Charlotte, March 21, 2016.
Author Meets Critics Book Panel on Aristotle on the Nature of Community at Antioch College, April 17, 2015.
“What’s the Matter? The Politics of Nature in Aristotle’s Biology.” Keynote Address Pennsylvania Circle of Ancient Philosophy, Philadelphia, PA. March 16, 2014
MAJORS & MINORS
- ASIAN STUDIES (MINOR)
- BLACK STUDIES (MINOR)
- BUSINESS (MINOR)
- COMPUTER SCIENCE (MINOR)
- EDUCATION STUDIES (MINOR)
- ELECTRONIC MUSIC (MINOR)
- ENGINEERING (DUAL-DEGREE)
- FINANCIAL ECONOMICS
- FILM AND DIGITAL MEDIA (MINOR)
- GENDER STUDIES (MINOR)
- Global Health (MINOR)
- HISPANIC STUDIES
- MODERN LANGUAGES
- MULTICULTURAL AMER. STUDIES (MINOR)
- Neuroscience (MINOR)
- PRE-MEDICINE (PRE-PROFESSIONAL)
- POLITICAL SCIENCE