colby-sawyer faculty

Rachel Fredericks

Assistant Professor, Humanities
(603) 359-3422 |

Professor Fredericks joined the faculty in 2013 with a PhD and MA in philosophy from the University of Washington and a BA in philosophy from Reed College. She teaches courses in philosophy, focusing primarily in the various subfields of ethics, though she also enjoys teaching about philosophies of feminism (and their relation to philosophies of race, class, and so on), philosophy of mind, and ancient philosophy. Her research specialty is in moral psychology, and specifically the moral significance of emotions and interpersonal relationships such as friendship. | web site

Areas of Expertise

  • Environment
  • Ethics
  • Sex and Gender Studies
  • Writing

Recent Publications


  • Ph.D., Philosophy, 2012, University of Washington
  • M.A., Philosophy, 2009, University of Washington
  • B.A., Philosophy, 2004, Reed College