colby-sawyer faculty

Christopher La Barbera

Adjunct Online Professor, Humanities

Professor La Barbera previously taught full-time at Colby-Sawyer and now teaches logic for Colby-Sawyer Online. He has a Ph.D. and M.S. from Stony Brook University, N.Y., and B.A. from Dartmouth College.

Areas of Expertise

  • Ethics
  • Philosophy
  • Gender & Sexuality Studies (Women's Studies)

Recent Presentations / Publications

  • "States of Nature: The Animal as Object and Ancestor in Political Thought." Doctoral Thesis, 2008.

  • "Bentham and the Harmless Pleasure of Gay Love." Stony Brook University Queer Symposium, 2008.

  • "Insider Charity and the Necessity of Conflict in Moya's Proposals for Multicultural Education." Association for Feminist Ethics and Social Theory (FEAST), 2003.


  • Ph.D. in Philosophy, Stony Brook University, 2008
  • M.A. in Philosophy, Stony Brook University, 2004
  • B.A. in Philosophy, Dartmouth College, 2001