colby-sawyer faculty

Rachel Fredericks

Assistant Professor, Humanities
(603) 359-3422 |

Professor Fredericks joined the faculty in 2013 with a Ph.D. and M.A. in philosophy from the University of Washington and a B.A. in philosophy from Reed College. Her teaching focuses primarily on the various subfields of ethics, philosophies of feminism (and their relation to philosophies of race, class, and so on), philosophy of mind, and logic. Her research specialty is moral psychology, and specifically the moral significance of emotions and interpersonal relationships such as friendship. She is also the Pre-Law advisor for the department. | 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