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, and of gender and for presenting alternatives to these accounts.
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. Trott enjoys teaching philosophy of commerce for the business studies minor and introduction to gender studies for the gender studies minor. She is particularly interested in how philosophy can be brought to the public sphere. She blogs at The Trott Line. As an honorary member of the Malcolm X Institute for Black Studies at Wabash and contributing faculty to the Gender Studies minor, Trott enjoys participating in and facilitating conversations on campus about race and gender to foster a more inclusive community.
Trott is an avid runner and a native of Philadelphia. She is on sabbatical for the 2016-2017 school year working on a book on Aristotle's biology.
Ph.D., M.A. Villanova
B.A. College of William and Mary
PHI 349: Aristotle's Politics
PHI 240: Ancient Philosophy
PHI 218: Philosophy of Commerce
PHI 217: Philosophy of Race
GEN 101: Introduction to Gender Studies
Book Aristotle on the Nature of Community. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Peer-Reviewed Articles “Ruling in Turn: Political Rule Against Mastery in Aristotle’s Politics.” Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy. 17 (2013): 301?311.
“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.
“Toward a New Metaphysics: Difference in Irigaray’s Reading of Plato’s Cave.” Philosophy Today 50 (2006): 22-30.
“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.
“Kicking the Hornet’s Nest: The Hidden Section in Every Institution,” in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Philosophy: Everything is Fire. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. November 2011. 155-165.
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