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Andrea Daventry

Andrea Daventry

Instructor

College of Arts and Sciences

Philosophy and Religion

Contact Information

Email: adaventry@wcu.edu
Phone: 828.227.3444
Office: 159 Stillwell Building
Personal Website: andreadaventry.com
Pronouns: she/her

Biography

Before joining the Philosophy and Religion Department here at Western, I spent some time as a philosophy lecturer at the University of Vermont. I'm originally from Florida (Daytona Beach area) and am thrilled to now live somewhere with mountains! When I'm not reading, teaching, writing, or listening to philosophy, I'm usually baking, eating what I've baked, or exploring outside with my pups, Gus (greyhound) and Elvis (chihuahua).

Education

  • Ph D, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Philosophy
  • MA, University of Florida, Philosophy

Teaching Interests

Applied ethics of all kinds (bioethics, sexual ethics, the ethics of art, etc.); Normative ethics; Social and political philosophy; Agency, autonomy, and responsibility; Feminist philosophy; Philosophy of race

Research Interests

Ethics (especially sexual ethics and questions having to do with the value of self-expression); Social and Political Philosophy (especially the relationship between oppressive socialization, self-respect, and personal autonomy)

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