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Mary Townsend

Visiting Assistant Professor

Mary Townsend
Mary Townsend

Recent Publications

  • The Woman Question in Plato's Republic. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2017.
  • Review of Yopie Prins' Ladies Greek (Princeton, 2017) for Education and Culture, July 19th, 2017.
  • The Walking Wounded. The Hedgehog Review, March 1st, 2017.
  • Housework. The Hedgehog Review, March 1st, 2016.


Ph.D., 2015, Tulane University, Philosophy; M.A., Catholic University of American, School of Philosophy, 2010; B.A. St. John's College, Annapolis, Liberal Arts, 2004

Classes Taught

Citizenship and the Ideal State, Fall 2017 Women in Ancient Thought, Fall 2017 Philosophy and Feminism, Spring 2016 (for Philosophy Department) Philosophy and Literature, Fall 2015 (for Philosophy Department) 

Areas of Expertise

Ancient Philosophy (ethics, politics, biology in Plato and Aristotle) Philosophy of Sex and Gender Social and Political Philosophy