Bonnie Talbert

Bonnie Talbert

Associate Director of Studies for First Years and Sophomores
Lecturer on Social Studies
Bonnie Talbert

Dr. Talbert should be contacted if you are a first year or sophomore and have questions about the admissions process or the Social Studies program itself. Dr. Talbert was Javits Fellow at Columbia University, where she received her Ph.D. in philosophy in 2009.  She taught Contemporary Civilization in the Core Curriculum at Columbia, and has also taught courses on existentialism, applied ethics, logic, the history of modern philosophy, philosophy of psychology, and friendship. Her research interests include philosophy of psychology, other minds, and interpersonal knowledge. Her recent publications include “Knowing Other People: A Second-Person Framework,” Ratio (2014), “Screened Conversations: Technologically Mediated Interactions and Knowledge of Other Minds,” Techné (2013), and “Overthinking and Other Minds: the Analysis Paralysis,” Social Epistemology (2017). 


2020-21 Courses
Social Studies 10a: Introduction to Social Studies (Fall)
Social Studies 68ea: Engaged Philosophy: The Theory and Practice of Altruism (Spring)


Contact Information

William James Hall 382
p: 617-496-5178