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 student or sophomore and have questions about the admissions process or the Social Studies program itself. Dr. Talbert was a 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, effective altruism, and friendship. In 2019 she co-developed and co-taught a study abroad program exploring philosophical and literary perspectives on conflict in the Balkans, and in 2021 she is completing a Professional Certificate in Restorative Justice and Leadership. Her research interests include philosophy of psychology, other minds, and interpersonal knowledge.


2021-22 Courses
Social Studies 10a: Introduction to Social Studies (Fall)
Social Studies 68rj: Restorative and Transformative Justice (Fall)

Contact Information

William James Hall 382
p: 617-496-5178