Kate Parsons, PhD



Associate Professor of Philosophy
Pearson House  
(314) 246-7887





PhD, Washington University, 2000
MA, Washington University, 1997
BA, University of Nevada at Reno, 1994


Kate Parsons is Associate Professor in Philosophy, Director of the Center for Ethics, and Chair of Interdisciplinary Studies at Webster. Her interdisciplinary approach to teaching and learning connects her with several programs--Human Rights, the Center for Ethics, Women's Studies, and Environmental Studies. Her research interests currently include ethics of the family, feminist philosophies of the body, and theories of identity related to gender, sexuality, race, and class. She is also interested in philosophies of the body that articulate and illuminate her experiences as a dancer.