Francey Russell

Assistant Professor

Francey Russell joined the department in 2019.  She works on issues in moral psychology and ethics broadly construed, often overlapping with topics in social philosophy and aesthetics, and drawing from contemporary and historical sources.  In terms of figures, she works mostly on Kant and Freud, but also Nietzsche and Cavell.  She is writing a book on the concept of self-opacity and its significance for philosophical accounts of agency and moral psychology.  Prof. Russell also writes film criticism, and is working on a project on cinematic aesthetics in genre films.  Before joining Barnard, Prof. Russell was a Postdoctoral Associate in philosophy and the humanities at Yale University.

Academic Focus: 

moral psychology; ethics; Kant; Freud; aesthetics.

Courses: 

Graduate: Self-Opacity (Fall 2019)

Undergraduate: Introduction to Philosophy (Spring 2020)

Publications: 

I. Articles in Refereed Journals

“Kantian Self-Conceit and the Two Guises of Authority.”
forthcoming in the Canadian Journal of Philosophy (accepted January 2019).

“Unity and Synthesis in the Ego Ideal: Reading Freud’s Concept Through Kant’s Philosophy.” American Imago Centenary Issue, Fall 2012.

II. Articles in Edited Collections

“I Want to Know More About You: Knowing and Acknowledging in Cavell and Chinatown.” Cavell and Aesthetic Understanding. Ed. Garry Hagberg. Palgrave Macmillan. 2018.

“The Space of Pathos: Meaning, Anxiety, and Ethics in Being and Time.” Existential Philosophy and Ethics. Eds. Hans Feger and Manuela Haeckel. De Gruyter, 2013.

Contact: 

326A Milbank
212-854-4498
frussell@barnard.edu

Office Hours: 

Wednesdays 3:00-5:00 and by appointment

Department: 
Education: 

BA University of Toronto
MA New School for Social Research
PhD University of Chicago