Macalester Bell


Research Interests

Welcome!   I'm an associate professor of philosophy at Bryn Mawr College. This fall I'm teaching Ethics and the Senior Seminar.  

My primary teaching and research interests are in ethics and moral psychology.  I also teach and do some research in aesthetics and feminist philosophy.  I am especially interested in the appropriate attitudinal responses to serious immorality and injustice.  I have published several papers on forgiveness and the virtues and vices of anger, and I have written a book that explores the dangers and moral importance of contempt for persons. The book, Hard Feelings: The Moral Psychology of Contempt, was published by Oxford University Press in 2013. 

If you'd like to read more about my research interests, you may find my research statement here.