Andréa Daventry

About Me

I'm an instructor of philosophy at Western Carolina University, and I earned my PhD in philosophy from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2020. I mostly work on topics in ethics and social & political philosophy. I am currently focusing on developing an account of personal autonomy that appreciates the ways in which our ability to guide our lives can be undermined when we are not properly respected as persons (either by ourselves or by others). But really, if a topic seems relevant to how I should be living my life, then I am interested in it.

Some things I get excited about other than reading, writing, and teaching philosophy include: dogs (especially my own; see below), baked goods, snow, and music (ranging from chamber music to metal).


Rudy the Chihuahua
Gus the Greyhound