The Woman Question in Plato’s Republic, with Lexington Books/Rowman & Littlefield, August 2017; paperback July 2019

       Reviews of/interviews for The Woman Question:          

               Arlene Saxenhouse, University of Michigan, review at Hypatia

               Emily Wilson, University of Pennsylvania, review at The Hedgehog Review

                 Rachel Alexander, Baylor University, at Perspectives on Political Science

                 Elizabeth C’ de Baca Eastman at Interpretation

                 Interview with Political Animal Magazine


Articles/Book Chapters:

“The Argument of the Action in Plato’s Republic V.” In Otherwise Than the Binary: Toward Feminist Rereadings of Ancient Philosophy and Culture. Danielle Layne and Jessica Elbert Decker eds., SUNY Press, July 1st, 2022.

“Justice for All Without Exception: Julia Ward Howe’s 1887 Speech on Plato’s Republic,” Hypatia, vol. 36. no.1, Winter 2021

“Sophistry, Rhetoric, and the Crimes of Women: Plato’s Gorgias and Protagoras on Female Injustice.” In Liberty, Democracy, and the Temptations of Tyranny in the Dialogues of Plato, Charlotte Thomas, ed., Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, March 2021.


Book Reviews:

The Women Are Up to Something: How Elizabeth Anscombe, Philippa Foot, Mary Midgley, and Iris Murdoch Revolutionized Ethics, by Benjamin J. B. Lipscomb (Oxford University Press) and Metaphysical Animals: How Four Women Brought Philosophy Back to Life, by Clare Mac Cumhaill and Rachael Wiseman (Doubleday) for National Review, September 15th, 2022

Alex Priou’s Becoming Socrates and Lewis Fallis’ Socrates and Divine Revelation, for The Review of Politics, 82(2), 331-336.

Yopie Prins’ Ladies’ Greek for Education and Culture, August 2017 [website defunct; link to PDF of review here]


Culture and Philosophy:

Desire in the CaveThe Hedgehog Review, March 1st, 2023

The Day No One Would Say the Nazis Were Bad, Plough, August 12th, 2022

‘Drive My Car’ Shows Us How to Contemplate Regret, Gawker, March 28th, 2022

Dolly Parton is Magnificent, Plough, March 1st, 2022

Seeing Other People, Fare Forward, December 31st, 2021

Stealing Time, Virtue, Institute for Classical Education, August 30th, 2021

Our Children and Our Citations: Each One, Both Together, Plough, August 4th, 2021

Sex is (Not) For England, Athwart Magazine, July 23rd, 2021

Animare Animam: a Review of Pixar’s SoulAthwart Magazine, April 2nd, 2021

Falling in Love Again, response to James K.A. SmithFare Forward, March 31st, 2021

Little Women, Rebel Angels: Louisa May Alcott and Simone de Beauvoir, Plough, November 17th, 2020

The Home is the School: Teaching Philosophy with Kids in the House, Plough, May 4th, 2020

Seeing Everyday Beauty (response to Scruton), Plough Quarterly, Winter 2019

Throw Your Children’s Art Away, The Atlantic, September 16th, 2018

Do Women Exist?, The Hedgehog Review, Summer 2018

The Walking Wounded, The Hedgehog Review, Spring 2017

Housework, The Hedgehog Review, Spring 2016



chez Aristote


Other Interviews:

Guest on Wisconsin Public Radio’s Central Time, September 20th, 2018, “Why You Shouldn’t Feel Guilty Throwing Your Kids’ Art Away”


Ploughcast, #25 Why We Make Music, Part 1: Singing in Dungeons; and Dolly Parton Is Magnificent

Ancient Greece Declassified, “Philosopher Queens w/Mary Townsend (Republic V)” 


Townsend CV, June 2022

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