Quinnipiac University
Rebecca Bamford is Full Professor of Philosophy (with tenure). She joined the Department of Philosophy & Political Science in 2012, when Quinnipiac inaugurated its new Philosophy major. Dr. Bamford is from the UK originally, and earned a BA in Combined Studies in Arts (German, Philosophy, Russian Studies), an MA in Philosophy, and a PhD in Philosophy, from the University of Durham (UK). She was the first woman President of the Middle Common Room of University College, Durham, in 2000.

Dr. Bamford's research focuses on late modern European and post-Kantian Continental philosophy, and bioethics. She received Quinnipiac's Outstanding Faculty Scholar Award in 2016. Her research in Nietzsche studies is internationally recognized, and she has been invited to present on her decolonizing bioethics research at the University of Fort Hare, the University of Cape Town, and the University currently known as Rhodes. She also serves as a mentor in Medical Humanities for the Netter Medical School.

Dr. Bamford teaches early modern epistemology and metaphysics, post-Kantian European philosophy, ethics, African philosophy, philosophy of mind, philosophy of technology, environment, and social transformation, and introduction to philosophy. She also teaches interdisciplinary courses in bioethics, and ethics & public policy. Many of her QU courses, especially "I" courses, incorporate feminist theory.
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  • BA, Durham University England
  • MA, Durham University England
  • PHD, Durham University England

Areas of Expertise

  • Late Modern European & Post-Kantian Continental Philosophy
  • Bioethics


  • Philosophy

Office Location

  • College of Arts & Sciences 1 328

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Quinnipiac University

Professor of Philosophy

Hamden, CT, USA

2020 - Present

Quinnipiac University

Associate Professor of Philosophy

Hamden, CT, USA

2016 - 2020

Quinnipiac University

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Hamden, CT

2012 - 2016

University of Minnesota Rochester

Assistant Professor, Center for Learning Innovation

Rochester MN

2009 - 2012

Hunter College, CUNY

Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy

New York, NY

2007 - 2009

Emory University

Postdoctoral Fellow, Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry

Atlanta, GA

2006 - 2007

Rhodes University

Andrew Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Philosophy

Makhanda, South Africa

2004 - 2006

University of Bradford

Temporary Lecturer in Philosophy

Bradford, West Yorkshire, UK

2003 - 2004

Professional Designation