Rachel Bryant

Rachel Bryant
Assistant Professor (Teaching Stream)
Telephone number
Building MW 368


Prof. Bryant’s research lies at the intersections of ethical theory, environmental ethics, animal ethics, and feminist philosophy. It raises and responds to two questions. First, how can tragic moral conflict and the ethics of care help us to understand and improve the ways we relate to the rest of nature? Second, how can relations with wild animals help us to understand and improve the ethics of care? Prof. Bryant has taught courses in ethics, applied ethics, and political philosophy here at the University of Toronto. Before coming to philosophy, she studied seabirds nesting on islands from Maine to Nunavut. 


  • BA, Middlebury College
  • MSc, Memorial University
  • PhD, University of Toronto

Teaching Interests

Teaching in 2022-23

PHLB05 Social Issues
PHLB13 Philosophy and Feminism
PHLC06 Topics in Ethical Theory
PHLD88 Advanced Seminar in Philosophy: Socrates Project

Research Interests

Ethical Theory, Animal Ethics, Environmental Ethics, Feminist Philosophy