About Me

IMG_0319I’m an assistant professor in the philosophy departments at Barnard College and Columbia University, and work on issues in moral psychology and ethics broadly construed, overlapping with topics in social philosophy and aesthetics.  In terms of figures, I work mostly on Kant and Freud, but also Nietzsche, Cavell, Du Bois, and James Baldwin.

I sometimes write art and film criticism .

(And this is Ivan, who is not my cat).

Department of Philosophy
326 Milbank Hall
Barnard College
3009 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

frussell [at] barnard [.] edu


Header image credits (some favorite films):
Still from “Tokyo Story” (Yasujirō Ozu 1953)
Still from “The Kid with a Bike” (Dardenne brothers 2011)
Still from “The Night of the Hunter” (Charles Laughton 1955)
Criterion cover for “Safe” (Todd Haynes 1995)