Nathifa Greene

Assistant Professor




Campus Box 0404


Weidensall Hall
Room 316
300 North Washington St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325-1400


BA Gettysburg College, 2003
MA Stony Brook University, 2011
PhD Stony Brook University , 2015

Academic Focus

Ethics, transnational and decolonial feminisms, critical philosophy of race, moral psychology, peace and justice

Nathifa Greene researches social and political philosophy, mainly in feminist theories, non-ideal ethics, and decolonial thought. Her current book project is an ethical analysis of habit in liberatory social practices.

Prof. Greene incorporates contemporary problems and students' concerns into her teaching, drawing upon Western philosophical traditions as well as transnational and decolonial perspectives in her course design.


Major collaborations with faculty and staff across the College since 2016:

  • Information Literacy Grant, Johnson Center for Creative Teaching and Learning
  • Faculty Council Member, Peace and Justice Studies
  • Fellowship in Community Based Learning, Center for Public Service


Successful new course proposals since 2016:

  • Bioethics 
  • Latin American and Caribbean Philosophy
  • First Year Seminar "Sorry, Not Sorry" (This FYS focuses on apologies, using the apology as an introduction to moral problems of conflict, reconciliation, and restorative justice)


Additional courses recently taught include:

  • Contemporary Moral Issues
  • Philosophy of Peace and Nonviolence
  • Philosophy of Human Rights
  • Habit: Philosophical, Ethical, and Political Problems


Prof. Greene is also proficient in several languages, and is eager to develop opportunities for students to earn academic credit in philosophy translation through the College's Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum program. 


After completing her Ph.D. at Stony Brook University (State University of New York), Prof. Greene taught at American University in Washington DC before joining the Gettysburg College faculty in 2016. Greene is particularly enthusiastic about this return to the liberal arts tradition, since Gettysburg College is her alma mater.