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