Kate Parsons | Webster University

Kate Parsons, PhD



Professor of Philosophy
Pearson House  
(314) 246-7887





PhD, Washington University, 2000
MA, Washington University, 1997
BA, University of Nevada at Reno, 1994


Kate Parsons grounds her work in philosophy with a commitment to social justice. Her interdisciplinary teaching and learning connects her to a range of programs at Webster, including Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Sustainability Studies, and International Human Rights. She teaches Feminist Philosophy, Environmental Ethics, Contemporary Moral Problems, Global Ethics, Feminist and Gender Theory, and Human Rights and the Environment. Her current research grapples with ethical questions related to climate change, international travel, white anti-racist work, and motherhood.