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Patricia Grosse

Patricia Grosse, PhD

Assistant Teaching Professor
Department of English and Philosophy
Office: MacAlister 5062
Phone: 215.895.6833


  • PhD, Philosophy, Villanova University, 2017
  • MA, Philosophy, Villanova University, 2012
  • BA, Philosophy and Religion with High Honors, Emory University, 2007
  • AA, Oxford College of Emory University, 2005


Patricia Gross is an assistant teaching professor of philosophy in the Department of English and Philosophy at Drexel University. She received her PhD from Villanova University. Her dissertation, “Embodied Love and Extended Desire,” provides a new feminist analysis of Augustine’s conception of love as a mode of human engagement with the world. Her research interests include philosophy of love, embodiment, feminist theory, ancient and medieval philosophy, environmental ethics, media theory and philosophy of mind. At Drexel, she teaches Feminist Philosophies, Ancient Philosophy, Philosophy of Love and Sex, Critical Thinking and Introduction to Western Philosophy.

Selected Publications:

  • “Love and the Patriarch: Augustine and (Pregnant) Women.” Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy. Special Issue: Feminist Love Studies in the 21st Century. 32 (1), 2017.
  • “Suffering Nuclear Reactors: Depictions of Soul from Plato to Supernatural.” In Supernatural, Humanity, and the Soul: On the Highway to Hell and Back, edited by Regina Hansen and Susan George. Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
  • Review of Feeling Extended: Sociality as Extended Body-Becoming-Mind, by Douglas Robinson. 2014. “Enactivism: Arguments & Applications.” Avant (V) 2. 271-278