Lydia K. Barry

  • Assistant Professor
    Philosophy Department

Lydia Barry, Ph.D., specializes in ancient Greek philosophy, with particular interest in moral & political philosophy as well as the relationship between philosophy and poetry. She has additional research interests in the philosophy of art and literature. She enjoys teaching across the history of philosophy and introducing students to philosophy's dialogical nature.

In addition to her research in philosophy, Dr. Barry has a keen interest in artistic expression. She has formally trained in theatre, jazz vocals, visual arts, and various forms of dance. When not in the classroom, she can often be found outside running or hiking, and sometimes biking, camping, or kayaking. She loves to spend her downtime exploring the beauty of Presque Isle and other nature areas surrounding Erie.

Dr. Barry has a passion for passions and particularly enjoys hearing about and supporting what her students are up to outside the classroom-- whether it be a basketball game or a theatre performance, she's all ears.

Select Achievements:

  • 2024: Review of Metaphysics Dissertation Contest Winner for dissertations defended in 2023
  • 2022: Donald J. White Teaching Excellence Award, Boston College
  • 2020: Donald J. White Teaching Excellence Award, Boston College
  • 2020: Endowed Martin Family Fellowship for service to university and community, Boston College
  • History of Ancient Philosophy (271)
  • Women in Western Philosophy (248)
  • Philosophy & The Good Life (101)
  • Boston College, Ph.D. Philosophy, Dissertation Title: "A Lacuna in the Self: Foresight & Forgetting in Plato's Protagoras," 2023
  • Sarah Lawrence College, B.A. Liberal Arts, Philosophy concentration, 2015
  • Ancient Greek Philosophy
  • History of Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Art & Literature
  • Ancient Philosophy Society
  • Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy
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