Dr Rebecca Bamford

Adjunct Professor
BA (Hons), MA, PhD (Durham University)


Academic background

Dr Rebecca Bamford is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Quinnipiac University, and Adjunct Professor at the University of Fort Hare since October 2016. She is on the executive committee of the Friedrich Nietzsche Society, and has organized and co-organized multiple philosophy conferences in the UK, US, Europe, and South Africa. 

Bamford completed her PhD dissertation on Nietzsche’s philosophy at Durham University, and held an Andrew Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Philosophy at Rhodes University, and a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry at Emory University. 


Areas of specialisation, teaching and research

Bamford’s areas of specialisation, teaching, and research include:

Modern European Philosophy (especially Nietzsche); Ethics (especially bioethics);  social & political philosophy; feminist philosophy; African philosophy; philosophy of mind; philosophy of science.




   •      Nietzsche's Free Spirit Philosophy, edited by Rebecca Bamford (London: Rowman & Littlefield International, 2015).

Recent peer-reviewed articles & book chapters

   •      Forthcoming. "Dawn." In Routledge Philosophy Minds: Nietzsche, edited by Paul Katsafanas. London: Routledge.

   •      In press. Nietzschean perspectives on multiculturalism. In Philosophies of Multiculturalism, edited by Luís Cordeiro Rodrigues and Marko Simendic. London: Pickering and Chatto.

   •      2016. The ethos of inquiry: Nietzsche on experience, naturalism, and experimentalism. Journal of Nietzsche Studies 47(1): 9-29.

   •      2015. ‘Moraline-Acid-Free’ Virtue: The Case of Free Death. Journal of Value Inquiry 49(3): 437-451.

   •      2015. Unrequited: Neurochemical enhancement of love. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 24(3): 55-60.

   •      2014. The liberatory limits of Nietzsche’s colonial imagination in Dawn §206. In Nietzsche as Political Philosopher, edited by Barry Stocker and Manuel Knoll, 59-76. Berlin and New York: de Gruyter.

   •      2014. Getting even more specific about physicians’ obligations: justice, responsibility, and professionalism. American Journal of Bioethics 14(9): 46-47.