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Sarah C LaChance Adams

FL Blue Distinguished Prof | Director of the Florida Blue Center for Ethics

Philosophy & Religious Studies | College of Arts & Sciences

Areas of Expertise

Ethics, Feminist Philosophy, Critical Existential Phenomenology

She is also Managing Editor of Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy.


Sarah LaChance Adams earned her PhD in Philosophy from the University of Oregon in 2011, her MA in Psychology from Seattle University in 2004, and her BA in Critical Social Thought from Mount Holyoke College in 1999.


Sarah LaChance Adams is an internationally recognized scholar who has been invited to speak in Sweden, England, Spain, Italy, Israel, and Canada. She has hosted and organized numerous conferences including: the International Simone de Beauvoir Society, the Collegium Phaenomenologicum, and the Society for Interdisciplinary Feminist Phenomenology. She has reviewed articles, research proposals, and dissertations for institutions in Australia, Israel, Canada, and the United States; and has reviewed book proposals for Oxford, Routledge, Indiana, Palgrave MacMillan, and Rowman Littlefield International.


Psychology Today

Civil Discord Podcast

Healthline Parenthood

Publications & Presentations

Sarah LaChance Adams is the author of Mad Mothers, Bad Mothers, and What a “Good” Mother Would Do: The Ethics of Ambivalence (Columbia 2014); and is the coeditor of three anthologies: Coming to Life: Philosophies of Pregnancy, Childbirth and Mothering (Fordham, 2012), New Philosophies of Sex and Love: Thinking through Desire (RLI, 2016), and The Maternal Tug: Ambivalence, Identity, and Agency (Demeter, 2020).

LaChance Adams
Contact Information

Building 10, Room 2228

(904) 620-3834

Office Hours

By appointment