Susan Castagnetto

Lecturer for Philosophy
Chair, Intercollegiate Feminist Center

Department: Philosophy
Office Address: Vita Nova 109
Office Phone: (909) 607-8018
Susan Castagnetto

Academic History

  • B.A., University of Santa Clara (1976)
  • Ph.D., Stanford University (1986)

Personal Interests

  • Feminist Epistemology
  • Feminist Ethics
  • Free Will and Responsibility
  • Criminal Justice
  • Feminist Activism
  • The Scottish Enlightenment


  • Best Practices Report on Centers for Homeless Women, in conjunction with the Downtown Women's Center, Los Angeles;
  • Regional co-coordinator, ""Get on the Bus"" project, to provide prison visits for children of incarcerated mothers in California;
  • Women & Criminal Justice network, using lobbying and other political means to transform practices in the criminal justice system for incarcerated women;
  • Research on feminist adoption issues and activism;
  • Coordinator of Intercollegiate Women's Studies of the Claremont Colleges.

Courses Taught

  • Philosophy of Feminism
  • Feminist Ethics
  • Feminism & Science
  • Topics in Philosophy of Feminism
  • Modern Philosophy
  • Responsibility & Punishment
  • Women, Crime and Punishment