Adele Watkins

Graduate Prize Fellow
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Adele Watkins is a fifth-year doctoral candidate in the Department of Philosophy. Her research is primarily on ancient Greek and Roman philosophy and social philosophy. Her dissertation investigates Plato's treatment of death across three texts –– Phaedo, Crito, and Apology –– with a particular interest in Plato's views of the fear of death and suicide. Adele's work in social philosophy is at the intersection of philosophy of race and social epistemology; she is interested in phenomena which engender self-doubt in people of color. Before coming to Princeton, Adele earned her B.A. in philosophy from Wellesley College, where she was a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow.