Erin Tarver

Associate Professor of Philosophy

Dr. Tarver specializes in feminist philosophy, American pragmatism, and the philosophy of sport.  She has particular interests in the relationship between popular culture and the self.  She has written on a range of topics, including politics, sports, William James and Michel Foucault.  Beyond philosophy, she loves sports, cooking, and south Louisiana, where she was born and raised.


Ph.D.| Vanderbilt University| 2011

MA| Boston College| 2006

BA| Palm Beach Atlantic University| 2003

Courses Taught

Introduction to Logic

Introduction to Ethics

Ancient Greek and Medieval Philosophy

Special Topics: Philosophy of Gender and Race

Special Topics: Philosophy of Sport

Special Topics: Racial Justice in the 21st Century

Discovery Seminar: Am I a Feminist?


The I in Team: Sports Fandom and the Reproduction of Identity (University of Chicago Press, 2017)

Feminist Interpretations of William James (Pennsylvania State University Press, 2015)