Rachel Hunt

Educational Background

Claremont Graduate University, PhD Coursework in Philosophy of Religion and Theology, 2013
Simmons University, MS in Library and Information Science, 2010
Brigham Young University, BA in Philosophy, 2008


Rachel Hunt Steenblik is a feminist philosopher, theologian, and poet. She finished her PhD coursework in Philosophy and Theology from Claremont Graduate University and has a BA in Philosophy from Brigham Young University and an MS in Library and Information Science from Simmons University. Her first book, Mormon Feminism: Essential Writings, was published by Oxford University Press in 2015. Her second book, Mother’s Milk, published by BCC Press won the 2017 AML poetry award.
She and her family were living in or around New York City for 6 years before coming to Wenzhou. This is her third year at WKU where she primarily teaches philosophy in the School of General Studies in the College of Liberal Arts. While at WKU in 2019, Rachel started a practical philosophy project called Tiny Kindness (https://www.instagram.com/tinykindnesses) that gives space for collective memory and the philosophy of kindness. More than 1,700 stories of kindness have been shared from across the world, including several by WKU students. More than 18,000 people have followed on Instagram.

Research Interests

Kierkegaard; Levinas; feminist theology and philosophy; the philosophy of memory and place; philosophy of kindness; philosophy of death; and poetry.

Selected Publications

Mormon Feminism: Essential Writings, Oxford University Press, 2015
Mother’s Milk, By Common Consent Press, 2017
I Gave Her a Name, By Common Consent Press, 2019


PHIL 1100 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 2505 Critical Thinking
PHIL 3307 Philosophy of Law
PHIL 3309 Theories of Punishment
GE 1000 Transition to Kean
GE 2025 Research & Technology
REL 1700 Introduction to Religions of the World