Rachel O'Keefe



Assistant to the Chair (Acting)


St. George,


  • BA, St. Thomas University 2013 (Honours in Philosophy, Major in French)
  • MA, University of Toronto 2014 (Philosophy)
  • PhD, University of Toronto (2022)

Rachel earned her PhD in the Philosophy Department and the Collaborative Specialization in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy (CSAMP). She is interested in the history of metaphysics, particularly in Ancient Greek philosophy. Her dissertation focused on Plotinus’ theory of matter and examines the role of non-being in a hierarchical metaphysical system.

Research Interests:

Ancient Philosophy, Ethics, Metaphysics, Political Philosophy