Rika Tsuji

  • Assistant Professor
  • Philosophy: Swan 144
  • Phone: 401.874.2418
  • Office Location:
    Dept of Philosophy
    144 Swan Hall
    Kingston, RI 02881


Environmental Philosophy, Philosophy for Children, Social/Political Philosophy


Ph D University of North Texas
MA Kansai University
BA Kansai University

Selected Publications

Journal Article (Peer Reviewed)

  • 2020 Tsuji, Rika. “Revisiting the Community of Philosophical Inquiry through the Lens of Arendt and Butler.” Precollege Philosophy and Public Practice, Vol. 2, 1-17.
  • 2018 Tsuji, Rika. “Sexless Marriage in Japan as Women’s Political Resistance.” Feminist Encounters: A Journal of Critical Studies and Politics, vol. 2, no. 2, article number 22.

Book Chapters 

  • (2024) Tsuji, Rika and Benn Johnson. “Rethinking Preservation through Biocultural Ontology.” In Linking Arts with Biocultural Conservation, Restoration, and Communication, edited by Danqiong Zhu, Ricardo Rozzi, Rika Tsuji, Carolina Castro, Benn Johnson, Li Xu, Li Zhang, Terrane Caviness, Springer
  • 2023 Benn Johnson, Rika Tsuji, Ben Lukey, and Mitsuyo Toyoda, “Communities of Philosophical Inquiry for the Empowerment of Ecological Agency.” In Field Environmental Philosophy (FEP): Education for Biocultural Conservation, edited by Ricardo Rozzi, Alejandra Tauro, Noa Avriel-Avni, T. Wright, and Roy H. May Jr, Springer.
  • 2022 (Peer Reviewed) Johnson, Benn, and Rika Tsuji. “Environmental Justice and Children’s Well-Being.” In The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Critical Perspectives on Mental, edited by Jessica Nina Lester and Michelle O’Reilly. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.
  • 2020 Tsuji, Rika and Benn Johnson. “Philosophy Meets Place: Creating an Environmental Philosophy Summer Camp.” In Growing Up with Philosophy Camp: How Learning to Think Develops Friendship, Community, and a Sense of Self (Big Ideas for Young Thinkers), edited by Claire Elise Katz, Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, pp. 99-109.