CLAUDIA LEEB




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EDUCATION

Ph.D. in Political Theory, 2006, The New School for Social Research

Ph.D. summa cum laude in Psychology and Philosophy of Science, 2001, The University of Vienna

M.A. in Gender Studies and Feminist Theory, 1998, The New School for Social Research

M.S./B.A. in Psychology, 1996, The University of Vienna

         Graduate coursework in South Africa, 1999; and Poland, 1998, Center for Democratic Studies



EMPLOYMENT

Associate Professor: School of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs,

    Washington State University; 2019-present


Assistant Professor: School of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs,

    Washington State University; 2012-2019


Assistant Professor: Department of Public Affairs, Roanoke College; 2009-2012


Visiting Assistant Professor: Department of Government, Dartmouth College; 2008- 2009


Postdoctoral Fellow: Minda de Gunzberg Center for European Studies,

    Harvard University; 2007- 2008


Visiting Assistant Professor/Scholar: Department of Political Science,

    University of Chicago; 2006-2007


Visiting Lecturer: Department of Social Studies of Science, University of Vienna, Austria; 2006


Instructor: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art; 2002-2003


Visiting Lecturer: Department of Politics, Princeton University; 2001


Instructor: Department of Social Science, The New School for General Studies; 2000-2001


Instructor (German): Language Center, Pace University; 1999-2001



AOS: Contemporary Political Theory and Philosophy, 19th and 20th century Continental Political Thought, Feminist Political Thought, Frankfurt School of Critical Theory, Psychoanalysis



AOC: Democratic Theory, History of Political Thought



HONORS AND AWARDS

2018 Austrian Scientists in North America (ASCINA) Junior Faculty Award for my book Power and Feminist Agency in Capitalism: Toward a New Theory of the Political Subject (2017, Oxford University Press); awarded to one Austrian researcher for excellence in a scientific publication at a North American research institution. The awardee is selected by the Austrian Science Fund on the basis of an international review committee; December 2018, EUR10,000


Austrian Program for Advanced Research and Technology (APART) fellowship; top grant in the sciences from the Austrian Academy of Sciences to complete research on “Gender in International Scientific Migration” project, 2006-2009, $225,000


The New School for Social Research (NSSR) doctoral fellowship; awarded to two doctoral students across all disciplines per year, 2001-2003, $54,000


J. William Fulbright Fellowship to pursue graduate studies in the United States, 1997- 1999, $60,000



PUBLICATIONS

BOOKS

Claudia Leeb, The Politics of Repressed Guilt: The Tragedy of Austrian Silence (March 2018) Edinburgh University Press. Review Symposia in Critical Horizons: A Journal of Philosophy and Social Theory (vol. 21, no. 1, 2020), 63-79; Reviewed in: Constellations (Vol. 28, no. 3, September 2021), 447-452; Perspectives on Politics (vol. 18, no. 2, June 2020), 603-605; Philosophy in Review (vol. 40, no. 2, May 2020), 67–69; and Austrian Studies (vol. 52, no. 4, Winter 2019), 122-124.


Claudia Leeb, Power and Feminist Agency in Capitalism: Toward a New Theory of the Political Subject (May 2017) Oxford University Press. Review Symposia in Political Theory (vol. 47, no. 4, August 2019), 559-580. Critical Dialogue in Perspectives on Politics (vol. 16, no. 1, March 18 2018), 168-172. Reviewed in:  Gender and Politics (vol. 14, no. 3, September 2018), 14-16; Hypatia (Reviews Online, 2018); Choice (vol. 55, no. 9, May 2018).


Claudia Leeb, Working-Class Women in Elite Academia: A Philosophical Inquiry (2004) Peter Lang Publisher, Philosophy and Politics Series; Reviewed in: Labor History (vol. 46, no. 4, 2005), 531-563; Feminist Collections (vol. 28, no. 2, Winter 2007), 1-5; Feminism & Psychology (vol. 16, no. 4, November 2006), 485-512.


  1. Claudia Leeb, Die Zerstörung des Mythos von der Friedfertigen Frau: Der Einfluss von Sozialen Gruppenkontexten auf das Direkte Aggressionsverhalten von Frauen [The Destruction of the Peaceful Woman Myth: The Impact of Social Group Contexts on the Direct Aggression Behavior of Women (1998) Peter Lang Verlag.


EDITED VOLUME

Lisa N. Gurley, Claudia Leeb & Anna Aloisia Moser (eds.) Feminists Contest Politics and Philosophy (2005) Peter Lang Publisher, Philosophy and Politics Series.


        PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLES IN JOURNALS

Claudia Leeb, “Castration Anxiety, Covid-19, and the Extremist Right,” Global Discourse (vol. 11, no. 3, 2021), 387-403.

Claudia Leeb, “The Right Extremist Identitarian Movement in Europe: A Critical Theory Analysis,” Azimuth: An International Journal of Philosophy (vol. 8, no. 16, 2020), 71-88.

Claudia Leeb, “The Hysteric Rebels: Rethinking Socio-Political Transformation with Foucault and Lacan”, Theory & Event (vol. 23, no. 3, July 2020), 607-640.

Claudia Leeb, "Towards a Politics of Feelings of Guilt: A Response to McIvor and Rensmann, "Review Symposia on Claudia Leeb's The Politics of Repressed Guilt: The Tragedy of Austrian Silence, Critical Horizons (vol. 21, no. 1, 2020) 63-79.

Claudia Leeb, “Theorizing Feminist Political Subjectivity: A Reply to Caputi and Naranch”; A Critical Feminist Exchange: Symposium on Claudia Leeb, Power and Feminist Agency in Capitalism: Toward a New Theory of the Political Subject, Political Theory (vol. 47, no. 4, August 2019), 559-580.

Claudia Leeb, “Mystified Consciousness: Rethinking the Rise of the Far Right with Marx and Lacan”, Open Cultural Studies, special edition “Marx, Semiotics and Political Praxis” (vol 2, no. 1, October 2018), 236-248.

Claudia Leeb, “Rethinking Embodied Reflective Judgment with Adorno and Arendt”, Constellations (vol. 25, no. 3, September 2018), 446-458.

Claudia Leeb, “Rebelling Against Suffering in Capitalism”, Contemporary Political Theory, (lead article, vol. 17, no. 3, August 2018), 263-282.

Claudia Leeb, “Mass Hypnoses: The Rise of the Far Right from an Adornian and Freudian Perspective”, Berlin Journal of Critical Theory (vol. 2, no. 3, July 2018), 59-82.

Claudia Leeb, “The Contemporary Frankfurt School’s Eurocentrism Unveiled: The Contribution of Amy Allen”; Liberating Critical Theory: Eurocentrism, Normativity, and Capitalism: Symposium on Amy Allen’s The End of Progress: Decolonizing the Normative Foundations of Critical Theory (Published online: March 2018), 1 – 8.

Claudia Leeb, “Critical Dialogue: The Misinterpellated Subject by James Martel,” Perspectives on Politics (vol. 16, no. 1, February 2018), 170-172.

Claudia Leeb, “Critical Dialogue: Response to James Martel’s review of Power and Feminist Agency in Capitalism: Toward a New Theory of the Political Subject”, Perspectives on Politics (vol. 16, no. 1, February 2018), 169-170.

Claudia Leeb, “Radical Political Change: A Feminist Perspective,” Radical Philosophy Review (vol.17, no.1, 2014), 227-250.

Claudia Leeb, “The Im-Possibilities of the Feminist Subject,” Social Philosophy Today (vol. 25, 2009), 47-60.

Claudia Leeb, “The Politics of Misrecognition: A Feminist Critique,” The Good Society (vol. 18, no.1, September 2009), 70-75.

Claudia Leeb, “Toward a Theoretical Outline of the Subject: The Centrality of Adorno and Lacan for Feminist Political Theorizing,” Political Theory (vol. 36, no. 3, June 2008), 351-376.

Claudia Leeb, “Desires and Fears: Women, Class and Adorno,” Theory & Event (vol. 11, no. 1, February 2008).

Claudia Leeb, “Marx and the Gendered Structure of Capitalism,” Philosophy & Social Criticism (vol. 33, no. 7, November 2007), 833-859.



PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLES IN EDITED VOLUMES

Claudia Leeb, “Austria's Repressed Guilt in Theory and Practice: Personal Encounters”, in Vincenzo Pinto (ed.) Remembering the Holocaust in Germany, Austria, Italy and Israel: “Vergangenheitsbewältigung” (Mastering the Past) as a historical quest (Leiden: Brill Press, 2021), 25 -38.

Claudia Leeb, “Adorno and Freud meet Kazuo Ishiguro: The Rise of the Far Right from a Psychoanalytic and Critical Theory Perspective”, in Jeremiah Morelock (ed.) How to Critique Authoritarian Populism: Methodologies of the Frankfurt School (Leiden: Brill Press, 2021), 200-219.

Claudia Leeb, “Laughing at the Other: Toward an Understanding of the Alt-Right with Adorno” in Amirhosein Khandizaji (ed.) Reading Adorno: The Endless Road (New York: Palgrave Macmillan Press, 2019), 75-100.

Claudia Leeb, “Mourning Denied: The Tabooed Subject,” in David McIvor and Alexander Hirsch (eds.) The Democratic Arts of Mourning: Political Theory and Loss (New York: Lexington Press, 2019), 65-82.

Claudia Leeb, “Radical or Neoliberal Political Imaginary? Nancy Fraser Revisited,” in Werner Bonefeld, Beverley Best, and Chris O'Kane (eds.), The Sage Handbook of Frankfurt School Critical Theory (New York: Sage Publisher, 2018), 550-563.

Claudia Leeb, “A Festival for Frustrated Egos: The Rise of Trump from an Early Frankfurt School Critical Theory Perspective”, in Trump and Political Philosophy: Patriotism, Cosmopolitanism and Civic Virtue, Angel Jaramillo and Sable Marc (eds.) (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018), 297-314.

Claudia Leeb, “Female Resistance or the Politics of Death? Rethinking Antigone,” in Gabriel Ricci (ed.) The Persistence of Critical Theory, (Culture & Civilization, Vol. 8, Piscataway, New Jersey:  Transaction Publishers, 2017), 223-240.

Claudia Leeb, “Contesting Hierarchical Oppositions: The Dialectics of Adorno and Lacan,” in Alfred J. Drake (ed.) New Essays on the Frankfurt School of Critical Theory (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2009), 168-192.

Claudia Leeb, “Das Klassenkonzept poststrukturalistisch gedacht,” [A post-structuralist perspective on the concept of class], in Ingolf Erler (ed.) Keine Chance für Lisa Simpson? - Soziale Ungleichheit im Bildungssystem [No Chance for Lisa Simpson? Social Inequality in the Educational System], (Wien: Mandelbaum-Verlag, 2007), 72-88.

Claudia Leeb, “Preface and Introduction” (with Lisa Gurley and Anna Aloisia Moser), Feminists Contest Politics and Philosophy (New York/Brussels: Peter Lang Publisher, Philosophy and Politics Series, 2005), 11-17.

  1. Claudia Leeb, “Die Diskursive Disziplinierung von Frauen aus ArbeiterInnenkontexten in der Wissenschaft” [The Discursive Disciplining of Working-Class Women in Academia], in Gerald Echterhoff/Michael Eggers (eds.): Der Stoff, an dem wir hängen: Faszination und Selektion von Material in kulturwissenschaftlicher Arbeit [The Material we are Attached to: Fascination and Selection of Material in Cultural Theory], (Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 2002), 81-94.



  NON-PEER REVIEWED ARTICLES

Claudia Leeb, “Über unterdrückte Schuld (About Repressed Guilt)“, Interview with Alexia Weiss about The Politics of Repressed Guilt: The Tragedy of Austrian Silence (Wina – Das jüdische Stadtmagazin, June 2018.



PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLES IN EDITED VOLUMES IN PROGRESS

  1. Claudia Leeb, “The Feminist Subject-in-Outline’s Fight against the Extremist Right,” `

   in Christine Payne and Jeremiah Morelock (eds.), Feminism and the Early Frankfurt  School

•Claudia Leeb, “Subjectivity in Feminist Political Thought”, in Patricia Moynagh and Mary Caputi (eds.), Research Handbook on Feminist Political Thought (Edward Elgar Publishing, Elgar Original Reference series)

  1. Claudia Leeb, “The Feminist Subject-in-Outline and the Far Right: Adorno revisited,” in Jonathon Catlin et al, Adorno and Identity



BOOK IN PROGRESS

Claudia Leeb, Analyzing the Far Right: A Feminist Dialectics of the Socio-Economic and the Psychological. I am in the process of completing the manuscript. I aim to submit the completed manuscript for review to Oxford University Press by the end of December 2021.


GRANTS

EXTERNAL

Travel Grant, Austrian Scientists in North America (ASCINA), Austrian Science Talk, Los Angeles, October 2015 and October 2013, $550 each

“Gender in International Scientific Migration,” Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) research grant, 2007-2008, $21,000

“Socio-political Transformation and Continental Thought,” Research Fellow Grant, Advanced Cultural Studies Institute of Sweden (ACSIS), Linköpings University, Sweden, 2005, $6,000

  1. American Political Science Association Travel Grant, 2005, $300

  2. Research Fellow: Five College Women’s Studies Research Center, Mount Holyoke College; 2003-2004



INTERNAL

  1. “The Feminist Subject-in-Outline’s Fight against the Extremist Right,” WSU Faculty Research Grant, summer 2021, $ 4,000.

  2. "Analyzing the Far Right: A Psychoanalytic and Feminist Critical Theory Perspective":

oWSU Arts and Humanities Fellowship, 2019-2020, $ 10,000.

oADVANCE WSU External Mentorship Grant, to work with Prof. Amy Allen (Penn State University) on our new book projects, 2019-2020, $ 5,000

oWSU School of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs, Summer Faculty Research Grant, 2018, $ 4,000

  1. “Mourning Denied: The Living Dead”:

oWSU College of Arts and Sciences, International Travel Grant, Critical Theory and Social Justice Conference in Rome, Italy, May 2017, $ 1,000

oWSU School of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs, Summer Faculty Research Grant, 2017, $ 5,000

Washington State University (WSU) Humanities Fellowship to complete the first draft of my book The Politics of Repressed Guilt: The Tragedy of Austrian Silence (2018, Edinburgh University Press), January 2015, $12,500

“Luxemburg, Adorno and Socio-Political Transformation,” WSU Faculty Travel Grant, Critical Theory and Social Justice Conference in Rome, Italy, May 2013, $1,200

“Contemporary Feminist Political Theory,” Curriculum Development Grant, 2011, Roanoke College (RC), $4,000

“The Politics of a Subject-In-Outline,” Faculty Summer Research Award, 2010, RC, $2,000

“The Philosophy of Middle Eastern Politics,” Curriculum Development Grant, 2010, RC, $4,000

“Adorno, Derrida, and the Political Subject,” Faculty Enrichment Grant, RC, 2009, $1,000

“Political Theory Library Grant,” to update library holding in political theory, 2009, RC, $1,000

The Graduate Faculty Dean’s Grant for the Women in Political Studies Conference, The New School for Social Research (NSSR), 2003, $ 500

University of Vienna, Dissertation Fellowship, 1999-2001, $10,000



PRESENTATIONS

PEER-REVIEWED BOOK SYMPOSIA

"Book Symposium: Claudia Leeb's The Politics of Repressed Guilt," Western Political Science Association Conference (WPSA), San Diego, CA, April 2019

“Author Meets Critics: Claudia Leeb’s Power and Feminist Agency in Capitalism:  Toward           a New Theory of the Political Subject,” Northeastern Political Science Association Conference (NPSA), Philadelphia, PA, November 2017

''Power and Feminist Agency: Towards a New Theory of the Political Subject,'' by Claudia Leeb, Author Meets Critics, Western Political Science Association Conference (WPSA), Vancouver, BC, Canada, April 2017



PEER-REVIEWED CONFERENCE TALKS

“Mourning Denied: The Living Dead,” International Critical Theory Conference of Rome, Rome Center of Loyola University Chicago, Rome, Italy, May 2017

“The Repression of Unconscious Guilt: The Staging of Bernhard’s Heldenplatz Reconsidered,” Western Political Science Association (WPSA), Vancouver, BC, Canada, April 2017

“Rethinking Power and Agency in Greek Tragedy,” Association for Political Theory (APT), Columbus, OH, October 2016

Ich fühle mich nicht schuldig (I do not feel guilty): From Doubts to Murder,” American Political Science Association (APSA), Philadelphia, PA, September 2016

“Female Resistance or the Politics of Death? Rethinking Antigone,” Western Political Science Association (WPSA), San Diego, CA, March 2016

“Suffering and Socio-Political Transformation,” Association for Political Theory (APT), Boulder, CO, October 2015

“Working Through the Past,” American Political Science Association (APSA), San Francisco, CA, September 2015

“Rethinking Totalitarian Power,” Western Political Science Association (WPSA), Las Vegas, NV, April 2015

“Critical Theory and the Challenge to Totalitarian Power,” Radical Philosophy Association (RPA), Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, November 2014

“Arendt, Adorno and Guilt,” Western Political Science Association (WPSA), Seattle, WA, April 2014

“Critical Theory and Revolution,” Northeastern Political Science Association Conference (NPSA), Philadelphia, PA, November 2013

“Luxemburg, Adorno and Socio-Political Transformation,” Critical Theory and Social Justice Conference, Rome Center of Loyola University Chicago, Rome, Italy, May 2013

“Feminist Socio-Political Transformation,” Western Political Science Association 2013 Annual Meeting (WPSA), Los Angeles, CA, March 2013

“Adorno, Power and Radical Socio-Political Transformation,” Radical Philosophy Conference (RPA), Buffalo, NY, October 11-14, 2012

“The Limits of Power and the Possibility of Feminist Agency,” American Political Science Association Conference (APSA), New Orleans, LA, August-September 2012

“Rethinking Agamben’s State of Exception: The Sacred Woman,” American Political Science Association Conference (APSA), Seattle, WA, September 2011

“Unconscious Mechanism of Oppression and the Discourse of Rights,” American Political Science Association Conference (APSA), Seattle, WA, September 2011

“Rethinking Socio-Political Transformation: Negative Dialectics and Deconstruction,” Critical Theory and Social Justice Conference, Rome Center of Loyola University Chicago, Rome, Italy, May 2011

“Adorno, Derrida, and the Possibilities of a Feminist Transformative Politics,” American Political Science Association Conference (APSA), Washington DC, September 2010

“The Dialectics of Adorno and Marcuse: Toward a Radical Political Praxis,” Northern

Political Science Association Conference (NPSA), Philadelphia, PA, November 2009

“Adorno, Derrida and the Problem of the Political Subject,” Rethinking Marxism Conference, Amherst, MA, November 2009

“Marx, Adorno and the Theoretical Challenge to a Pseudo-Praxis,” American Political Science Association Conference (APSA), Toronto, Canada, September 2009 

“Continental Theory and the Political Practice of Change,” Western Political Science Association Conference (WPSA), Vancouver, Canada, March 2009

“The Politics of Misrecognition: A Feminist Critique,” American Political Science Association Conference (APSA), Boston, MA, August 2008

“The Im-Possibilities of the Feminist Subject,” International Social Philosophy Conference, Portland, OR, July 2008

“A Theoretical Outline of the Subject,” Midwestern Political Science Association Conference, Chicago, IL, April 2008

“Towards a Radical Feminist Political Theory,” National Women’s Studies Association Conference (NWSA), St. Charles, IL, June 2007 

“The Lacanian Real: A Central Concept for Political Theory,” Northeastern Political Science Association Conference (NPSA), Boston, MA, November 2006

“Justice and the Unconscious,” American Political Science Association Conference (APSA), Washington DC, September 2005

“Mastery over the Female Body: Fears, Desires and Fantasies in the Early Marx,” Rethinking Marxism Conference, Amherst, MA, November 2003

“A Feminist Critique of Pierre Bourdieu’s Social and Political Thought,” Political Science Graduate Student Conference, Yale University, May 2002

“Rethinking Marx’s, Weber’s and Bourdieu’s Class Concepts,” Women in Political Studies Interdisciplinary Conference, The New School for Social Research, March 2001

“Gender, Class and Democracy,” Social Movements and Organizing Conference, Columbia University, April 2000

  1. “The Return of the Working-Classed and Gendered Subject: Class and Gender Politics in the Academy,” Political Science Graduate Student Conference, The New School for Social Research, May 1999



PUBLIC LECTURES and INVITED TALKS

"Analyzing the Far Right: A Psychoanalytic and Feminist Critical Theory Perspective," Department of Philosophy, Penn State University, September 2019

"The Politics of Repressed Guilt: The Tragedy of Austrian Silence," Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability, Columbia University, September 2019

"Power and Feminist Agency in Capitalism: Toward a New Theory of the Political Subject," Department of Gender Studies, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary, May 2019

“It is Just a Joke”: The Use of Jokes and Humor in Far-Right Extremism from a Psychoanalytic and Critical Theory Perspective,” Psychoanalytic Lecture Series, Institute for the Humanities, Simon Fraser University (SFU), Vancouver, Canada, March 2019

"The Politics of Repressed Guilt: The Tragedy of Austrian Silence," ASCINA (Austrian Scientists and Scholars in North America)-Pacific Northwest Chapter, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, March 2019

“The Rise of the Far Right: A Psychoanalytic and Economic Analysis,” 1st Northwest Critical Theory Roundtable: Radical Political Economy, & Critiques of Fascism, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA, February 2018

“The Tragedy of Austrian Silence: Guilt and Democracy,” Washington State University Humanities Fellows Lecture, Pullman, WA, March 2016

“The Future of Gender Studies in Political Theory,” University of Innsbruck, Austria, January 2014

“On the Struggles of International Faculty,” Panelist, Washington State University, April 2013

“Derrida, Adorno and the Limits of an Ethics of Responsibility in Liberal Capitalism,” Religion and Philosophy Colloquium, Roanoke College, April 2011

“Women in Academia: A Foucaultian Perspective,” Österreichische HochschülerInnen (Austrian National Student Union) Conference, University of Vienna, Austria, December 2010

“Butler, Lacan and the Challenges of the Feminist Subject,” Key Note Address, Gender and Violence Conference, sponsored by Women in Philosophy, Roanoke College, March 2010

“Feminist Theory and the Radical Praxis of Political Transformation,” Feminist Inquiry Seminar, Dartmouth College, May 2009

“Adorno, Lacan and Feminist Political Thought,” Center for European Studies, Harvard University, March 2008

“The Non-Identical and the Real: Two Central Concepts for Radical Feminist Political Theory,” Political Theory Workshop, University of Chicago, November 2006

“Psychoanalysis and Feminism,” Department of Gender Studies, Göteborg University, Sweden, November 2005

“Marx, Lacan and Binary Thought,” Department of Philosophy, Södertörn University College, Stockholm, Sweden, November 2005

“Identity Thinking Reinforced: Representations of the Working-Class/Woman in Theodor W. Adorno’s Political Philosophy,” Advanced Cultural Studies Institute of Sweden (ACSIS), Campus Norrköping, Sweden, October 2005

“Pierre Bourdieu and Feminist Theory,” Department of Women’s Studies, University of Flensburg, Germany, October 2003

“Deconstructing Class and Gender in Marx, Adorno and Bourdieu,” Five College Women’s Studies Research Center, Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts, October 2003

“The Discursive Disciplining of Working-Class Women in the Sciences,” Feminist Theory Lecture Series, University of Vienna, Austria, June 2001



MEDIA INTERVIEWS

Radio Interview and Press Releases for ASCINA (Austrian Scientists in North America) Book Award for Power and Feminist Agency in Capitalism, December 9, 2018:  radio: Ö1 Wissen aktuell (radio); national press: Standard, Tiroler Tageszeitung, Wiener Zeitung, PA OTS, Die Kleine Zeitung; regional press: Handelsakademie Vöcklabruck, Tips, Mein Bezirk

Podcast Interview about Power and Feminist Agency in Capitalism: Toward a New Theory of the Political Subject, New Books in Political Science, October 2017

Interview about Women in the Sciences. Interview with representatives of Austrian sciences and politics. Austrian TV, 2011

Social Class and Academia. Austrian national radio, 2002



TEACHING

COURSES TAUGHT – GRADUATE

Introduction to Political Theory and Philosophy, Continental Political Theory, Alternative Models of Political Theorizing, Marginalization in the Sciences: Gender, Class and Race


     COURSES TAUGHT – UNDERGRADUATE

Contemporary Political Theory, Development of Marxist Thought, Classical Political Thought, Western Political Thought, Power and Political Resistance, Marx’s Challenge to the Good Life, Contemporary Continental Political Philosophy, Feminist Political Theory, Political Ideas, Early Modern Political Thought, Modern Political Thought, The History of Political Thought, Feminism and Philosophy, Rethinking Female Aggression, Introduction to Gender and Women’s Studies, Philosophy of Middle-Eastern Politics, The Politics of Recognition


DOCTORAL COMMITTEE CHAIR 

Dr. Laci Hubbard-Mattix, Political Theory and Philosophy, October 2013 to May 2017, graduated in May 2017

Amanda Fleming, Political Theory and Philosophy, September 2020 to present

Arin, Nicole Mitchell, Political Theory and Philosophy, April 2021 to present


DOCTORAL COMMITTEE MEMBER

Andrew Flint, Political Theory and Law, March 2015 to present

Heath Bingman, Gender and Politics, fall 2018 to present

Yin Ru Cheng, Gender and Politics, fall 2018 to present

Joel Mehic-Parker, Gender and Politics, spring 2019 to present



SERVICE

        TO THE PROFESSION –AWARD COMMITTEE– MEMBER

American Political Science Association (APSA) Leo Strauss Award Committee for 2020. The Leo Strauss Award is given in recognition of the best doctoral dissertation in the field of political philosophy.



TO THE PROFESSION – JOURNAL and PRESS EDITORIAL BOARD – MEMBER

Critical Theory and the Critique of Society, Bloomsbury Academic Press book series, 2021 - present

Ekpyrosis Press, 2019 - present

Berlin Journal of Critical Theory, 2017 – present

Politics & Gender, 2017 – present



TO THE PROFESSION – JOURNAL and PRESS – REFEREE

Journals: Political Theory, Polity, Political Research Quarterly, Hypatia, Constellations, Gender & Politics, Perspectives of Politics, Contemporary Political Theory, Presses: Pluto Press, Manchester University Press



TO THE PROFESSION – CONFERENCES – ORGANIZER

Gender, Politics, and Society Conference, organized three-day conference at Roanoke College, March 2011

Women in Politics and Philosophy Annual Conference, co-organized three one to three-day conferences, The New School for Social Research, 2000, 2001, 2003



        TO THE PROFESSION – CONFERENCES – SECTION CHAIR

Northeastern Political Science Association (NPSA), Continental Political Theory Section, 2015

Northeastern Political Science Association (NPSA), Modern Political Theory Section, 2012-2014



TO THE PROFESSION – CONFERENCES – PANEL ORGANIZER

“Adorno and Power,” Western Political Science Association 2014 Annual Meeting (WPSA), Seattle, WA, April 2014

“Feminist Thought and Social Justice,” Western Political Science Association 2013 Annual Meeting (WPSA), Los Angeles, CA, March 2013

“Feminist Theory, Representation, and the Possibility of a Renewed Justice,” American Political Science Association Conference (APSA), New Orleans, LA, August-September 2012

“Critical Theory, Feminism, and the Challenge to Rights,” American Political Science Association Conference (APSA), Seattle, WA, September 2011

“Critical Theory, Feminism, and the Challenge to Capitalism,” American Political Science Association Conference (APSA), Washington DC, September 2010

“Continental Philosophers’ Perspectives on Global Inequalities,” American Political Science Association Conference (APSA), Boston, MA, August 2008

“Challenging and Rethinking Western Feminist and Political Philosophy,” American Political Science Association Conference (APSA), Washington DC, September 2005



TO THE PROFESSION – CONFERENCES – PANEL DISCUSSANT

“'The End of Progress: Critical Theory and Postcolonialism,” by Amy Allen, Author Meets Critics, Western Political Science Association (WPSA), Vancouver, BC, Canada, April 2017

“Autonomy after Auschwitz,” Panel Symposium Discussant, Pacific American Philosophical Association (Pacific APA), San Francisco, CA, April 2016

“Arendtian Forms and Forces,” Western Political Science Association (WPSA), Las Vegas, NV, April 2015

“Beyond Marxism?,” Radical Philosophy Association (RPA), Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, November 2014

“Critical Perspectives on Rights,” American Political Science Association Conference (APSA), Seattle, WA, September 2011

“Affective States,” American Political Science Association Conference (APSA), Washington DC, September 2010

“Theorizing the Social Sciences,” American Political Science Association (APSA) annual conference, Toronto, Canada, September 2009

“Critical and Comparative Interpretive Methodologies,” Western Political Science Association Conference (WPSA), Vancouver, Canada, March 2009

“New Political Infamy and the Sacrilege of Feminism,” Third Women in Political Studies

Interdisciplinary Conference, The New School for Social Research, March 2003

“Women, Difference and Philosophy,” Second Women in Political Studies Interdisciplinary

Conference, The New School for Social Research, March 2002



TO THE PROFESSION – CONFERENCES – PANEL CHAIR

“Panel 6”, The Frankfurt School, 1st Northwest Critical Theory Roundtable: Radical Political Economy, & Critiques of Fascism, Spokane, WA, February 2018

“Shifting Gender Regimes: Theorizing Women's Colleges, Work, Military & the Matronymic, Western Political Science Association (WPSA), San Diego, CA, March 2016

“Cosmopolitanism and the Ethics of Care,” Association for Political Theory (APT), Boulder, CO, October 2015

“Frankfurt School and Friends,” Western Political Science Association (WPSA), Las Vegas, NV, April 2015

“Anarchist Thought,” Radical Philosophy Association (RPA), Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, November 2014

“Adorno and Power,” Western Political Science Association (WPSA), Seattle, WA, April 2014

“Boundaries of the Political,” Northeastern Political Science Association Conference (NPSA), Philadelphia, PA, November 2013

“Questioning the Politics of Civility,” American Political Science Association Conference (APSA), New Orleans, LA, August-September 2012

“Foucault’s Challenge to Rights Discourse,” American Political Science Association Conference (APSA), Seattle, WA, September 2011

“Politics, Empire and Postcolonial Interventions,” American Political Science Association Conference (APSA), Washington DC, September 2010

“Adorno and the Question of Nihilism: Annihilation and Awareness,” the Society

for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy (SPEPS), Arlington, VA, October 2009

“Theorizing the Social Sciences,” American Political Science Association (APSA) annual conference, Toronto, Canada, September 2009

“Critical and Comparative Interpretive Methodologies,” Western Political Science Association Conference (WPSA), Vancouver, Canada, March 2009

“Continental Philosophers’ Perspectives on Global Inequalities,” American Political Science Association Conference (APSA), Boston, MA, August 2008

“Making Citizens: Theorizing Civic Education,” Midwestern Political Science Association Conference, Chicago, IL, April 2008

“Heidegger and Nature,” 41st North American Heidegger Conference, DePaul University, May 2007



TO THE UNIVERSITY – ACADEMIC FORUM ORGANIZER

Junior Faculty Writing Group: co-organized to support junior faculty and instructor research, across academic disciplines, Washington State University, 2015 - present

Derrida Reading Group, organized interdepartmental faculty group, Roanoke College, 2009-2011

Women in Political Studies, organized graduate student group, The New School for

Social Research,

1999-2005

Working-Class Women in Academia, organized group across academic institutions and disciplines in New York City, 1997-1999

Women and Aggression, organized and led student group, The University of Vienna,

Austria, 1995-1996 

Women and Sexuality, organized and led student group, The University of Vienna, Austria, 1994-1995



         TO THE DEPARTMENT – COMMITTEE WORK

Washington State University (WSU): School of Politics, Philosophy Public Affairs, Graduate Studies Committee (GSC), Member, fall 2012 to spring 2015, fall 2016 – spring 2019

Washington State University (WSU): School of Politics, Philosophy Public Affairs, Undergraduate Studies Committee (UGSC), member, fall 2015 and spring 2016, fall 2020 - date



PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

American Political Science Association (APSA)

The American Philosophical Association (APA)

National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA)

Austrian Scholars in North America Network (ASCINA)

Association for Political Theory (APT)



FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

German: Native speaker

French: Advanced reading and writing, intermediate speaking

Spanish: Intermediate reading, writing, and speaking

Latin: Advanced reading and writing






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