Peer-Reviewed Conference Talks




"Narcissistic Love: Understanding the Rise of the Far Right with Early Frankfurt School Critical Theory and Psychoanalytic Thought," Philosophy and Social Science Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, June 2019


"Intersectionality and Critical Theory: A Conversation to Rethink Feminist Political Subjectivity," 12th International Critical Theory Conference in Rome, Rome Center of Loyola University Chicago, Rome, Italy, May 2019


"Narcissistic Love: Understanding the Rise of the Far Right with Early Frankfurt School Critical Theory and Psychoanalytic Thought," Philosophy and Social Science Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, June 2019


"Adorno and Freud meet Kazuo Ishiguro: The Rise of the Far Right from a Psychoanalytic and Critical Theory Perspective," Western Political Science Association (WPSA), San Diego, CA, April 2019


“A Festival for Frustrated Egos: The Rise of Trump from an Early Frankfurt School Critical Theory Perspective”, Northeastern Political Science Association Conference (NPSA), Philadelphia, PA, November 2017


“Mourning Denied: The Living Dead,” International Critical Theory and Social Justice Conference, 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 Deconstructions,” 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 (APSA), Toronto, Cananda, September 2009


“Continental Theory and the Political Praxis of Change,” Western Political Science Association annual conference, 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


“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




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