New and Recent Books

Dr. Leeb has several published and one recently completed book:

She has just completed a new book, Analyzing the Far-Right: A Dialectics of the Socio-Economic and Psychological.  

Dr. Leeb’s recent book, The Politics of Repressed Guilt: The Tragedy of Austrian Silence (Edinburgh University Press, 2018) has been widely reviewed. A symposium on the book was published by Critical Horizons (2020). In addition, Free Associations (2021), Constellations (2021), Perspectives on Politics (2020), Philosophy in Review (2020), and Austrian Studies (2019) published reviews about the book.  

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Her other recent book, Power and Feminist Agency in Capitalism: Toward a New Theory of the Political Subject (2017, Oxford University Press), received the 2018 Austrian Scientists in North America Award for research excellence. Also this book has been widely reviewed; Political Theory published a symposium on the book (2019), and Perspectives on Politics (2018) published a Critical Dialogue on the book. Also, Gender and Politics (2018), Hypatia (2018), and Choice (2018) have published reviews about the book.  

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New Articles

Dr. Leeb has recently published several peer-reviewed articles in journals, including

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

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

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New Book Chapters

Claudia has also recently published several peer-reviewed book chapters in edited volumes, including

Claudia Leeb, “Rethinking Feminist Political Subjectivity with Deconstruction and Negative Dialectics,” forthcoming in Patricia Moynagh and Mary Caputi (eds.), Research Handbook on Feminist Political Thought 

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 (2021),

25 -38. link to chapter

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 (2021), 200-219.  link to chapter

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Claudia received several new grants to support her research, including for her research on

“The Feminist Subject-in-Outline’s Fight against the Extremist Right,” Washington State University (WSU)WSU Faculty Research Grant, summer 2021

"Analyzing the Far Right:A Psychoanalytic and Feminist Critical Theory Perspective": WSU Arts and Humanities Fellowship, 2019-2020, and the ADVANCE WSU External Mentorship Grant, 2019-2020


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Claudia has several recent conference talks and public lectures, including

“Castration Anxiety and the Extremist Right,” at the Western Political Science Association (WPSA), in Portland, OR, in March 2022.

“The Extremist Right in Europe: A Psychoanalytic Critical Theory Approach,” at the American Philosophical Association (APA) Pacific Division Conference, inlee April 2021 (virtual).

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