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New Position:


Claudia has recently been tenured and was promoted to Associate Professor at Washington State University. 



New Publications:


Claudia has recently published two new Books:


1. The book The Politics of Repressed Guilt: The Tragedy of Austrian Silence has been published by Edinburgh University Press in 2018.


A book review symposia about the book is forthcoming in Critical Horizons.


Book reviews are forthcoming in Philosophy in Review and Holocaust Studies: A Journal of Culture and History.


An interview about the book appeared (in German) in  Wina – Das jüdische Stadtmagazin, with the title “Über die unterdrückte Schuld (About Repressed Guilt)“ in 2018.




2. She has published her other new book Power and Feminist Agency in Capitalism: Toward a New Theory of the Political Subject with Oxford University Press in 2017.


For this book she has received the 2018 Austrian Scientists in North America (ASCINA) Award for research excellence; EUR10,000; here you can find links to press releases for the award ceremony, which took place in Washington DC in December 2018.


Furthermore, two book symposia and four reviews on the book have recently been published:


A “Critical Feminist Exchange” on the book has been published in Political Theory (2019).


1. A “Critical Dialogue” on the book has been published in Perspectives on Politics (2018).


2. A book-review has been published in Hypatia (2018). 


3. A book-review has been published in Politics and Gender (2018).


4. Another review has been published in Choice (2018). Click here to download article


5. Furthermore, a podcast interview with New Books in Political Science appeared in 2017.




Claudia has also recently published and forthcoming several peer-reviewed articles:


  1. 1.Claudia’s article “The Hysteric Rebels: Rethinking Socio-Political Transformation with Foucault and Lacan” has just been accepted for publication and is forthcoming in Theory and Event.


  1. 2.Claudia’s article “Theorizing Feminist Political Subjectivity: A Reply to Caputi and Naranch” was also recently published in Political Theory (2019).


  1. 3.Her article “Mystified Consciousness: Rethinking the Rise of the Far Right with Marx and Lacan”, has recently been published in Open Cultural Studies, in a special edition “Marx, Semiotics and Political Praxis” (2018).


  1. 4.Her article “Rebelling Against Suffering in Capitalism” has been published as the lead article in Contemporary Political Theory (2018).


  1. 5.Her article “Rethinking Embodied Reflective Judgment with Adorno and Arendt” has been published in Constellations (2018)


  1. 6.Her article “Mass Hypnoses: The Rise of the Far Right from an Adornian and Freudian Perspective”, has also just been published in the Berlin Journal of Critical Theory (2018). Click here to download article


  1. 7. Claudia’s “Critical Dialogue: Response to James Martel’s review of Power and Feminist Agency in Capitalism: Toward a New Theory of the Political Subject”, also recently appeared in Perspectives on Politics (2018).


  1. 8.Claudia’s article “The Contemporary Frankfurt School’s Eurocentrism Unveiled” has also recently been published in Political Theory (2018). Click here to download article


  1. 9.Her “Critical Dialogue: The Misinterpellated Subject by James Martel,” also recently  appeared in Perspectives on Politics (2018).




Claudia has also several recently published and forthcoming peer-reviewed book chapters:


1. Her article, “Adorno and Freud meet Kazuo Ishiguro: The Rise of the Far Right from a Psychoanalytic and Critical Theory Perspective” is forthcoming in How to Critique Authoritarian Populism: Methodologies of the Frankfurt School.


2. Claudia’s article “Laughing at the Other: Toward an Understanding of the Alt-Right with Adorno,” was recently published in Reading Adorno: The Endless Road (2019).


3. Her article “Mourning Denied: The Tabooed Subject,” has also recently been published in The Democratic Arts of Mourning: Political Theory and Loss (2019).


4. Her article “Radical or Neoliberal Political Imaginary? Nancy Fraser Revisited,” has been published in the Handbook of Frankfurt School Critical Theory (2018).


5. Her article “A Festival for Frustrated Egos: The Rise of Trump from an Early Frankfurt School Critical Theory Perspective”, has also been published in Trump and Political Philosophy (2018).




Claudia also received several recent Grants to support her research:


In 2019 she has received two grants for her new book project Analyzing the Far Right: A Psychoanalytic and Feminist Critical Theory Perspective:


First, the Washington State University (WSU) Arts and Humanities Fellowship to complete the first draft of the book, $10,000.


Second, the ADVANCE WSU External Mentorship Grant, $5,000.




Claudia has been invited to give public lectures around the world:


1. She is invited to present her paper “The Importance of Psychoanalyses in the Authoritarian Personality”, at a conference on The Authoritarian Personality, at Yale University, New Haven, in February 2020.


2.  Claudia recently gave a public lecture about her new book The Politics of Repressed Guilt at the Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability at Columbia University, at Columbia University, in September 2019.   Go here to download talk announcement


3. She presented a lecture about her new book project Analyzing the Far Right: A Psychoanalytic and Feminist Critical Theory Perspective, in the Department of Philosophy Public Lecture Series, at Penn State University in September 2019.   Go here to download talk announcement


4.  She presented a lecture about her book Power and Feminist Agency in Capitalism: Toward a New Theory of the Political Subject at the Central European University, Budapest, Europe, in May 2019. Go to lecture announcement


5.  She has presented the lecture “It is Just a Joke”: The Use of Jokes and Humor in Far Right Extremism from a Psychoanalytic and Critical Theory Perspective,” in the Psychoanalytic Lecture Series at the Institute for the Humanities, at Simon Fraser University (SFU), Vancouver, Canada, in March 2019. Go to lecture announcement


6.  She also gave a lecture about her book The Politics of Repressed Guilt: The Tragedy of Austrian Silence for ASCINA (Austrian Scientists and Scholars in North America)-Pacific Northwest Chapter, at the The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, in March 2019.




Claudia has also recent and upcoming peer-reviewed conference talks:


1. Claudia will present the paper “The Extremist Right in Europe: A Psychoanalytic and Critical Theory Approach”, at The American Philosophical Association (APA) Pacific Division Meeting, San Francisco, California, in April 2020.


2. At the Western Political Science Association Conference (WPSA) in Los Angeles, California in April 2020, Claudia will present a paper at the Roundtable “Feminist Political Theory and the Boundaries of the Canon”.  At this conference she will also present her paper “A Failed Working Through the Past: The Rise of the Far Right in Europe”.


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


4. She presented her paper "Intersectionality and Critical Theory: A Conversation to Rethink Feminist Political Subjectivity," at the 12th International Critical Theory Conference in Rome,  in Rome, Italy, in May 2019.


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




Claudia has also news to announce for her service to the profession:


1.  In 2020 she serves as an American Political Science Association (APSA) Leo Strauss Award Committee member. The Leo Strauss Award is given in recognition of the best doctoral dissertation in the field of political philosophy.


2. At the Western Political Science Association in Los Angeles in April 2020, she will be chairing the panel “Democratic Socialism and the Extremely Online”.


3. Claudia accepted in invitation to become an Editorial board member for the newly established Ekpyrosis Press, which focuses on publishing books in Critical Theory.



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