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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. 1.She has published the book Power and Feminist Agency in Capitalism: Toward a New Theory of the Political Subject with Oxford University Press (2017).



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



Furthermore, two book symposiums and three reviews on the book have recently been published in top-tier journals:


First, “A Critical Feminist Exchange” on the book has been published in Political Theory (2018). Click here to download article


Second, a “Critical Dialogue” has been published in Perspectives on Politics(2018).


Third, a book-review has been published in Hypatia (2018). 


Fourth, another book-review has been published in Politics and Gender (2018).


Fifth, a review about the book has been published in Choice (2018). Click here to download article


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




2. Claudia’s other new book The Politics of Repressed Guilt: The Tragedy of Austrian Silence has been published by Edinburgh University Press in May 2018.


She just held a book-symposium about the book at this year’s Western political Science Association (WPSA) Conference in San Diego, California, in April 2019.


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




Claudia has also recently published several peer-reviewed articles:


  1. 1.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. 2.Her article “Rebelling Against Suffering in Capitalism” has been published as the lead article in Contemporary Political Theory (2018).


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


  1. 4.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. 5.Her article “Theorizing Feminist Political Subjectivity: A Reply to Caputi and Naranch” was also recently published in Political Theory (2018). Click here to download article


  1. 6. 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. 7.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. 8.Her “Critical Dialogue: The Misinterpellated Subject by James Martel,” also recently  appeared in Perspectives on Politics (2018).




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



  1. 1.Claudia’s article “Mourning Denied: The Tabooed Subject,” has recently been published in The Democratic Arts of Mourning: Political Theory and Loss (2019).


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


3. 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 currently also establishes a Feminist Political Theory Series for Palgrave Macmillan Press, for which she is the main editor!


She 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 Critical Theory Perspective":


First, the Washington State University (WSU) Arts and Humanities Fellowship to complete the first draft of my new book, April 2019, $10,000


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




Recent and upcoming Talks and Public Lectures:


Claudia has been invited to give public lectures at top academic institutions:


1. Claudia will present a lecture about her new book project Analyzing the Far Right: A Psychoanalytic and Critical Theory Perspective, in the Department of Philosophy, at Penn State University in September 2019


2. She will also present 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


3. She has recently 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


4. 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. She will present the paper “The Manic States of Melancholia: Explaining the Far Right with the Assistance of Psychoanalyses”, at University of California, Irvine, in October 2019


2. She is also presenting the paper "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, in June 2019


3. She will present he paper "Intersectionality and Critical Theory: A Conversation to Rethink Feminist Political Subjectivity," at the 12th International Critical Theory Conference in Rome, Rome Center of Loyola University Chicago, Rome, Italy, May 2019


4. Claudia also recently 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



Teaching updates:


Last, but not least, Claudia has proudly hooded her first doctoral student in political theory and philosophy, Dr. Laci Hubbard-Mattix,  in May 2017. Here are some of the pictures of this happy event. 




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