New and Recent Books

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

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

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 the Journal of Austrian Studies (2019) published reviews about the book. 

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, Politics and Gender (2018), Hypatia (2018), and Choice (2018) have published reviews about the book.

Dr. Leeb is currently working on a new book, The Concept of Power: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press), which she will be completing in the spring  2023 semester.

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New Articles

Dr. Leeb has also 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

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 (Volume 21, Issue 1, 2020) 63-79. linnk to article

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. link to article

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New Book Chapters

Dr. Leeb has also recently published several peer-reviewed book chapters in edited volumes, including

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

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

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. Go to book

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Dr. Leeb 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

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Dr. Leeb 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.

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