NEWS



New Position:


Claudia has recently been tenured and was promoted to Associate Professor of Political Theory in the School of Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs at Washington State University. 



New Publications:


Claudia has recently published two 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 symposia, two reviews and an interview about the book have recently been published.


A review symposia appeared in Critical Horizons (2020).


A book review appeared in Philosophy in Review (2020). 


Another book review was published in Journal of Austrian Studies (2019).


An interview about the book appeared in Wina (in German, 2018).




2. The book Power and Feminist Agency in Capitalism: Toward a New Theory of the Political Subject appeared with Oxford University Press in 2017.


For this book she has received the 2018 Austrian Scientists in North America (ASCINA) Award for research excellence; here you can watch the award ceremony


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

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


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


A book-review appeared in Hypatia (2018). 


A book-review appeared in Politics and Gender (2018).


Another review was published in Choice (2018). Click here to download article


A podcast interview with New Books in Political Science appeared in 2017.




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


2021

Her article “Castration Anxiety and Covid: a Psychoanalytic Critical Theory Perspective” is forthcoming in Global Discourse


Her “Understanding the Rise of the Identitarian Movement in Europe: A Frankfurt School Critical Theory Perspective” is forthcoming in Azimuth.


Claudia’s “Austria's Repressed Guilt in Theory and Practice: Personal Encounters”, is forthcoming in Free Ebrei.


Her book chapter “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



2020

Claudia’s article “The Hysteric Rebels: Rethinking Socio-Political Transformation with Foucault and Lacan”, has been published in Theory & Event.


Her article "Towards a Politics of Feelings of Guilt: A Response to McIvor and Rensmann: has appeared in Critical Horizons.



2019

Claudia’s article “Theorizing Feminist Political Subjectivity: A Reply to Caputi and Naranch” was published in Political Theory.


Claudia’s book chapter “Laughing at the Other: Toward an Understanding of the Alt-Right with Adorno,” was published in Reading Adorno.


Her chapter “Mourning Denied: The Tabooed Subject,” has been published in The Democratic Arts of Mourning: Political Theory and Loss.



2018

Her article “Mystified Consciousness: Rethinking the Rise of the Far Right with Marx and Lacan”, has recently been published in Open Cultural Studies.


Her article “Rebelling Against Suffering in Capitalism” has been published as the lead article in Contemporary Political Theory.


Her article “Rethinking Embodied Reflective Judgment with Adorno and Arendt” has been published in Constellations.


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. Click here to download article


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.


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


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


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


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.




Claudia also received several recent Grants to support her research:


In 2019 - 2020 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 is invited to give public lectures around the world:


She will give the talk “The Feminist-Subject-in-Outline’s Fight against the Extremist Right,” in the Adorno and Identity Workshop Series (virtual) in March, 2021.


She 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


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


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


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


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:


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


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.


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.


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 served 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.




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