University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Ph.D. in Philosophy, September, 1989.
Middlebury College. B.A. in English and French, Phi Beta Kappa, cum laude, with high honors in English, in 1978.
Gender, Identity and the Production of Meaning. Advisor: Ann Ferguson.
Areas of Specialization
Feminist Theory, Continental Philosophy, Social and Political Philosophy
Swarthmore College, Assistant Professor, 1992-1998; Associate Professor 1998-2004; Associate Professor and Acting Chair 2001-2002; Associate Professor 2002-2004; Associate Professor and Acting Chair 2005; Professor 2010-present; Professor and Chair 2013-2018.
Introduction to Philosophy: Truth & Desire; Philosophical Approaches to the Question of Woman; Existentialism; Seminar on Existentialism, Phenomenology, and Poststructuralism; Seminar on Feminist Theory; Theorizing Otherwise: French Women Philosophers and Their Literary Texts; Marx, Nietzsche, and Freud; Poststructuralism; First Year Seminar: Modernity/Postmodernity?; Futures of Feminism; First Year Seminar: Human Nature; Phenomenology; Philosophy and Science Fiction.
Rollins College, Assistant Professor, 1990-1992:
Ethics, Philosophy of the Arts, Feminist Theory, Visions of the Self, Existentialism, Philosophy and Women, History of Modern Philosophy, Hegel, Postmodernism and the Status of Philosophy, The Ascent of Man? (team-taught humanities course).
Rollins College, Visiting Assistant Professor, 1989-1990:
Introduction to Philosophy, Ethics, Business Ethics, Philosophy and Women, Philosophy of Law.
Deleuze and Guattari's Immanent Ethics: Theory, Subjectivity, and Duration (SUNY Press, Albany, NY, 2011).
Review Essay on Atkins, Ingram, and Weiss, in Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, Vol. 25, No. 1, Winter 2009.
"Feminist Lines of Flight from the Majoritarian Subject," in "Deleuze and Gender," Deleuze Studies Vol. 2: 2008 (supplement), edited by Claire Colebrook and Jami Weinstein (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2008).
"Poststructrualist Feminism", invited paper for Blackwell Guide to Feminist Philosophy, edited by Linda Alcoff and Eva Kittay (Malvern, MA: Blackwell Publishers, 2007).
"Ahab and Becoming-Whale: The Nomadic Subject in Smooth Space, invited paper in Deleuze and Space, edited by Ian Buchanan and Gregg Lambert, (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2005)
Seven invited entries for The Deleuze Dictionary, edited by Adrian Parr, (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2005)
Schizoanalysis, invited entry in Glossalalia: An Alphabet of Critical Keywords, edited by Julian Wolfreys (New York: Routledge, 2003).
"Living in a Time Out of Joint," in Between Deleuze and Derrida, edited by Paul Patton and John Protevi (London: Continuum Press, 2003).
"Oedipus and the Anoedipal Transsexual," in Between the Psyche and the Social, edited by Kelly Oliver and Steve Edwin (Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 2002).
"Becoming-imperceptible as a Mode of Self-Presentation: A Feminist Model Drawn from a Deleuzian Line of Flight," in Resistance, Flight, Creation: Feminist Enactments of French Philosophy, ed., Dorothea Olkowski. (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2000).
"Morphing the Body: Irigaray and Butler on Sexual Difference," in Theorizing Multiculturalism: A Guide to the Current Debate, ed., Cynthia Willet (Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Publisher, 1998).
"Nietzsche and Feminism: Transvaluing Woman in Thus Spoke Zarathustra" in Feminist Interpretations of Friedrich Nietzsche, ed., Kelly Oliver and Marilyn Pearsall (University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1998).
"Amatory Cures for Material Dis-ease: A Kristevian Reading of The Sickness Unto Death" in Feminist Interpretations of Kierkegaard, eds., Céline Léon and Sylvia Walsh (University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1997).
"Review Essay: Bill Martin, Matrix and Line: Derrida and the Possibilities of Postmodern Social Theory" in Philosophy & Social Criticism, Vol. 22, No. 3, May, 1996.
"Ambiguous Bodies/Unbelievable Selves: The Case of Herculine Barbin" in "Interaction and Identity," edited by Hartmut Mokros, Volume 5 of Information and Behavior. (New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 1996).
"Amatory Cures for Material Dis-ease: A Kristevian Reading of The Sickness Unto Death" in Kierkegaard in Post/Modernity, eds. Merold Westphal and Martin Matustik (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1995).
"Nietzsche and Feminism: Transvaluing Women in Thus Spoke Zarathustra," in International Studies in Philosophy, Vol. 26, No. 3.
"Irigaray and Con(fusing) Body Boundaries: Chaotic Folly or Unanticipated Bliss?" in Transitions in Continental Philosophy, edited by Arleen B. Dallery and Stephen H. Watson with E. Marya Bower (Albany, NY: SUNY, 1994).
"Reverberating Durations: A Deleuzian Approach to Creating Concepts," Villanova University, September, 2014.
"Continental Philosophy and Feminism," Villanova Welcomes Hypatia, Villanova University, September 2013.
Speaker at Scholar's Session for Mary Beth Mader's Sleights of Reason, PhiloSOPHIA, Miami, OH, April, 2012.
"Experiments in Nomadic Intersubjectivity," presented at PhiloSOPHIA at the Society for Phenomenological and Existential Philosophy in Philadelphia, October, 2011.
Comments on papers by Taylor Carman and Mark Johnson presented at a Greater Philadelphia Philosophy Consortium event, "New Approaches to the Mind/Body Problem," November, 2008.
Comments on Sarah Donovan's "Overcoming Oedipal Exclusions: An Irigarayan Critique of Judith Butler," presented at the Eastern APA in Philadelphia, December 2002.
"A Derridean/Deleuzian Perspective on Living in a Time Out of Joint" presented at Villanova University in Villanova, PA, November 2001.
On Feminism and French Philosophy, presented at a Dialogues on the Square talk hosted by Richard Shusterman, Barnes & Noble, Philadelphia, March, 2001.
An Ethics of the Virtual: Deriving an Art of Living from Deleuze and Irigaray, presented at SUNY, Stony Brook, October, 1999.
"A Deleuzian Riff on Habit, Memory, and Time" presented at the Society for Phenomenological and Existential Philosophy in Denver, CO, October 1998.
"The Eternal Return as Desiring-Machine: Nietzschean Lines of Flight from Oedipal Manhood" presented at the Eastern APA in Philadelphia, December 1997.
"Philosophical Views and Artful Living: Ethical Questions for Irigaray and Deleuze" presented at the Society for Phenomenological and Existential Philosophy in Louisville, KT, October 1997.
"Body Talk: The Visceral Philosophies of Luce Irigaray and Gilles Deleuze" presented at Swarthmore College in Swarthmore, PA, March 1997.
"Corporeal Cartographies: Models of Subjectivity from Irigaray and Deleuze" presented at Depaul University in Chicago, November 1996.
"Foucauldian Cartographies" presented at the Society for Phenomenological and Existential Philosophy in Washington, D.C., October 1996.
"Becoming-woman, becoming-imperceptible?: Deleuzian Lines of Flight through Self-Presentation" presented at the Pacific APA in Seattle, April 1996.
"Amatory Cures for Material Dis-ease: A Kristevian Reading of The Sickness Unto Death" presented at the Society for Phenomenological and Existential Philosophy in New Orleans, October 1993.
"Nietzsche and Feminism: Transvaluing Woman in Thus Spoke Zarathustra," presented at the American Philosophical Association in Washington D.C., December 1992.
"Living in a Material World: Negativity and the Transformation of Mind and Matter in Hegel and Kristeva," presented at the Society for Phenomenological and Existential Philosophy in Boston, October 1992.
"Bombing the Nuclear Paradigm," presented at the Radical Philosophers' Association Conference at Loyola, October 1992.
"Power Packaging Tools from the Box of Annie, Grace, and Madonna," presented at the Popular Culture Association in Louisville, March 1992.
"Feminist Visions of Community and the Role of Utopic Ideals," presented at the Radical Philosophers' Association Conference at Loyola, November 1991.
"Corporeal Permutations in French Feminism," presented at the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy in Memphis, TN, October 1991.
"Herculine Barbin and Gender Performance," presented at the Focus on Gender Conference at Florida International University, March 22, 1991.
"Postmodernist Strategies for Feminist Change," presented at the Radical Philosophers' Association Conference at Loyola, October 1990.
"Irigaray and Con(fusing) Body Boundaries: Chaotic Folly or Unanticipated Bliss?" presented at the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy Conference at Villanova University, October, 1990.