about

This year I join the faculty of Loyola Marymount University as an Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies after having served as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Philosophy at Fordham University. I received my BA from Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana, and my MA and PhD in philosophy from DePaul University in Chicago. My work spans the areas of feminist theory, political theory, queer theory, contemporary French philosophy, critical theory and German idealism. In particular, I focus on the political epistemology of constitutive exclusion, or the process by which a certain form of difference is excluded from, yet remains within and continues to work for, the establishment of a political body that claims to operate as a totality. My work is motivated by the desire to understand who is intelligible as a political agent, who is not, and what this unintelligibility does for politics. I defended my dissertation project, “Constitutive Exclusion and the Work of Political Unintelligibility” and was awarded distinctions in 2011. I am working on a book manuscript that takes up these issues, and am developing a new project on urban geography, history and political epistemology, tentatively titled “How to Read a City.”

Recent Posts