I am the Doris Zemurry Stone Professor of Modern Literary and Historical Studies, Professor of Political Science, and affiliated with the Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program at Union College in Schenectady, New York. My work is on feminist and political theory with a focus on how political thinkers connect the interpretation and political meanings of particular bodies with broader political, social, and economic inequalities.
I have explored this theme in the following books: (Un)Manly Citizens: J.J. Rousseau’s and Germaine de Stael’s Subversive Women (Hopkins, 1999); Feminist Thinkers and the Demands of Femininity (Routledge, 2006);
W Stands for Women: How the George W. Bush Presidency Shaped a New Politics of Gender (co-edited with Michaele Ferguson, Duke, 2007); and Simone de Beauvoir’s Political Thinking (co-edited with Patricia Moynagh, Univ. of Illinois, 2006). Recent journal articles have appeared in venues such as Political Theory, Contemporary Political Thought, Theory and Event, and Perspectives on Politics.
My current book is titled Politics with Beauvoir: Freedom in the Encounter, forthcoming in 2017 with Duke University Press. I am also editing a companion book for Routledge on Fifty-One Key Feminist Thinkers (Routledge, 2016), serving as the Critical Exchange Editor for Contemporary Political Theory and as a board member of Theory and Event; and with Bonnie Honig, I am co-editing a book on the films of Lars Von Trier, forthcoming with Oxford University Press, titled politics, theory, and film: Critical Encounters with Lars von Trier.
For more information and access to past articles visit my academia.edu page
Department of Political Science
Schenectady, NY, 12308