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Curriculum Vitae

Associate Professor
LiU Forskarassistent (University Research Associate)
Tema Genus • Linköping University


(a) Bachelor’s Degree
Barnard College of Columbia University (BA 1990, Philosophy and Political Science)
• Gonzaga University, Florence, Italy (1988-1989)

(b) Master’s Degree
New York University, New York, NY (MA 1996, Philosophy)

(a) City University of New York Graduate Center, CUNY (Ph.D. 2005, Philosophy with Graduate certificate in Women’s Studies.

(b) École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (Doctorat 2007, Histoire des Techniques.

• La Sorbonne–Université de Paris IV (1999-2000)



Linköping University (2014-present Associate Professor, Docent/Director of the Critical Life Studies Research Group)

Linköping University (2010-2104, LiU forskarassistent/Associate Professor/Director of The Zoontology Research Team)

• Utrecht University (2008-2010, Assistant Professor, Gender Studies Department)
• Universitetet i Bergen (Spring 2006-2009, Foreign Research Fellow: SKOK)
• Mount Holyoke College (2006-2008, Visiting Assistant Professor, Gender Studies and Philosophy Departments)
• Vassar College (2001-2006, Visiting Assistant Professor, Women’s Studies Program; Philosophy Department; Science, Technology and Society Program; and Environmental Studies Program)
• Södertörns Högskola (Fall 2005, Visiting Researcher, Genusvetenskap)
• City University of New York, Bernard Baruch College (1997-1999, Lecturer, Philosophy Department; 2000-2002, Graduate Teaching Fellow, Philosophy Department)
• City University of New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice (1993-1998, Lecturer, Philosophy Department)
• State University of New York, Purchase (Spring 1997, Lecturer, Philosophy Department)
• City University of New York, Hunter College (1996-1997, Graduate Teaching Fellow, Philosophy Department/1994-6; 1997, Lecturer, Philosophy Department)



• Vital Signs: Life, Theory, And Ethics in the Age of Global Crisis. Tema Genus, Linking University. Principle researcher: Jami Weinstein. 21st century global crises transform us into biological citizens with a universal right to protection of bare life and living body--where risk is assessed if life is at stake. Yet preserving basic biological life without tackling broader ethical questions is not enough. Further, the human and social sciences are at a crossroads--they are no longer equipped to respond to these threats, new modes of thought are needed. (Vetenskapsrådet 2015-2017)

Critical Life Studies Network. Tema Genus, Linköping University. Principle researcher: Jami Weinstein. There is a very real sense in which the problem of the posthuman should be the last question we pose for our times: given that the human species is, for the first time in its very brief history, beginning to imagine a future in which it ceases to exist. This network amasses scholars researching across the explosion of so-called critical ‘turns’ and ‘studies’ – the ontological turn, the affective turn, new materialism, anti-, in- and posthumanisms, process ontology, neovitalism, somatechnics, critical climate change, speculative realism, and women, gender, feminist, trans, queer, critical race, postcolonial, animal, technoscience, and anthropocene studies – but doing so under the guise that the concept of life itself is the issue. (applications in progress)

• Conflict Zones: Genocide, Extinction, and the Inhuman. Seeking funding. The working hypothesis of this study is that the conflict between humans and their environment – evidenced now in climate change and resource depletion – needs to be considered alongside other species threats, including genocide, bioterrorism and the cultural tensions among disciplines, nations, religions and ethnicities. (click link for more comprehensive information)

• Thought as Action: Gender, Democracy, Freedom. SKOK, Bergen, Norway 2009-2012. The project brings together more than 20 international interdisciplinary researchers and is organized around three different themes: citizenship, bodies and sexualities, and new technologies. The project’s main problematic focuses on the question: Which theories and mode(s) of thought will allow for a thorough rethinking of the questions of gender, democracy and freedom in our global and technological era? For more information, click here.

• The Posthumanities Network: The Next Genderation. While still on the faculty in Gender Studies at the University of Utrecht, I became a member of this international posthumanist network connecting scholars and scientists working at the intersection of gender/feminist/queer theory and posthuman/animal studies. My contribution to the project thus far has been to link my existing network of scholars to both Cecilia Åsberg's network through her Posthumanities Hub and our overlapping network. I mobilized the following people/research groups for the project:

(i) Queen’s University, Canada: The NONHuman Research Group (headed by Prof. Myra J. Hird, Sociology, Obstetrics and Gynecology).
(ii) Wesleyan University, Connecticut, USA: The Animal Studies Program (headed by Prof. Lori Gruen and Prof. Kari Weil)
(iii) Utrecht University, The Netherlands: The Posthuman Study Group (with key researchers Distinguished
Prof. Rosi Braidotti, Director of Centre for Humanities; and Jami Weinstein, Gender Studies, University of Utrecht)



Editor, Inhuman Rites and Posthumous Life. (with Claire Colebrook, in press at Columbia University Press)

Editor, Deleuze and Gender (with Claire Colebrook). Edinburgh, UK: Edinburgh University Press, 2008.



“Feminist Posthumanism (Posthuman Feminism)” (forthcoming, Philosophy Compass 2016: http://philosophy-compass.com)

• “Critical Life Studies” (forthcoming, Philosophy Compass 2016: http://philosophy-compass.com)

• "From the Question of the Posthuman to the Problem of Inhuman Rites and Posthumous Lives, an Introduction" (with Claire Colebrook) in Inhuman Rites and Posthumous Life (co-editor, with Claire Colebrook, Columbia University Press, in press, 2016).

• "Preface: Postscript on the Posthuman" (with Claire Colebrook) in Inhuman Rites and Posthumous Life (co-editor, with Claire Colebrook, Columbia University Press, in press, 2016).

• “Vital Ethics: On Life and In/difference” (in Against Life, Alastair Hunt and Stephanie Youngblood, eds., Northwestern UP, forthcoming 2016)

• “Anthropocene Feminisms: Rethinking the Unthinkable,” in Special Issue “Anthropocene Feminisms” for philosSOPHIA: A Journal of Continental Feminism (2015) 5.2. (co-edited with Claire Colebrook).

• “Tranimalities: in the Age of Trans*Life, an Introduction” (with Eva Hayward), in special issue: “Tranimalities” for TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (2015) 2.2 (co-edited with Eva Hayward).

• “Posthumously Queer” in special issue “Queer Inhumanisms,” GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies (2015): Vol. 21, No. 2-3.(dossier roundtable with Jasbir Puar, José Muñoz, Jin Haritaworn, Susan Stryker, Myra Hird, Eileen Joy, and Uri Macmillan).

• “Transgenres and the Plane of Gender Imperceptibility.” Critical Lines, Feminist Flights: Mobilizing Future Concepts, Bodies and Subjectivities in Feminist Thought and Practice, ed. Henriette Gunkel, Chrysanthi Nigianni and Fanny Söderbäck (New York:
Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming,2012).

• “Dokusåpan: det sociala livet som ett laboratorieexperiment,” in Leif Dahlberg & Hans Ruin (red.), Fenomenologi, teknik och medialitet, Södertörn Philosophical Studies 11 (Södertörns högskola 2011), s. 185-214. [translation: “Reality TV: Social Life as Laboratory Experiment”]

• “Transgenres and the Plane of Language, Species, and Evolution.” Lambda Nordica, volume 4, 2011.

• “A Requiem to Sexual Difference: A Response to Luciana Parisi’s ‘Event and Evolution.’” The Southern Journal of Philosophy. 2010, Volume 48, Spindel Supplement.

• “Introduction Part II” in Deleuze and Gender (with Claire Colebrook). Edinburgh, UK: Edinburgh University Press, 2008. Book introduction.

• “Challenging Dissent: The Ontology and Logic of Lawrence v. Texas.” Cardozo Women’s Law Journal. Winter 2004, vol.10, no.2. [with Tobyn DeMarco]

• “Traces of the Beast: Becoming-Nietzsche, Becoming-Animal, and the Figure of the Trans-Human.” In A Nietzschean Bestiary: Becoming Animal Beyond Docile and Brutal. Edited by Ralph and Christa Acampora. (Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2003).

• “Comblement/Fulfillment: Toward an Ontological Ethics of Sex.” Marginal Groups and Mainstream American Culture, 71-95. Edited by Yolanda Estes, et al. (Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2000) [with Jeffrey Bussolini].

• “On the Leveling of the Genre Distinction Between Theory and Fiction.” Conference: A Journal of Philosophy and Theory 5:1, 35-47, 1994.

Monographs In Progress
Vital Ontologies 

Vital Ethics (Part of the Swedish Research Council funded project--Vital Signs: Life, Theory, and Ethics in an Age of Global Crisis

Editorial Projects
• Special Issue: “Tranimalities” for TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly 2.2 (co-edited with Eva Hayward).
• Special Issue: “Anthropocene Feminism” for philosSOPHIA: A Journal of Continental Feminism (2015) 5.2. (co-edited with Claire Colebrook).


“The New Wild West: Vital Ontologies, Contagion,” The Origin of Life: History and Philosophy of Astrobiology, Höör, Sweden, 8-10/5/15.

“Anthropocene Hipsters and the Critical Theory Apocolypse,” Goldsmith’s University, UK, 15/1/15.

“Cruising Dystopia: Queerfeminist Futurities and the Anthropocene,” Keynote, Pervot Perinteet – Queer Traditions, University of Turku, FI, 26–27/9/14.

“Cruising Dystopia: Queerfeminist Futurities and the Anthropocene,” Anthropocene Feminism, C21 University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 10-13/4/14.

“Wild Life: The Prospect of a Posthumous In/difference Ethics,” The Posthuman: Differences, Embodiments, Performativity, Universita di Roma III, 11-14/9/13.

“The Prospect of a Posthumous In/difference Ethics” Mattering: Feminism, Science & Materialism, City University of New York, USA, 14-15/2/13.

“Transgenres: Zoopolitics and The Dandy,” Higher seminar, Göteborg University, SWE, 28/11/12.

“Comments on Astrida Neimanis’ “Water and an Epistemology of Unknowability”” and final keynote lecture, Entanglements of New Materialisms Conference, Linköping University, Sweden 5/25-5/26/12. (invited keynote)

“Theory Sex as a Feminist Method,” Association for Feminist Epistemologies, Methodologies, Metaphysics and Science Studies (FEMMSS) Conference, Pennsylvania State University, USA 5/10-5/12/12. (peer-reviewed)

“Toward a Posthumous Ethico-Politics” Higher Seminar, Södertörns Högskola, Stockholm, Sweden 5/1/12. (invited)

"Transgenres: Zoopolitics and The Dandy" Södertörn Högskola, Stockholm, Sweden, 11/22/11.

"Theory Sex" University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland 11/3/11.

“In/difference Ethics: Regarding a Posthumous Ethics of Indifference,” Joint Seminar in Philosophy and Ethics, Linköping University, SWE, 20/9/12. (invited)

“Posthumous Life: Toward an Inhuman Ethico-politics,” Society of Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, Philadelphia, PA 10/21/11.

“Posthuman Affects: The Ontology, Methodologies, and Promise of Affective Theorizing,” Uppsala University, Sweden 11/19/10.

“The Move to Genre: Evolution and Imperceptibility,” Society of Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, Montreal, Canada 11/5/10and University of Dundee, Scotland, 2/3/10.

“Posthuman Affect,” Rutgers University, New Jersey 10/8/10.

“Reality TV: Life in the Petri Dish,” KTH (Royal Institute of Technology), Stockholm, 11/03/09.

“Response to Luciana Parisi: Sexes of Evolution,” Spindel Conference, University of Memphis 09/26/09.

“Response to Sarah Ahmed,” 7th Europeen Feminist Conference, Utrecht University 06/05/09.

“We Have Never Been Human: Feminist Posthumanism and the Zoontological” Meet Animal Meat Conference Uppsala, Sweden 05/23/09.

“Transspecies/Transgenre: A New Understanding of Gender and Sexual Difference,” Linköping University, Sweden 10/29/08.

“Toward a Fundamental Transhuman Zoontology,” Society of Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, Pittsburgh, PA 10/18/08.

“Zoontology: Evolution, Animality, and Becoming-Animal,” International Deleuze Studies Conference, Cardiff, Wales 08/13/08.

“How Important Is Sexual Difference? Reflections on Irigaray, Deleuze, and Haraway,” Society of Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, Chicago, Illinois 11/9/07.

“Zoontology,” Gender, Animals, and Society Conference, Uppsala University, Sweden 08/28/07.

“Beyond Gender Trouble: The Recent Work of Judith Butler,” Gender Studies Department, Södertörns Högskola, Stockholm, Sweden 12/07/05.

“Ontological Foundations for a Queerfeminist Politics,” Gender Studies Department, Södertörns Högskola, Stockholm, Sweden 10/12/05.

“Ontological Terrorism and the Interspecies Antidote,” Society for European Philosophy and Forum for European Philosophy Conference, Reading University UK, 9/10/05.

“Interspecies Ontology and Gender,” Filosofidagarna, Uppsala University, Sweden 06/11/05.

“Species Interdependence, Vulnerability, and the Myth of Corporeal Autonomy,” Society of Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, University of Memphis 10/30/04.

“Reality Television: Social Life as Laboratory Experiment,” 4S/EASST Conference, École des Mines, Paris, France, 08/28/04, and at Vassar College 4/4/03.

“How The Sodomite Became A Person: Equality, Dignity, And Sexual Autonomy,” International Association of Women in Philosophy, University of Göteborg, Sweden 06/18/04.

Respondent and Chair: “Techno Queer,” Queer Matters Conference, King’s College, London, UK 05/30/04.

“Transhuman Corporeality: Affect, Force, and the Trans-species Body,” International Association of Philosophy and Literature, Syracuse University 05/21/04.  



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