Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 9:30-11:00 am
Talk: “The Life and Death of Latisha King: A Critical Phenomenology”
Gayle Salamon is Associate Professor of English and the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies at Princeton University, where she was the Cotsen LGBT Postdoctoral Fellow in the Princeton Society of Fellows from 2005-2008. Her research interests include phenomenology, feminist philosophy, queer and transgender theory, contemporary Continental philosophy, and disability studies. She is the author of Assuming a Body: Transgender and Rhetorics of Materiality (Columbia University Press, 2010) winner of the Lambda Literary Award in LGBT Studies. Her book The Life and Death of Latisha King: A Critical Phenomenology of Transphobia is forthcoming from NYU Press in 2018. Recent articles include “What’s Critical about Critical Phenomenology” forthcoming in the inaugural issue of Puncta: A Journal of Critical Phenomenology, “The Meontology of Masculinity: Notes on Castration Elation,” in parallax (2016), and “Gender Essentialism and Eidetic Inquiry,”which won the Iris Marion Young Prize for Best Paper in Feminist Philosophy at the 2017 annual meeting of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, and is forthcoming in Rethinking Feminist Phenomenology (Sara Cohen Shabot and Christy Landry, eds. Rowman and Littlefield, Spring 2018). She is currently at work on two manuscripts: one edited collection, with Gail Weiss and Ann Murphy, titled Fifty Concepts for an Intersectional Phenomenology forthcoming from Northwestern University Press in 2018, and a monograph exploring narrations of bodily pain and disability in contemporary memoir entitled Painography: Metaphor and the Phenomenology of Chronic Pain.