Emily Parker

Emily Parker is a professor of philosophy at Towson University. Her area of research is contemporary French philosophy, especially the philosophy of sexual difference. Her work has appeared in Political Theory, Hypatia, philoSOPHIA, Philosophy Today, Southern Journal of Philosophy, and Trans-Humanities, and English Language Notes. Professor Parker has recently edited a special issue of the Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology on Luce Irigaray and published an essay that reads precarity in the later work of Judith Butler as a helpful revision of Irigaray’s philosophy of sexual difference. With Anne van Leeuwen (James Madison University), Parker is the co-editor of Differences: Rereading Beauvoir and Irigaray (Oxford University Press 2017). She is currently working on a book on the philosophy of difference in Bruno Latour, Frantz Fanon, Sylvia Wynter, Luce Irigaray, Judith Butler, and Paul B. Preciado. At Towson, Professor Parker teaches courses in the Departments of Philosophy & Religious Studies (PHIL 101: Introduction to Philosophy; PHIL 204: Philosophy of Race, Class, and Gender; PHIL 260: Philosophy of the Prison Industrial Complex) and Women’s & Gender Studies (WMST 231: Women in Perspective; WMST 607: Advanced Feminist Theory).

Selected Publications
2017. Co-author with Rachel Jones. “The Anthropocene and Elemental Multiplicity.” English Language Notes, special issue entitled Environmental Trajectories: Modes, Debates, Reconfigurations 55.1-2.
2017. Co-editor with Anne van Leeuwen. Differences: Rereading Beauvoir and Irigaray. [Available here.]
2017. “Precarity and Elemental Difference: On Butler’s Re-writing of Irigarayan Difference.” Political Theory 45. 3: 319-341. [Available here.]
2016. “Resisting Individuality.” In Passion in Philosophy: Essays in Honor of Alphonso Lingis. Edited by Randolph Wheeler. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
2016. “Sexual Violence as Derivatization.” In Desire, Love, and Identity: A Textbook for the Philosophy of Sex and Love. Edited by Gary Foster. Don Mills: Oxford University Press Canada.
2015. “Cultivating a Living Belonging: An Interview with Luce Irigaray.” Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 46.2: 109-116.
2015. “Singularity in Beauvoir’s The Ethics of Ambiguity.” Southern Journal of Philosophy 53.1: 1-16.
2014. “Beyond Discipline: On the Status of Bodily Difference in Philosophy.” philoSOPHIA: A Journal of Continental Feminism 4.2: 222-228.

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