Emory Bound

As Emory University’s philosophy department just announced on its website, I’m joining the faculty there this coming fall.  As an associate professor of philosophy I will continue my work as a public philosopher and my research in democratic theory, feminist philosophy, ethics, contemporary European philosophy, and pragmatism. It’s an honor and a privilege to be joining this incredibly productive faculty that values pluralism and the history of philosophy.  Emory’s philosophy department is a model for what a philosophy department can be.

All this makes the prospect of once again packing up and moving a household and a zillion books okay.

By Noelle McAfee

I am professor of philosophy at Emory University and editor of the Kettering Review. My latest book, Fear of Breakdown: Politics and Psychoanalysis, explores what is behind the upsurge of virulent nationalism and intransigent politics across the world today. My other writings include Democracy and the Political Unconscious; Habermas, Kristeva, and Citizenship; Julia Kristeva; and numerous articles and book chapters. Edited volumes include Standing with the Public: the Humanities and Democratic Practice and a special issue of the philosophy journal Hypatia on feminist engagements in democratic theory. I am also the author of the entry on feminist political philosophy in the online Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy and well into my next book project on democratic public life.

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