Dr. Laura Hengehold
Associate Professor of Philosophy & Chair
History of Philosophy
Social and Political Philosophy
Contemporary Continental Philosophy
Laura Hengehold received her Ph.D. from Loyola University of Chicago in 2000. She teaches and researches on political philosophy and feminist philosophy, using perspectives influenced by Continental philosophy and psychoanalysis. Many of her essays explore the relationship between language and the lived experience of embodiment. She is especially intrigued by the way in which political conflict over the right to speak in different situations shapes women's experience of their own bodies as active forces or passive obstacles to joy.
Phil 316/416 African Political Thought MWF 2-2:50 p.m.
This course offers an introduction to pre-colonial, anti-colonial, and post-colonial political and legal philosophers from the African continent. Topics will include the status of the nation-state, challenges posed by ethnic diversity and international economics, ethical analyses and responses to problems of war and corruption, changes in media and the public sphere, and gender, sexuality and education. Films and guest lectures by African scholars will round out the texts and discussion with real life examples.
Jean Godefroy Bidima, Law and the African Public Sphere: La Palabre and Other Writings, edited and translated by Laura Hengehold. Forthcoming, Indiana University Press, 2013.
2013. "Rawlsian and Deleuzian Approaches to the Imaginary Domain." Journal of Speculative Philosophy 27(3), special SPEP Supplement, 308-321.
2013. "The Fabric of the World: Deleuze on Fetishism and Generative Time Images." Angelaki: Theoretical Journal of the Humanities 18(2), 127-141.
2013. "Between Bodies and Pleasures: A Territory Without a Domain." Foucault Studies 15 (Feb), 148-163.
2012. "Post-War Women: Reflections on Survivorship and Reconciliation." Journal on African Philosophy 5, 40-58.
2012. "Interrupting the Economy of Miracles: African Sovereignty in/and Empire." Philosophy and Social Criticism 39(1), 99-113.
2012. "Continental Philosophy" in Lincoln Library of Essential Information, 44th Edition, ed. Timothy L. Gall, 17-24.
2011. "Introduction" to "Que Peut la Littérature?" in Beauvoir's Literary Writings, ed. Margaret Simons. Urbana, Chicago, and Springfield: University of Illinois Press, 191-196.
2011. "Lynn Huffer's Mad for Foucault: An Analysis of Historical Eros?" PhiloSOPHIA: A Journal of Continental Feminism, 1(2).
2011. "When Safety Becomes a Duty: Gender, Loneliness, and Citizenship for Urban Women."Women's Studies Quarterly: Special Issue SAFE, 39 (1/2), 48-69.
2009. "Sorcellerie, subjectivation, et souveraineté: Foucault au Cameroon." Trans. Gérard Wormser. In "Un Monde en Noir et Blanc: Amitiés Postcoloniales," ed. Seloua Luste Boulbina, "Sens Public" 10, June, 97-111. English version online at www.sens-public.org .
2007. The Body Problematic: Foucault and Kant on Political Imagination. Pennsylvania State University Press.
Laura Hengehold is a contributing member to the French and Francophone Studies Interdisciplinary Program. She also is a contributing member to the Women and Gender Studies Program and serves on their Advisory Committee.
Clark Hall Room 203A-(216) 368-2633. To contact, please email:firstname.lastname@example.org