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Rosanne Kennedy

Rosanne Kennedy

Visiting Assistant Professor
B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1989
M.A., New School for Social Research, 1996
Ph.D., New School for Social Research, 2010

Rosanne Kennedy’s teaching and research interests include modern political theory, contemporary feminist theory and gender studies, continental philosophy, Rousseau Studies, literary theory, and affect theory. Her dissertation, Rousseau and the Perversion of Gender, was awarded the Hannah Arendt prize for the Best Dissertation in Politics from the New School and the Best Dissertation in Women and Politics from the American Political Science Association. Her first book, Rousseau in Drag: Deconstructing Gender , was published by Palgrave in 2012. She has also recently published an essay on the politics of Rousseau’s Reveries of the Solitary Walker , “Rêver de Politique: Les Rêveries du promeneur solitarie” in Philosophie de Rousseau . (Classiques Garnier, 2014). She is currently working on a new book project: The Politics of Home: The New Domesticity and the Resurgence of Craft . This work tracks the affective and political dimensions of meanings of home, domesticity and craft and how such meanings are inflected by not only gender but sexuality, class, and race.


Contact Information

Rosanne Kennedy

Visiting Assistant Professor
411 Laf, Room 364
(212) 992-6320
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Office Hours
Monday 11-1
Wednesday 11-1


2015 Spring

The Politics of Work
Mon,Wed 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Democracy and Difference
Fri 9:30 AM - 12:15 PM

2014 Fall

"Woman" and the Political
Wed 9:30 AM - 12:15 PM

The Self and the Political: Plato to the Present
Fri 9:30 AM - 12:15 PM

2011 Spring

The Enlightenment and Its Legacy
Mon,Wed 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Research and Teaching Interests

political theory; feminist theory; continental philosphy; psychoanalysis; Rousseau studies; Englightenment thought; theories of subjectivity

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