B.A. History, University of California, Berkeley, 1989 M.A. Politics, New School for Social Research, 1996 Ph.D. Politics, 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, and Rousseau studies. 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. Her new book project, The Politics of Home: The New Domesticity and the Resurgence of Craft, 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. She is especially interested in the leaky and porous boundaries between the intimate and the public, the longing for attachment alongside the desire to remain detached (refusing recognition and interpellation) and renewed interests in the haptic as a mode of thinking. At Gallatin, she teaches courses on democracy, the politics of home and the politics of work, and feminist political theory.
Teaching and Research Interests
political theory; feminist theory; continental philosphy; psychoanalysis; Rousseau studies; Englightenment thought; theories of subjectivity