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). 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.
Teaching and Research Interests
political theory; feminist theory; continental philosphy; psychoanalysis; Rousseau studies; Englightenment thought; theories of subjectivity
B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1989 M.A., New School for Social Research, 1996 Ph.D., New School for Social Research, 2010