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Rosanne Kennedy

Visiting Assistant Professor
(212) 992-6320
411 Laf, Room 364

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Office Hours
Tuesday 11-12:30
Thursday 11-12:30
Friday 10-11

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.

Rosanne Kennedy


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

Recent News


2016 Spring

First-Year Research Seminar: The Politics of Work

Democracy and Difference

2015 Spring

The Politics of Work

Democracy and Difference

2015 Fall

First-Year Interdisciplinary Seminar: The Politics of Home