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Rosanne Kennedy

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

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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

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


2017 Spring

Transfer Student Research Seminar: The Politics of Work

Democracy and Difference

2017 Fall

First-Year Writing Seminar: The Politics of Home: Gender, Race, Class and Kinship

"Woman" and the Political

2016 Spring

Democracy and Difference