U.C. Foundation Professor of Philosophy & Women’s Studies: University of Tennessee at Chattanooga  Areas of specialization: Continental Philosophy (esp. Phenomenology), Philosophy of Psychology, Feminist Theory Areas of competence: Aesthetics, 19th Century Philosophy


Sample Publications:


The Child as Natural Phenomenologist: Primal and Primary Experience in Merleau-Ponty’s Psychology. Evanston, Illinois: Northwestern University Press, 2013.

 Translation: Child Psychology & Pedagogy: Maurice Merleau-Ponty at the Sorbonne, Maurice Merleau-Ponty. Evanston, Illinois: Northwestern University Press, 2010.


Articles & Book Chapters

“Broken Pregnancies: Assisted Reproductive Technology and Temporality.” In Broken Bodies, Edited by Espen Dahl. Routledge, forthcoming.

“Time, Habit, and Imagination in Childhood Play.” In Imagination: Cross-Cultural Philosophical Analyses, Ed. Hans-Georg Moeller and Andrew K. Whitehead. London: Bloomsbury Press, 2019. 141-152.

“Outside the Present: Imagination’s Prehistory in Childhood Dreams and Delusions.” Chiasmi International, 19, 2018, 285-295.

“Meta-Helicopter Parenting: Ambivalence in a Neoliberal World.” In Maternal Ambivalence. Bradford, Ontario: Demeter Press, forthcoming.

“The Adult-Child Relationship in Breastfeeding and Development: A Merleau-Pontian perspective on the existential and social conflicts in childrearing.” Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, 16 (4), 2017, 649–659.

“Many Healths: Nietzsche and Phenomenologies of Illness.” Frontiers of Philosophy in China, 11 (3), 2016: 338-357.

 “Philosophy as Self-Transformation: Shusterman’s Somaesthetics and Dependent Bodies.” The Journal of Speculative Philosophy, 28 (4), 2015, 489-504.

  “Idealism Revisited: Merleau-Ponty’s Early Critique of Science and Psychology.” Self & Society, 41 (3), 2014, 20-27.

  “Fat Eats: A Phenomenology of Decadence, Food, and Health.” In Food and Everyday Life, Ed. Thomas Conroy. New York: Lexington Books, 2014.

 “Unfit Women: Freedom and Constraint in the Pursuit of Health.” Special Issue of Janus Head on Interdisciplinary Feminist Phenomenology, 13, Issue 2, 2013. 58-77.

 “Merleau-Ponty’s Child Psychology.” Berfois. July 12, 2013.  

“The Order of Life: How Phenomenologies of Pregnancy Revise and Reject Theories of the Subject.” In Coming to Life: Philosophies of Pregnancy, Childbirth and Mothering. Eds. Sarah LaChance Adams & Caroline R. Lundquist (Fordham University Press, 2012) 283- 299.

  “Merleau-Ponty on Cultural Schemas and Childhood Drawing.” In Critical Communities and Aesthetic Practices. Eds. Francis Halsall, Julia Jansen, and Sinead Murphy. (Dordrecht, the Netherlands: Springer, 2012.) 37-48.

  “Healthism and the Bodies of Women: Pleasure and discipline in the war against obesity.” The Journal of Feminist Scholarship, 1, Nov., 2011.  

“The Developing Body.” Intertwinings: Merleau-Pontian Reflections on Body, World and Intersubjectivity. Ed. Gail Weiss. (New York: SUNY Press, 2008) 45-59.

 “Child’s Play: Anatomically Correct Dolls and Embodiment.” Human Studies, 30 (3), 2007, 255-267.

 “Primal Experience in Merleau-Ponty’s Philosophy and Psychology.” Radical Psychology, 6 (1), 2007.

“From Gestalt to Structure.” Theory & Psychology, 16 (4), 2006, 527-551.

 “Do Neonates Display Innate Self-Awareness? Why Neonatal Imitation Fails to Provide Sufficient Grounds for Innate Self and Other-Awareness.” Philosophical Psychology, 19 (2), 2006, 221-238.

“The Retentional and the Repressed: Does Freud’s Concept of the Unconscious Threaten Husserlian Phenomenology?” Human Studies, 25 (3), 2002, 165-183.


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