Ellen Feder

Associate Professor
Department of Philosophy and Religion

  • Additional Positions at AU

    Internship Advisor
  • Ellen K. Feder works at the intersection of contemporary continental philosophy and feminist and critical race theory, particularly as these relate to matters of social policy. Family Bonds: Genealogies of Race and Gender applies Foucault's method to thinking about the intersecting "production" of race and gender, that is, how these categories are intelligible as categories, together with the way they come to make sense of us. Her current project, tentatively entitled Disturbing Bodies, extends the analysis to contemporary medical management of "intersex" bodies. Dr. Feder's recent work has been published in the Hastings Center Report, GLQ, and The Lancet. Dr. Feder has also participated in a task force charged with making recommendations about the current diagnosis of Gender Identity Disorder for the forthcoming edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
  • Degrees

    PhD, SUNY Stony Brook; BA, Wesleyan University

  • CAS - Philosophy and Religion
  • Battelle Tompkins - 112
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  • Feminist Ethics and Social Thought (FEAST)


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