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Fanny Söderbäck

  • Assistant Professor
  • PhD​​

  • Philosophy
  • Faculty
  • 773-325-4883
  • ​2352 N. Clifton, Suite 150, Office 10


PhD New School for Social Research (2010)


Fanny received her PhD from the New School for Social Research, and taught philosophy for several years at Siena College upstate New York. She teaches and conducts research in the area of Feminist Philosophy, especially French Feminism. Her research is focused on questions of temporality, embodiment, subjectivity, and birth.
She has edited Feminist Readings of Antigone (SUNY Press, 2010) and is a co-editor of the volume Undutiful Daughters: New Directions in Feminist Thought and Practice (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012). She is also the editor of a special issue of philoSOPHIA: A Journal of Continental Feminism on the topic of birth. Her work has appeared in scholarly journals such as Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, Journal of Speculative Philosophy, and Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy. She is also the co-director of the Kristeva Circle, which hosts a yearly conference on the work of French philosopher and psychoanalyst Julia Kristeva.
Fanny is working on a book manuscript titled Revolutionary Time, which treats the role of time as it appears in the work of French feminist thinkers Julia Kristeva and Luce Irigaray. Other current research projects include an essay on the role of birth in the work of Italian political thinker Adriana Cavarero, and a project on the ambiguous nature of bodily boundaries, focusing specifically on transnational surrogacy. With a background in Comparative Literature and Journalism, Fanny worked as a freelancing art and literary critic for many years, and her research often lies at the intersection between philosophy and other disciplines.