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Fanny Söderbäck

  • Associate Professor
  • PhD​
  • Philosophy
  • Faculty
  • 773-325-4883
  • ​2352 N. Clifton, Suite 150, Office 5


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.

Her book Revolutionary Time: On Time and Difference in Kristeva and Irigaray, which treats the role of time as it appears in the work of French feminist thinkers Julia Kristeva and Luce Irigaray, is forthcoming with SUNY Press. Fanny 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 Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy, Journal of Speculative Philosophy, and Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society. Fanny is the co-founder and co-director of the Kristeva Circle.

Current research projects include a monograph on the Italian feminist thinker Adriana Cavarero, and a project that puts into conversation Julia Kristeva and Gloria Anzaldúa around issues of foreignness and strangeness. 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.

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