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Mary Jeanne Larrabee

PhD, University of Toronto


Dr. Larrabee completed graduate degrees at Indiana University, Bloomington, and The University of Toronto. She served as Director of DePaul's Women's Studies Program in the mid-eighties and is currently Director of DePaul's Peace, Justice & Conflict Studies Program. She edited An Ethic of Care, has published articles in phenomenology, Husserl studies, feminism, Asian philosophy, and gender studies, and is currently researching theories of the self within multiply cultural contexts and comparative spiritual practices. She has taught courses in feminist ethics, epistemology, and peace studies; Husserl's time theory, Ideas, Crisis, and genetic phenomenology; theories of subjectivity; postmodernism; logic; and Asian philosophies (Hinduism and Buddhism).

Her most recent work includes:  “Bodies and More Bodies,” Analecta Husserliana (2006); “I Know What a Slave Knows: Mary Prince’s Epistemology of Resistance,” Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal (2006); “The Desire before Desiring: Deleuze, Husserl, and Zen Buddhism,” Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy Forum Online (2007); “Between a Rock and a Soft Place: Finding Creativity in the Face of Oppression,” Analecta Husserliana (2011); and “A Love Knowing Nothing: Zen Meets Kierkegaard,” in Buddhist Ethics 22 (2015).

Dr. Larrabee has given presentations recently at the following conferences:  the International Focusing Conference in Switzerland (May 2013), the Comparative and Continental Philosophy Circle in Santa Barbara (March 2014); the Peace and Justice Studies Association in San Diego (Oct. 2014), and the Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy (Nov. 2014).  She is also bringing workshops on psychosocial wellness and resilience through focusing and dramatic arts to organizations, community counselors, and tent camp residents in Haiti (from April 2010 through March 2015) as part of a Worldwide Vincentian Family service project, as well as to teenagers at Chicago’s Precious Blood Center for Reconciliation.

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