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In 2009, I was appointed Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at California State University, Los Angeles. Please note: I am on academic leave in 2011-2012, while a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Women's and Gender Studies at the University of British Columbia.
I regularly teach cross-listed courses in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies (WGSS), including PHIL/WOMN 413 and WOMN 500. I have offered courses on postcolonial and anti-colonial theory, intersectionality, gendered violence, popular culture, Marx, and critical race feminism.
My research specialization is in Critical Race Feminism, and much of my current research examines the concept of intersectionality, which originates in Black Feminist Thought. Coalitional Identity I am working on a project which examines how conceptualizing social identities as coalitions can point to avenues for collaboration and transformation that essentialist and positivist views of identity foreclose. In 2010, I was awarded a Faculty Research Fellowship by the Center for the Study of Genders and Sexualities which allowed me to conduct archival research at the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Historical Archive in San Francisco. In 2008-2009, I was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre de recherche en éthique de l'Université de Montréal. You can read a short description of my research program here: http://www.creum.umontreal.ca/spip.php?article943
PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
|The Non-performativity of Reconciliation: The Case of “Reasonable Accommodation” in Québec Reconciling Canada: Critical Perspectives on the Culture of Redress, edited by Jennifer Henderson and Pauline Wakeham (University of Toronto Press)||In Press|
|Fanon on Turtle Island: Revisiting the Question of Violence, In Fanon and the Decolonization of Philosophy, edited by Elizabeth Hoppe and Tracey Nicholls. Foreword by Mireille Fanon Mendez-France (Lexington Books/Rowman & Littlefield)||2010|
|The Invisibility of Privilege: A Critique of Intersectional Models of Identity, In Les ateliers de l’éthique: la revue du CRÉUM 3(2). http://www.creum.umontreal.ca/IMG/pdf_03_Anna_Carastathis.pdf||2008|
|Women and Canadian Multiculturalism Guest Editor of Canadian Woman Studies/les cahiers de la femme, 27 (2,3) http://www.cwscf.ca/multiculturalism.html||Spring/Summer 2009|
Ph.D. Philosophy 2009
- McGill University
B.A. Philosophy (Honors) 2003
- University of Alberta