Gayle Salamon specializes in phenomenology, gender and queer theory, critical theory and visual culture. She is the author of Assuming a Body: Transgender and Rhetorics of Materiality (Columbia University Press, 2010) on embodiment and transgender subjectivity. Recent articles include “Transfeminism and the Future of Women’s Studies” in Women’s Studies on the Edge, (Joan Scott, ed., Duke University Press, 2008) and “Justification and Queer Method, or: Leaving Philosophy” in Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, Vol 24 No. 1, Winter 2009. She is currently at work on Chronic Pain and the Language of the Self, a manuscript exploring narrations of bodily pain in contemporary memoir.
Respondent: Professor Ahmed Ragab.