Kathryn Gines to Join Philosophy Faculty

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gines.jpgProfessor Kathryn Gines will join the philosophy faculty at Penn State in Fall 2008. In 2008-09 she will be a Philosophy and Africana Research Center Post-doctorate Fellow and beginning fall 2009 she will be an Assistant Professor in Philosophy. 

Professor Gines’s primary research and teaching interests lie in Continental philosophy, Africana Philosophy, and Philosophy of Race and Gender, and she focuses on figures such as Hannah Arendt, Jean-Paul Sartre, Franz Fanon, and Anna Julia Cooper. 

For more information on Professor Gines, click here. 

Professor Gines has published articles on race thinking in Arendt’s work, questions of assimilation, and sex and sexuality in contemporary hip-hop, and she currently is working on two monographs entitled Rethinking France: Racism, Colonialism, and Violence and Hannah Arendt and the "Negro Question." 

In 2007, Professor Gines organized the first annual Collegium of Black Women Philosophers.  Last year, the Collegium received excellent press coverage here in the Philadelphia Inquirer and here in the Chronicle of Higher Education during its inaugural conference in the spring of 2007.  The next meeting of the Collegium will be held at Penn State University in spring 2009.

The Lyceum asked Professor Gines to comment on how she feels about joining the department.  Here is what she said:

I am delighted to be joining the Philosophy Department at Penn State University. I appreciate this department’s commitment to the history of philosophy and the fact that it offers a curriculum designed to promote discourse across philosophical traditions and international borders. Furthermore, I look forward to participating in and contributing to a program that is committed to an inclusive model for doing philosophy.

We are very excited to welcome Kathryn to the department.

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