CLAIRE KATZ | Professor
Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Memphis, 1999
Research Interests: Contemporary French Philosophy, Feminist Theory, Modern Jewish Thought, Philosophy of Education, and Philosophy of Religion
Current Course Schedule
PHIL 489/689-501/WGST 401-900. Feminist Theory. MW 8:45-10:00. YMCA 109.
WGST 680-600. Theories of Gender. MW 8:45-10:00. YMCA 109.
Office Hours: by appointment
Claire Katz works on contemporary continental philosophy, philosophy of education, ethics, philosophy of religion, and modern Jewish thought. Her work focuses on the intersection of philosophy and religion, with specific interests in contemporary French philosophy and French feminist theory. She is the author of Levinas, Judaism, and the Feminine: The Silent Footsteps of Rebecca (Indiana 2003) and the editor of Emmanuel Levinas: Critical Assessments vol. 1-4 (Routledge, 2005). She regularly teaches courses in Gender and Religion and Feminist theory and she has written extensively on feminist theory, philosophy of religion, philosophy of education, and Emmanuel Levinas's ethical project. Her current book length project, tentatively titled, Beyond the Cave: The Paradox of Education and the Return to Jewish Wisdom, explores and responds to theories of education as they emerged in the history of philosophy (e.g., Plato, Locke, Rousseau, Dewey). Her response turns to modern Jewish thought and its alternative views of subjectivity and ethics in order to challenge our current models of education.