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Fanny Söderbäck, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Philosophy


   Fanny Söderbäck, Ph.D.

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Fanny Söderbäck is Assistant Professor in the Philosophy Department, having joined the department as a Visiting Assistant Professor in 2010. She received her Ph.D. in Philosophy from the New School for Social Research in 2010, where she wrote a dissertation entitled “Time for Change: On Time and Difference in the Work of Kristeva and Irigaray.” Her area of expertise is Feminist Philosophy, especially French Feminism, but she has published work on topics such as Greek tragedy, motherhood, the question of time, and the subversive potential of eating disorders. Her current research includes feminist understandings of the categories of space and time, a project on the relationship between art and politics, and an interrogation into the ambiguous nature of bodily boundaries. Fanny has edited Feminist Readings of Antigone (SUNY Press, 2010), and is a co-editor of the volume Undutiful Daughters: New Directions in Feminist Thought and Practice (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012). With a background in Comparative Literature and Journalism, Fanny worked as a freelancing art and literary critic for many years, and her research often lies at the intersection between Philosophy and other disciplines. At Siena, she is the co-chair of Diversity Action Committee (DAC), which works to effect positive change within the Siena community concerning issues related to diversity. 


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