Emily Parker

Assistant Professor

Education

Ph.D., Philosophy, Emory University, 2009

Areas of Expertise

Contemporary French Philosophy
Feminist Philosophy and Theory
Social and Political Philosophy

Emily Anne Parker’s area of research is contemporary French philosophy. Her work has appeared in Political Theory, Hypatia, philoSOPHIA, Philosophy Today, Southern Journal of Philosophy, and Trans-Humanities, and English Language Notes. Professor Parker has recently edited a special issue of the Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology on Luce Irigaray and published an essay that reads precarity in the later work of Judith Butler as a helpful revision of Irigaray's philosophy of sexual difference. With Anne van Leeuwen (James Madison University), Parker is the co-editor of Differences: Rereading Beauvoir and Irigaray (Oxford University Press 2017). At Towson, Professor Parker teaches courses in the Departments of Philosophy & Religious Studies (PHIL 101: Introduction to Philosophy; PHIL 204: Philosophy of Race, Class, and Gender; PHIL 260: Philosophy of the Prison Industrial Complex; PHIL 332: Feminist Philosophy; PHIL 460: Philosophy and the Anthropocene) and Women’s & Gender Studies (WMST 231: Women in Perspective; WMST 607: Advanced Feminist Theory).

Selected Publications

  • 2018. “On ‘The Body’ and the Human-Ecology Distinction: Reading Frantz              Fanon After Bruno Latour.” philoSOPHIA: A Journal of Continental Feminism 8.2: 59-84. [Available here.]
  • 2018. “The Human as Double Bind: Sylvia Wynter and the Genre of ‘Man.’”            SPEP, Journal of Speculative Philosophy 32.3: 439-449. [Available here.]
  • 2017. Co-author with Rachel Jones. "The Anthropocene and Elemental Multiplicity." English Language Notes, special issue entitled Environmental Trajectories: Modes, Debates, Reconfigurations 55.1-2. [Available here.]
  • 2017. Co-editor with Anne van Leeuwen. Differences: Rereading Beauvoir and Irigaray. [Available here.]
  • 2017. “Precarity and Elemental Difference: On Butler’s Re-writing of Irigarayan Difference.” Political Theory 45. 3: 319-341. [Available here.]
  • 2016. “Resisting Individuality.” In Passion in Philosophy: Essays in Honor of Alphonso Lingis. Edited by Randolph Wheeler. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
  • 2016. “Sexual Violence as Derivatization.” In Desire, Love, and Identity: A Textbook for the Philosophy of Sex and Love. Edited by Gary Foster. Don Mills: Oxford University Press Canada.
  • 2015. “Cultivating a Living Belonging: An Interview with Luce Irigaray.” Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 46.2: 109-116.
  • 2015. “Singularity in Beauvoir’s The Ethics of Ambiguity.” Southern Journal of Philosophy 53.1: 1-16. [Available here.]
  • 2014. “Beyond Discipline: On the Status of Bodily Difference in Philosophy.” philoSOPHIA: A Journal of Continental Feminism 4.2: 222-228.