Shannon Winnubst is a core faculty and an associate professor at the Department of Woman’s, Gender and Sexual Studies at Ohio State University. Her current work offers a Foucauldian and Lacanian analysis of the conceptual transformations of social difference and ethics underway in the social rationality of neoliberalism, with a particular emphasis on the history of ‘cool.’ Recent and forthcoming publications related to this work include:
“The Queer Thing about Neoliberal Pleasure: A Foucauldian Warning,” Foucault Studies: Foucault and Queer Theory (14) 2012, 79-97
“The Missing Link: Homo Economicus (Reading Foucault and Bataille Together),” Blackwell Companion to Foucault, eds. Chris Falzon, Timothy O’Leary and Jana Sawicki (Blackwell: 2013)
“Sacrifice as Ethics: The Strange Religiosity of Neoliberalism,” in Negative Ecstasies: Georges Bataille and the Study of Religion, eds. Kent L. Brintnall and Jeremy Biles (under review)
I am also the co-editor, with Lynne Huffer at Emory, of philoSOPHIA: A Journal of Continental Feminism. http://www.sunypress.edu/t-Journals.aspx
Older selected publications focusing on specific themes and intersections in the fields of queer theory, race theory, feminist theory, and twentieth century French theory include:
Queering Freedom (Indiana UP: 2006)
Reading Bataille Now, Editor(Indiana UP: 2006) (2007 Choice Outstanding Title)
“Temporality in Queer Theory and Continental Philosophy,” Philosophy Compass, 5 (2) 2010, 136-146
“What if the law is written in a porno book?” Gilles Deleuze: The Intensive Reduction, ed. Constantin Boundas (Continuum Press: 2009)
« Is the Mirror Racist? Interrogating the Space of Whiteness,” Philosophy & Social Criticism (30: 1) Winter 2004: 25-50.
“Vampires, Anxieties and Dreams: Race and Sex in the Contemporary United States,” Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy(18:3) Fall 2003: 1-20.
“Exceeding Hegel and Lacan: Different Fields of Pleasure Within Foucault and Irigaray,” Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy (14:1) Winter 1999: 13-37.