Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

Ann V. Murphy

B.A. Grinnell College 1996
Ph.D. University of Memphis 2002


Assistant Professor of Philosophy

441 E. Fordham Rd
Collins Hall Room 115
Bronx, NY 10458
718.817.3321 |

My research interests lie principally with the themes of embodiment and violence.  I recently completed my first book manuscript, entitled Violence and the Philosophical Imaginary (forthcoming with SUNY Press), which examines the proliferation of images of violence in philosophical writing on embodiment and identity, particularly in the tradition of Continental feminist theory. 

Primary Research Interests:

  • Feminist Theory
  • 20th Century Continental Philosophy
  • Philosophies of Violence and Nonviolence
  • Social and Political Philosophy

Courses Taught:
Gender, Power and Justice
Race and Moral Recognition
Contemporary French Philosophy
Philosophical Ethics
Ethical Dimensions of Contemporary Social Problems
Graduate Seminar: Merleau-Ponty and his Critics
Graduate Seminar: French Feminism


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