Margret Grebowicz

Associate Professor of Philosophy

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Ph.D. Emory University 2001
M.A.  Emory University 1998
B.A. University of Texas at Austin 1994

Areas of Scholarly Expertise and Interest

20th and 21st Century Continental philosophy, critical animal studies, environmental philosophy, gender and sexuality.

Recent Publications/Presentations/Performances

The National Park to Come.  Palo Alto: Stanford University Press (2015).

Beyond the Cyborg: Adventures with Donna Haraway. New York: Columbia University Press (2013). (co-authored with Helen Merrick and with an epilogue by Donna Haraway)

Why Internet Porn Matters. Palo Alto: Stanford University Press (2013).

"Orca Intimacies and Environmental Slow Death: Earthling Ethics for a Claustrophobic World." In S. MacGregor (Ed.), The Routledge International Handbook on Gender and Environment. New York: Routledge (Forthcoming).

"The Internet and the Death of Jazz: Race, Improvisation, and the Crisis of Community." In R. Purcell and R. Randall (Eds.) 21st Century Perspectives on Music, Technology, and Culture: Listening Spaces. Santa Barbara: Praeger (2016).

"Libidinal Ecology: Sex and the Anthropocene (II)."  Public Seminar.  January 26, 2016.

"Animals" and "Phallocentrism." In M. Kimmel, A. Kennedy, and C. Milrod (Eds.), The Cultural Encyclopedia of the Penis. Lanham, Md: AltaMira Press (2014).

"Glacial Time and Lonely Crowds: The Social Effects of Climate Change as Internet Spectacle." Environmental Humanities 5 (2014).

"Can Sustainability Be Domesticated?" in Rereading Jean-François Lyotard: Essays on His Later Works. Ed. Heidi Bickis and Rob Shields. London: Ashgate Press (2012).

"Democracy and Pornography: On Speech, Rights, Privacies, and Pleasures in Conflict." Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy 26:1 (2011).

"When Species Meat: Confronting Bestiality Pornography." Humanimalia 1:2 (2010), reprinted in New Views on Pornography: Sexuality, Politics, and the Law.  Ed. Lynn Comella and Shira Tarrant.  Santa Barbara: Praeger (2014).

Funded Research

Leverhulme Trust Visiting Scholar, University of Dundee, UK, 2009-10

Awards/Significant Accomplishments

I am also the editor of Gender after Lyotard (SUNY, 2007) and SciFi in the Mind's Eye: Reading Science Through Science Fiction (Open Court, 2007), as well as the co-editor of Still Seeking an Attitude: Critical Reflections on the Work of June Jordan (Lexington Books, 2004).  My work on pornography has been written about in various publications, including Times Literary Supplement, La Repubblica, and  I am interested in poetry and an active literary translator from my native Polish, with work published in AGNI, Field, World Literature Today, Poetry International, Third Coast, Dear Sir,, Quarterly West, and Stand Magazine, among other journals. 

I currently serve on the Executive Committee of the International Association for Environmental Philosophy.  On sabbatical leave for 2016-17, I'm working on my forthcoming book, Whale Song (Bloomsbury, 2017) and continuing my research on environmental imagination and wilderness.