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Department of Philosophy


Why Philosophy? Athena Teaching Student

Overall, philosophy is an excellent part of any student's general University Education. Courses in philosophy can be taken towards several degrees; and virtually all programs of study at SDSU can be enriched by the inclusion of one or more of our courses. Masters programs are offered for students who wish to go on to do graduate study in Philosophy.

Marie Draz

Marie Draz
DePaul University
Assistant Professor


“The Queer Heroics of Butler’s Antigone,” in The Returns of Antigone: Interdisciplinary Essays, eds. Tina Chanter and Sean Kirkland (SUNY Press: July 2015), 205-219.

“Transitional Subjects: Gender, Race, and the Biopolitics of the Real,” in Why Race and Gender Still Matter: An Intersectional Approach, eds. Namita Goswami, Lisa Yount, and Maeve O’Donovan (Pickering & Chatto: 2014), 117-131.

“The Stakes of the Real: Queer Feminism and the Challenge of Critical Trans
Politics,” in American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Philosophy and LGBT Issues 12.2 (Spring 2013), 9-13.

Book Reviews

Making Sense of Intersex by Ellen Feder, Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal (forthcoming December 2015)

Articles in Progress

“Born this Way? Decolonizing Gendered Temporalities” (under review)

“State Birthing Rituals: Naming and the Coloniality of Gender” (in development for presentation at the American Philosophical Association Eastern meeting, January 2016   and journal submission Spring 2016)

“Trans Temporality as Philosophical Method” (in development for presentation at the Trans Experience in Philosophy conference, May 2016, and journal submission Summer 2016)


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