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Hekman, S.J.

Hekman, S.J.

Susan Hekman, born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA, in 1949. Ph.D. from the University of Washington, Seattle. Professor of Political Science and Director of Graduate Humanities at the University of Texas at Arlington

Fellow (1 September 2010 – 31 January 2011)


During my stay at NIAS I completed the first chapter of my proposed book, “Subject Matters: The Evolution of the Subject in Feminist Theory”. The book will be an analysis of the major contributions to the development of the subject in feminist theory from the mid-twentieth century to the present. The first chapter, an analysis of the path-breaking work of Simone de Beauvoir, defines the themes that will be pursued in subsequent chapters. After completing this chapter I sketched out the outline of the entire book, mapping the organization of the chapters and the theses that I will develop. While in residence I delivered two invited speeches at universities in the Netherlands, conducted a master class at one of them, and delivered a paper at a conference in Budapest.

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