Gayle Salamon

Visiting Scholar 2012

gayle_salamon_0Gayle Salamon is Assistant Professor of English and the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies at Princeton University, where she was the Cotsen LGBT Postdoctoral Fellow in the Princeton Society of Fellows from 2005-2008. Her research interests include phenomenology, gender and queer theory, psychoanalysis, contemporary Continental philosophy and visual culture. She is the author of Assuming a Body: Transgender and Rhetorics of Materiality (Columbia University Press, 2010), winner of the 2010 Lambda Literary Award in LGBT Studies. Recent articles include “Sameness, Alterity, Flesh: Luce Irigaray and the Place of Sexual Undecidability” in Re-Writing Difference: Luce Irigaray and “The Greeks” (eds. Athena Athanasiou and Elena Tzelepis, SUNY Press, 2010), “The Phenomenology of Rheumatology: Disability, Merleau-Ponty, and the Fallacy of Maximal Grip” in Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy and “Here are the Dogs: Class in Theory,” in the Twentieth Anniversary issue of differences. She is currently at work on two manuscripts, one exploring narrations of bodily pain and disability in contemporary memoir entitled Painography: Metaphor and the Phenomenology of Chronic Pain and a second analyzing the murder of 15 year old Lawrence King.