Dr. Erin C. Tarver

Contact Info

Office: Cleveland 214
Phone: (540) 568-7648
Fax: (540) 568-8072

Website: http://erinctarver.squarespace.com/


M.A. Boston College

Ph.D. Vanderbilt University


Dr. Tarver specializes in feminist philosophy in the post-structuralist and American pragmatist traditions, and is particularly concerned with the function of gender, race and other social phenomena in the experience of subjectivity and agency. She is currently working on a philosophical account of the practice of sports fandom in the United States, as well as an edited volume on feminist readings of the 19th century pragmatist, William James.

Selected Publications:

"New Forms of Subjectivity: Theorizing the Relational Self with Foucault and Alcoff," Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, vol. 26. no. 4. 2011.

"Rethinking Intersectionality: Michelle Obama, Presumed Subjects and Constitutive Privilege," PhiloSOPHIA: A Journal of Continental Feminist Philosophy vol. 1. no. 2 2011.

"Particulars, Practices and Pragmatic Feminism: Breaking Rules and Rulings with William James," Journal of Speculative Philosophy 24:1. 2008.