Gayle M. Salamon

Gayle M. Salamon
Assistant Professor

Gayle Salamon is Assistant Professor of English and Charles H. McIlwain University Preceptor 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, 20th Century Continental philosophy, psychoanalysis, 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’ (edited by Athena Athanasiou and Elena Tzelepis. SUNY Press, 2010) and  “The Phenomenology of Rheumatology:  Disability, Merleau-Ponty, and the Fallacy of Maximal Grip” in Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy. 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.