Gayle Salamon

Gayle Salamon
Associate Professor

 Ph.D. Rhetoric, UC Berkeley. Gayle Salamon is Associate Professor of English and Gender and Sexuality Studies. She works in phenomenology,  queer and trans theory, feminist philosophy, 20th Century Continental philosophy,  psychoanalysis, and disability studies.  Her book Assuming a Body: Transgender and Rhetorics of Materiality (Columbia University Press, 2010) was winner of the 2011 Lambda Literary Award in LGBT Studies.  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 classroom murder of 15-year-old L. King.  

Selected Publications:

Assuming a Body:  Transgender and Rhetorics of Materiality, Columbia University Press, 2010

The Life and Death of Latisha King:  A Critical Phenomenology, under contract, NYU Press "Sexual Cultures" series

“Passing Period," Phenomenology and Performance, edited by Jon Foley Sherman, Eirini Nedelkopoulou and Maaike Bleeker. Routledge, 2015

"An Ethics of Transsexual Difference:  Luce Irigaray and the Place of Sexual Undecidability," The Transgender Studies Reader 2, Routledge, 2013

 “The Phenomenology of Rheumatology:  Disability, Merleau-Ponty, and the Fallacy of Maximal Grip,” Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy 27.2, 2012

“Rethinking Gender:  Judith Butler and Feminist Philosophy” (7000 words) entry for The History of Continental Philosophy  (General Editor:  Alan Schrift, Volume editor:  Todd May) Acumen Press, 2010

“Here are the Dogs:  Class in Theory,” differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies, Twentieth Anniversary Issue 21(1) 2010, 169-177.

“Justification and Queer Method, or, Leaving Philosophy” Hypatia:  A Journal of Feminist Philosophy.  Volume 24, Number 1, Winter 2008

“’The Place Where Life Hides Away’: Merleau-Ponty, Franz Fanon and the Location of Bodily Being,” differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies, 17.2, Fall 2006. 96-112.