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Shannon Winnubst

Ohio State University

Professor Shannon Winnubst is associate professor in the Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the Ohio State University. She earned her Ph.D. from the Pennsylvania State University in 1994. Professor Winnubst has written on the topics of queer theory, race theory, feminist theory, and psychoanalysis. She is the author of Queering Freedom and editor of Reading Bataille Now. Her current work inquires into the conceptual transformations of social difference and ethics underway in the social rationality of neoliberalism, especially as diagnosed by Foucault in his 1979 lectures.  In addition to several articles, she is completing a book manuscript on this research, currently titled The Biopolitics of Cool: Neoliberalism, Difference and Ethics.