Ruthanne Crapo Kim
Ruthanne Kim is a tenured faculty member with the Department of Philosophy at Minneapolis College. She completed her PhD in Philosophy at the Free University of Amsterdam and is currently a Just Transformations Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow. She is the recipient of the Irigaray Circle’s 2017 Karen Burke Memorial Prize and was named a 2020 Minnesota State Board of Trustees Educator of the Year.
Her primary research interests include Continental Philosophy, Critical Philosophy of Race, Social and Political Theory, and Feminist Theory. Her research circulates around questions of phenomenology, identity, and difference. She is co-editor of Horizons of Difference: Rethinking Space, Place, and Identity with Irigaray (2022) and is completing a monograph on Édouard Glissant with an analysis of his work in relation to themes of time and temporality. Her research has a dual focus of reading Continental Philosophy with those who have challenged and shaped the tradition, while questioning what has been omitted, covered over, or remained productively outside its borders. In her recent work, she turns to Caribbean, Black Feminist, Latina/x Feminist, and Indigenous Studies to rethink ethical-socio-political concerns, such as environmental justice, global inequality, racial reparations, immigration, and American military violence.