Monique Roelofs, associate professor of philosophy, holds a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland; an M.A. from the University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands; and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Pembroke Center at Brown University.
She teaches and writes at the intersection of European, analytical, and postcolonial philosophies with a special focus on aesthetics; the philosophy of art and culture; feminist philosophy; and critical race theory.
She has published articles on the aesthetics of race and nation, the gendered detail, forms of address, beauty, anti-essentialisms, and other subjects pertaining to the connections between aesthetics, politics, and difference.
She is at work on a book, presently entitled The Cultural Promise of the Aesthetic. She is also co-authoring Reclaiming the Aesthetic in Latin America (with Norman Holland), and is the editor of Aesthetics and Race: New Philosophical Perspectives, a special volume of Contemporary Aesthetics.
School of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies
HACU-0163: The Body in Contemporary Philosophy (Spring 2013)
HACU-0281: Paradoxes of the Aesthetic: From Schiller to the Present (Spring 2013)
HACU-0160: Feminist Philosophy and the Technologies of Race/Gender/Coloniality (Fall 2012)
HACU-0299: Aesthetic Desire and Distaste: The Political Economy of Art (Fall 2012)