Monique Roelofs, associate professor of philosophy, received an M.A. from the Radboud University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands, a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, and was a postdoctoral fellow in the Pembroke Center at Brown University.
Bringing together European, analytical, and postcolonial philosophy, her teaching and writing focus on aesthetics, the philosophy of art and culture, feminist philosophy, and critical race theory. The author of The Cultural Promise of the Aesthetic (Bloomsbury, 2014), she currently is completing a book on address. In her research, she explores the complex mix of meanings aesthetic experience weaves into cultural existence. Her publications include inquiries into the aesthetics of race and nation, the gendered detail, distaste, beauty, and anti-aesthetic strategies in the arts.
Roelofs is editor of Aesthetics and Race: New Philosophical Perspectives, a special volume of Contemporary Aesthetics. She is collaborating with Norman S. Holland on 'Never Stop the Presses': Anachronism and Aesthetics in Latin America.
Professor Roelofs will be on sabbatical leave for academic year 2013-2014.
School of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies
Recent and Upcoming Courses
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)