Cisneros Returns to Join Philosophy Faculty

Written by Laura Paskin
April 10, 2015

Alumna Natalie Cisneros '05 joins the faculty in the Philosophy Department, effective September 1, 2015. Cisneros comes to the College of Arts and Sciences from Pennsylvania State University where she is the 2014-15 Alain Locke Research Fellow, and Gettysburg College, where she has been an Assistant Professor of Philosophy since 2013. She received her PhD from Vanderbilt University in August 2012.

Cisneros's scholarship focuses on social and political philosophy, feminist philosophy, 20th-century continental philosophy, and Latin American philosophy. Along with co-editing a two-part special project of Radical Philosophy Review, her recent publications include "Criminal Masculinity: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in the Age of Mass Incarceration," in Philosophy Imprisoned: The Love of Wisdom in the Age of Mass Incarceration (Lexington Press 2014), and "Alien Sexuality: Race, Maternity and Citizenship," in Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy (Spring 2013). Her book chapter, "Resisting Massive Elimination: Foucault, Immigration, and the GIP," in Active Intolerance: Critical Essays on Foucault and the Prisons Information Group (Palgrave), is due out later this year.

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