Department of Philosophy

DEPARTMENT OF

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Lisa Guenther

Queen’s National Scholar in Political Philosophy and Critical Prison Studies

 

B.A. (Bishop’s), PhD (Toronto)

Specialization: Political Philosophy, Critical Prison Studies, Continental Philosophy, Feminism, Philosophy of Race
E-mail: lisa.guenther@queensu.ca
Website: https://queensu.academia.edu/LisaGuenther'

About

Lisa Guenther is Queen’s National Scholar in Political Philosophy and Critical Prison Studies.  She is the author of Solitary Confinement: Social Death and its Afterlives (2013) and The Gift of the Other: Levinas and the Politics of Reproduction (2007), and co-editor of Death and Other Penalties: Philosophy in a Time of Mass Incarceration (2015) with Geoffrey Adelsberg and Scott Zeman.  Recent publications include “Seeing Like a Cop: A Critical Phenomenology of Whiteness as Property” (in Race as Phenomena, 2019) and “Police, Drones, and the Politics of Perception” (in The Ethics of Policing, forthcoming).  As a public philosopher, Guenther’s work has appeared in The New York Times, The Globe and MailAeon, and CBC’s Ideas. She is a member of the P4W Memorial Collective, and she worked with REACH Coalition in Nashville, Tennessee, from 2012-17.  She is currently working on the relation between prison abolition and decolonization in the context of Canada and the United States.