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Katherine Davies

Katherine Davies

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

During the 23-24 academic year, I am on research leave to complete a Residential Fellowship at the National Humanities Center.

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Professional Preparation

Doctorate - Philosophy
Emory University - 2017
Master's - Philosophy
Emory University - 2015
Bachelor's - Philosophy, German Studies, and Music
Whitman College - 2010

Research Areas

Continental Philosophy
Feminist Philosophy
History of Philosophy
Philosophy of Art and Literature
Social and Political Philosophy


Forthcoming: “Hyland’s Platonic Dialogue with Heidegger’s Conversations” in Drew Hyland's Festschrift, Brill. - Book Chapter
Forthcoming: “Anzaldúa’s Revolutionary Self-Writing” in Politics and Minor Literature: Transcultural Interventions in Deleuze and Guattari’s Account of Minor Literature, Brill. - Book Chapter
Forthcoming: "Antigone's (Poetic, Queer) Death: Heidegger, Butler, and Mortality" in Heidegger, Dasein, and Gender: Thinking the Unthought, Rowman & Littlefield 2024 - Book Chapter
Heidegger's Conversations: Toward a Poetic Pedagogy. Albany: State University of New York Press. 2024 - Book
“Heidegger’s Conversational Pedagogy” in Research in Phenomenology Volume 52, Issue 3 (Fall 2022): 399-424. 2022 - Journal Article
“The Architecture of Appearance: Arendt’s Feminism and Guatemala’s Private City” in Arendt Studies Volume 4 (Fall 2020): 53-82.  2020 - Journal Article
“Heidegger’s Reading(s) of the Phaedrus” in Studia Phaenomenologica Volume XX (Fall 2020): 191-221. 2020 - Journal Article
“When Home Isn’t: Feminist Philosophy and the U.S. Foster Care System” for the American Philosophical Association Women in Philosophy Blog, October, 2019. 2019 - Academic Blog


Philosophy in Media Fellow - Marc Sanders Foundation [2024]
National Humanities Center Residential Fellowship, Philip L. Quinn Fellowship 23-24 - The National Humanities Center [2023]
American Philosophical Association Diversity Institute Alumni Fund Travel Award (X6) - The American Philosophical Association [2022]
Genice Rabe Travel Award - History and Philosophy Track, UTD [2019]
Minor Teaching Project Grant - Center for Teaching Excellence, Miami University [2018]
Emory Writing Center Dissertation Completion Fellowship - Emory University [2016]
Emory University Laney Graduate School Fellowship - Emory University [2011]
Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Germany (Declined) - Fulbright [2011]
Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst Summer University Course Grant - DAAD, Freie Universität Berlin [2010]
Iris Marion Young Diversity Scholar - The Rock Ethics Institute, Penn State [2009]


Assistant Professor
University of Texas at Dallas [2018–Present]
Visiting Assistant Professor
Miami University of Ohio [2017–2018]
Graduate Instructor
Emory University [2013–2017]


When Home Isn't: Theorizing the Family Policing System
Monograph in progress
"Making-Kin: In the Wake of Family Policing"
Chapter for edited volume in preparation
“A Critical Phenomenology of Family Policing”
Article in preparation


Toward a Critical Phenomenology of Foster Care
“Just Theory Lecture Series” invited speaker at University at Buffalo
Abolition Feminism and the Family Policing System
SPEP 62nd Annual Conference, Rochester Institute of Technology
Feminism(s) and Foster Care
Gender Studies Lecture, University of Texas at Dallas
Commentator on Ian Moore’s Book: Dialogue on the Threshold: Heidegger and Trakl
Book Panel Contribution, Heidegger Circle 58th Annual Conference, Trinity College
A Genealogy of Racialized Family Separations
Critical Genealogies 5th Annual Workshop, Syracuse University

Additional Information

Upcoming Course Offerings (subject to change)
Fall 2024:
Graduate Seminar "Feminist and Queer Theory"
Undergraduate Course "Feminist Philosophy"

Spring 2025:
Undergraduate Course "Confronting Death"
Undergraduate Course "TBD"

Fall 2025:
Graduate Seminar "(Critical) Phenomenology"
Undergraduate Course "Phenomenology" 

News Articles

Marc Sanders Foundation Names 44 Philosophy in Media Fellows
2024 Philosophy in Media Fellowship Annoucement
Featured Research: Addressing Legacies of Injustice and the Effects of Bondage
Two AHT Faculty Members Earn Highly Sought-After Fellowships
Philosophers among New National Humanities Center Fellows


Center for Values in Science, Medicine, and Technology
Affiliated Faculty Member
Center for US-Latin America Initiatives
Faculty Associate
Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies
Affiliated Faculty