Political scientist and philosopher
A political scientist with a Ph.D. from the Central University of New York (CUNY), Frances is Henry A. and Louise Loeb Professor of Political and Social Science at The New School for Social Research, New York. She is one of the most widely recognised feminist intellectuals in the United States and, in particular, because of her reflections on justice. Her work, which aims to enrich the liberal democratic tradition with contributions from feminism, critical theory and post-structuralism, is also concerned with other issues of political and social theory, including globalisation, cosmopolitanism, identity politics, neoliberalism and the welfare state. She is presently a member of the Collège d’Études Mondiales in Paris, where she is working on a project of rethinking social justice in a globalised world.
Notable among her books are:
- Fortunes of Feminism: From State-Managed Capitalism to Neoliberal Crisis (2013)
- Scales of Justice: Reimagining Political Space in a Globalizing World (2008)
- Redistribution or Recognition? A Political-Philosophical Exchange (2003: co-authored with Axel Honneth)
- Justice Interruptus: Critical Reflections on the "Postsocialist" Condition (1997)
[Last update: November 2014]