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Curriculum Vitae

Mary Caputi

January 2018
Education:
Ph.D., Cornell University, Department of Government, 1988.

Areas of Specialization: Political theory, Contemporary Political Theory,

Feminist Thought

Dissertation Title: “Seeing and Knowing: A Feminist Interpretation

Of Pornography”
M.A., University of Chicago, Committee on International Relations, 1981.

Master’s Thesis: “Antonio Gramsci and Eurocommunism”


B.A., Cornell University, Departments of Government and Romance Studies, 1979.

With Honors and Distinction in French Literature.

Thesis Title: “Jean Giraudoux et les rapports franco-allemands

Best Thesis in a Foreign Language Award, 1979.

Spoken French Award, 1979.

Teaching Appointments:
California State University, Long Beach, Department of Political Science. 1995-present.

Professor.

The University of Venice, Ca’ Foscari, Department of Philosophy. Spring 2009. Visiting

Professor.

Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Department of Political Science. 1991-1995.

Assistant Professor.

Colby College, 1988-1990. Department of Government. Visiting Assistant Professor.

Publications:
Books:
Teaching Marx and Critical Theory in the 21st Century, co-edited with Bryant Sculos. Under contract with Brill Publishing.
Feminism and Power: the Need for Critical Theory. Lexington Books, 2013.
Jacques Derrida and the Future of the Liberal Arts, co-edited with Vincent Del Casino. Continuum Press, 2013.
A Kinder, Gentler America: Melancholia and the Mythical 1950s. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2005.
Voluptuous Yearnings: A Feminist Theory of the Obscene. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 1994.


Articles:
Published Refereed Articles:
“Feminist Interventions into Political Theory: the Power of Supplemental Logic.” Article included in Interpretive Approaches in Political Theory, co-edited by Clement Fatovic and Sean Walsh. Routledge, 2017.
“Deconstruction and Interpretation in Political Theory.” Article co-authored with Sean Walsh included in Interpretive Approaches in Political Theory, co-edited by Clement Fatovic and Sean Walsh. Routledge, 2017.
“Benjamin and the Parisian Cityscape.” Article included in Re-Imagining Public Space: The Frankfurt School and Beyond, co-edited by Diana Boros and James Glass. Palgrave-MacMillan, 2014, 87-105.
“Relativism.” Entry included in The Encyclopedia of Political Thought published by Wiley-Blackwell Publishers, 2014.
“‘The Manly Virtues’: Macaulay’s Influence, Wollstonecraft’s Legacy.” Article included in “Political Ideas of Enlightenment Women: Virtue and Citizenship,” edited by Lisa Curtis-Wendlandt, Paul Gibbard, and Karen Green. Ashgate Publishers, 2013, 173-187.
“Third Wave Feminism, Derridean Ragpicking, and the Liberal Arts.” Article included in Jacques Derrida and the Future of the Liberal Arts, co-edited by Mary Caputi and Vincent Del Casino. Continuum Press, 2013, 122-138.
“Voodoo, Tragedy, Desire: Gayatri Spivak’s ‘Axiomatics of Imperialism.’” Published in Contemporary French and Francophone Studies. Volume 17, Issue 4, 2013, 425-434.
“The Parergonal Politics of Barack Obama.” Published in Philosophy and Social Criticism, Volume 37, 7, September 2011, 823-840.
“Ambivalence and Displacement in Michael Haneke’s Caché.” Paper published electronically as part of the “Cultural Studies Now” Conference proceedings. Conference was held at the University of East London, England, July 19-23, 2007. URL: <http://www.uel.ac.uk/culturalstudiesnow/>

“Uncensored, Unrehearsed: Theodor Adorno and the Performance Art of Cindy Sherman.” In Feminist Interpretations of Theodor Adorno (Re-Reading the Canon), edited by Renee Heberle, The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2006.


“Acting on Behalf of the Other: Simone de Beauvoir and the Case of Djamila Boupacha.” In Simone de Beauvoir’s Political Thinking, edited by Patricia Moynagh and Lori Marso, The University of Illinois Press, 2006, 109-126.
“Ground Zero, an American Origin.” Published in POROI: an Interdisciplinary Journal for Rhetorical Analysis and Interventions, Volume 2, Number 1, August 2003. An on-line journal.
“American Overabundance and Cultural Malaise: Melancholia in Julia Kristeva and Walter Benjamin.” Published in the on-line journal Theory and Event, issue 4.3, Summer 2000.
“Feminine/Feminist Agendas: Theoretical Problems in Current Scholarship.” In Doing Feminism: Teaching and Research in the Academy, edited by Mary Anderson, Lisa Fine, Kathleen Geissler, and Joyce Ladenson. East Lansing, MI: The Women’s Studies Program, in cooperation with Michigan State University Press, 1997, 53-65.
“National Identity in Contemporary Theory.” In Political Psychology, Journal of the International Society of Political Psychology, Volume 17, Number 4, December 1996, 683-694.
“Identity and Non-Identity in Aesthetic Theory.” In differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies, Volume 8, Fall 1996, 128-147.
“El feminismo, el posmodernismo y ‘las filosofías de la violencia’” Published in Abanicos ex-céntricos. Ensayos sobre la mujer en la cultura posmoderna, edited by Teresa Gómez Reus and África Vidal, Salamanca y Alicante: Publicaciones de la Universidad de Alicante, 1995, 21-37.
“The Maternal Metaphor in Feminist Scholarship.” In Political Psychology, Journal of the International Society of Political Psychology, Volume 14, Number 2, June 1993, 309-329.
“Beauvoir and the New Criticism: Humanist Premises and Postmodern Assaults.” In Women and Politics, Volume 11 (1), 1991, 109-121.

Published, Invited/Juried Articles:
“Benjamin in Florence: Unintentional Truth and the Thematics of Restoration.” Berlin Journal of Critical Theory, Volume 1, Number 1, September 2017, 79-91.
“Some Reflections on Art and the Polis.” Published in ArtClash 2016 catalogue, https://issuu.com/artclashfirenze/docs/art_clash_2016_1_/1, 12-17.
“Life on Life’s Terms: Quietism and the misuse of Psychoanalysis.” Published in The Journal for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society, Fall 2002, volume 7, number 2, 241-250.
“Revolutionary Neurotics and the Cunning of Conservatism.” In The Journal for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society, Spring 2000, Volume 5, Number 1, 97-104.
“Decapitation and Male Hysteria: the Death of Nicole Brown Simpson.” In Common Sense, an Alternative Newspaper, The University of Notre Dame, Spring 1994.
“The Abject Maternal: Kristeva’s Theoretical Consistency.” In Women and Language, Volume XVI, Number 2, Fall 1993, 32-37.
“Vulnerability and Power in The Story of O.” In entralogos: A Publication of the Graduate Students of the Department of Romance Studies, Cornell University, 2, 1989, 82-88.

Book Reviews:
Contributor, “A Critical Feminist Exchange: Symposium on Claudia Leeb’s Power and Feminist Agency in Capitalism: Toward a New Theory of the Political Subject (Oxford

University Press, 2017). Forthcoming, Political Theory.


Review of Susan Hekman’s The Feminine Subject, to be published in Politics & Gender, Vol. 12, No. 1, 2016 (online).
Review of Sonia Kruk’s Simone de Beauvoir and the Politics of Ambiguity. Published in Perspectives on Politics, March 2014, Vol. 12, No.1, 205-207.
Review of Kathy E. Ferguson’s Emma Goldman: Political Thinking in the Streets. Published in Political Theory. April 2012; vol. 40, 2: pp. 249-252.
Review of C. Fred Alford’s Psychology and the Natural Law of Reparation. Published in Political Theory, Volume 37, issue 2, 2009, 313-315.
Review of Isaac Balbus’s Mourning and Modernity: Essays in the Psychoanalysis of Contemporary Society. In Political Theory, Volume 35, Number 2, April 2007, 236-238.
Review of Norma Claire Moruzzi’s Speaking Through the Mask: Hannah Arendt and the Politics of Social Identity. Published in Perspectives on Politics, Volume 1, Number 1, March 2003, 174-175.
Review of Nancy C.M. Hartsock’s The Feminist Standpoint Theory Revisited and Other Essays. In American Political Science Review, Volume 94, Number 4, December 2000, 929-930.
Review of Jonathan Hess’s Reconstituting the Body Politic: Enlightenment, Public Culture and the Invention of Aesthetic Autonomy, and Karen O’Brien’s Narratives of Enlightenment: Cosmopolitan History from Voltaire to Gibbon. Published in Eighteenth-Century Studies, Volume 34, Number 1, Fall 2000, 138-141.
Review of Kenneth Hoover’s The Power of Identity: Politics on a New Key. Published in American Political Science Review, June 1998, Volume 92, Number 2, 433-434.
Review of C. Fred Alford’s Group Psychology and Political Theory. Published in The Review of Politics, Summer 1996, 632-634.
Review of Jane Flax’s disputed subjects: essays on psychoanalysis, politics, and philosophy, and of Susan Heckman’s Gender and Knowledge: Elements of a Postmodern Feminism. Published in Women and Politics, Volume 15, Number 4, 1995, 63-66.
Review of Druscilla Cornell’s Beyond Accommodation: Ethical Feminism, Deconstruction, and the Law. Published in Women and Politics, Volume 14, Number 4, 1994, 84-86.
Work in Progress

“Slow Food and the American Dream.” Book project currently underway. This book projects explores the difficulty with which the Slow Food movement integrates itself into American culture.



Refereed Presentations Since 1999:
“An Idiot With a Spoon: Petrini, Adorno, and the Oppositional Politics of Slow Food.” Paper presented at the Western Political Science Association Meetings, San Francisco, March 2018; also presented at the 10th Critical Theory Conference held at John Felice Center of Loyola University, Chicago, Rome, May 2018.
“Recognizing Repressive Desublimation: Antidote to Mindless Syncopation.” Paper presented at the Western Political Science Association Meetings, Vancouver, 2017; also presented at the 9th Critical Theory Conference held at John Felice Center of Loyola University Chicago, Rome, May 2017.
“Unintentional Truth and the Thematics of Restauration.” Paper presented at the 8th Critical Theory Conference held at John Felice Center of Loyola University Chicago, Rome, May 2016.
“Democracy and Trauma.” Paper presented at the Western Political Science Association Meetings, Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas, NV, April 2015.
“Feminist Interventions into Political Theory: the Power of Supplemental Logic.” Paper presented at the Western Political Science Association Meetings, Seattle, WA, Sheraton Towers, April 2014.
“Feminism, Progressivism, and the ‘New Normal.” Paper presented the Western Political Science Association Meetings, Hollywood, CA, Loews Hotel, March 2013. Honorable Mention.
“Voodoo, Tragedy, Desire: Gayatri Spivak’s ‘Axiomatics of Imperialism.’” Paper presented at the Seventh International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Universidad Abat Oliba CEU, Barcelona, Spain, June 2012. 
“Representation, Iconography, Mimesis: Marcuse’s ‘Feminine Principle’ and the Masculinism of Power Feminism.” Paper presented at Midwestern Political Science Association Meetings, Palmer House, Chicago, Ill., April 2012.
“Voodoo, Tragedy, Desire: ‘The Harem’s’ ‘Axiomatics of Imperialism.” Paper presented at “Crossings, Fictions, Fusions” Conference, Renaissance Hotel, Long Beach, CA, March 2012.
“(Re) Imagining Future Feminist Identities: ‘Ethical Feminism’ Confronts Rugged Individualism.” Paper presented at Western Political Science Association Meetings, Portland, OR, Marriott Hotel, March 2012.
“Third Wave Feminism, Derridean Ragpicking, and the Liberal Arts.” Paper presented at the Western Political Science Association Meetings, March 2011, San Antonio, Texas.
“”The Manly Virtues: Macaulay’s Influence, Wollstonecraft’s Legacy.” Paper presented at the “Women’s Political Thought in Europe, 1700-1800” conference held in Prato, Italy, August 2010.
Différance, Obama Style: Tolerant Implosion, Hospitable Change.” Paper presented at the 2009 American Political Science Meetings, September Toronto Canada.
“Obama vs. Clinton: Identity’s Violence and the Insights of Feminist Theory.” Paper presented at the Third Interdisciplinary Conference on the Social Sciences, Prato, Italy, July 2008.
Caché and the Trauma of Citizenship.” Paper presented at the 2008 meetings of the Western Political Science Association, San Diego, CA, March 2008.
“Ambivalence and Displacement in Michael Haneke’s Caché.” Paper presented at the Second Interdisciplinary Conference on Social Sciences, Granada, Spain, July 10-13, 2007. Paper also presented at the “Cultural Studies Now” Conference, University of East London, England, July 2007.
Shadowboxer and the Vagaries of Third Wave Feminism.” Paper presented at the annual meetings of the Western Politics Science Association, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 2007.
“The Body in Bits and Pieces: Violence and Political Foundings.” Paper presented at the annual meetings of the American Political Science Association, Labor Day Weekend, 2006, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
“America’s Time Across the Spectrum.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society, Rutgers University, November 2005.
“Paranoia and the USA Patriot Act.” Paper presented at the annual meetings of the American Political Science Association, September 2004, Chicago, Illinois.
“De-Aestheticized Art and Feminist Theory.” Paper presented at “The Returns of Culture” Conference sponsored by The Open University, Oxford, England, September 2002.
“Theodor Adorno’s Usefulness to Feminist Theory.” Paper presented at the annual meetings of the Western Politics Science Association, Long Beach, March 2002.
“Life on Life’s Terms: Quietism and the Misuse of Psychoanalysis.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society, Rutgers University, October 2001.
“Gender, Politics, and Household Tasks.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Western Political Science Association, Las Vegas, Nevada, spring 2001.
“Simone de Beauvoir, Epistemology, and Praxis.” Paper presented as part of a round table on Simone de Beauvoir at the annual meetings of the American Political Science Association, Washington, D.C., Labor Day Weekend, August 2000.
“Revolutionary Neurotics and Specular Doubling.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society, New York City, November 1999.

Invited Presentation:
“The Great Refusal, Redux: Antidote to Mindless Syncopation.” Paper presented at the Paper presented at Critical Theory Conference held at John Felice Center of Loyola University Chicago, Rome, May 2017.
“Unintentional Truth and the Thematics of Restoration: Some Reflections on the Florence Biennale, 2015.” Talk given at the Florence Biennale, 2015, invited by Professors Rolando Bellini (Brera Academy) and Marsha Steinberg (CSU Florence).
“Third Wave Feminism, Derridean Ragpicking, and the Liberal Arts.” Invited paper presented at Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, March 2012.
Other Forms of Scholarly Activity:
Interview with BBC Scotland, “Good Morning, Scotland” with Isabel Fraser and Bill Whiteford, January 10, 2015, http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04wtbl4.
Interview with Europe 1 Radio in October, 2008, regarding the 2008 presidential election. Interview conducted in French for a French-speaking audience.
I have reviewed book manuscripts for Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, The University of Illinois Press, The University of Minnesota Press, and The University of Florida Press.
I referee articles for Signs, Political Theory, Perspectives on Politics, Women and Politics, Polity, and American Political Science Review.

Honors and Awards:
Honorable Mention, 2014, Western Political Science Association, Given for an Outstanding Paper on Women and Politics, “Feminism, Progressivism, and the ‘New Normal.’”
Scholarly Intersections Award, CLA, CSULB, Spring 2014. Organized and hosted a panel discussion on Derrida and the Future of the Liberal Arts.
Outstanding Professor Award, CSULB, 2010.
Faculty Recognition Award, CSULB, College of Liberal Arts, 2002.
I have received Scholarly and Creative Activities Awards from CSULB in the following years: 1999-2011; 2013-2014.
I received a sabbatical from CSULB in Spring, 2001 and Spring 2009.

CSULB Service Since 1999:
Department of Political Science, CSULB:
Undergraduate Advisor, 1998-fall 2008; Fall 2010, Fall 2011.

Political Theory Search Committee, Fall 2011.

Rank, Tenure, and Promotion Committee, 1999-2003; 2007-present.

Curriculum Committee, 1999-2000; 2009-present

Chair, Committee on Restructuring the POSC Master’s Program, spring 2008.

Organizer, Graduate and Undergraduate Faculty Mixer, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005,

2006.

Committee on Assessment, 2006.



Executive Committee, 1999-2011; 2012-2013; 2014-present.

Graduate Committee, 2000-2006; Fall 2008; Chair, 2002-2003; 2005-2006; Fall 2008

Graduate Advisory Committee, 1999-2000.

Petitions Committee, 2001-2003

Personnel Committee, 2000-2003; 2014-present

Ad Hoc Committee on Pathways, 2000-2001

Public Law Search Committee, 2000-2001
Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, CSULB:

Served on Two Search Committees, Spring 2005-2006.

Department Rank, Tenure, and Promotion Committee, Fall 2006, Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Fall 2014.
Department of Romance, German, and Russian Languages and Literatures:

Served on Two Search Committees, 2005-2006.


Department of Philosophy, CSULB:

Department Rank, Tenure, and Promotion Committee, Fall 2007 and Spring 2008.



Department of Comparative Literature, CSULB:

Department Rank, Tenure, and Promotion Committee, Fall 2007.



College of Liberal Arts, CSULB:
Moderator, “Introducing Europe.” A conversation with Consuls General from Germany and Romania, May 2018.

Director of Facilities, Office of the Dean, July 2013-present.

Member, CLA Committee on Retention, Tenure, and Promotion, 2009-present (Chair, 2011- 2012)

Member, CLA Faculty Council Committee on Faculty and Personnel Issues, 2008-2009.

Co-Chair, Search Committee for Dean, 2005-2006.

Chair, CLA Committee on Retention, Tenure, and Promotion, 2005-2006.

Member, CLA Committee on Retention, Tenure, and Promotion, 2004-2005.

Chair, CLA Scholarly and Creative Activities Committee, 2003-2004.

Member, CLA Scholarly and Creative Activities Committee, 2001-2004.

Chair, CLA Faculty Council, 2003-2004.

Member, CLA Faculty Council, 1995-1997; 2001-1003; 2005-present.

Member, Italian Studies Executive Committee, 1999-present.



University-Wide Service, CSULB:
Faculty Residency Directorship for CSULB Study Abroad, Florence, Italy, 2015-2016.

Helped established initial cooperative agreement between the CSULB and The University

of Venice, Ca’ Foscari.

Member, Search Committee for Associate Vice President of Academic Research and

External Support, 2007- 2008, and Fall 2008.

Member, Academic Senate, 1996-1998; 2013-present.

Odyssey Steering Committee, 1997, 2001, 2003.

Co-organizer of guest lecture on Italian politics by Professor Joseph La Palombara,

March 2003. Lecture sponsored by Italian Studies Program.

Co-organizer of mini lecture series, “Evil,” which brought three guest lecturers to

Campus. Fall 2002.

Educational Resources Committee, 1998-2000.

Educational Policy Committee, Spring 2002.

Chair, Committee to Review Performance of Vice President of Academic Affairs,

2002-2003.

I designed and now teach Introduction to Critical Thinking (POSC 105), which fulfills

CSULB’s Foundations Requirement A.3.

Professional Service:
Editor, Politics & Gender, 2016-2019.

Editorial Board, Berlin Journal of Critical Theory, 2017-present.

Executive Officer for Western Political Science Association, Region A, 2012-2015.

Organizer, "Decolonizing Mental Space: the Interior Struggle for Change and Liberation"

Panel for APSA Meetings, 2009.

Member, Betty Nesvold Award Committee, WPSA, 2007-2008.

Co-organizer, Feminist Theory Panels, pre-APSA 2006.

Executive Officer for Western Political Science Association, Region A, 2001-2003.

Outside reviewers for Renee Heberle ( U Toledo) and Vince Junkunz (Ohio U).


Other Forms of Service:
Long Beach Rescue Mission, Volunteer, 2007-present.

Heifer International, Volunteer, 2006-present









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