Mary C. Rawlinson
Joint Appointment with Comparative Literature
Ph.D. Northwestern University, 1978
Harriman Hall 235
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3750
Tel: (631) 632-7570
Mary C. Rawlinson is the co-editor of Thinking with Irigaray (SUNY, 2011), The Voice of Breast Cancer in Medicine and Bioethics (Springer, 2006) and Derrida and Feminism (Routledge, 1997), as well as the editor of five issues of the Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, including Foucault and the Philosophy of Medicine, The Future of Psychiatry, and Feminist Bioethics. Her publications include articles on Hegel, Proust, literature and ethics, bioethics, the critique of rights, and contemporary French philosophy. She is the Editor of The International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics (IJFAB), as well as the Co-director of The Irigaray Circle and an Invited Observer to UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Bioethics Committee. Rawlinson served four years as Associate Dean for Curriculum in the College of Arts and Sciences and founded the Learning Communities Program, for which she received 200k in grants from the Hewlett Foundation and others. She won the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1994 and was Stony Brook’s nominee for Carnegie Teacher of the Year in 1997. She is an Affiliated Faculty in both Comparative Literature and Women’s and Gender Studies. Rawlinson was appointed Visiting Fellow in Ethics and Philosophy at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine for Fall, 2013.
Bioethics; global health and social justice; aesthetics and philosophy of literature; Hegel; Proust; contemporary French thought
- "The Right to Life: Rethinking Universalism in Bioethics," in Feminist Bioethics: at the center, on the margins, Jackie Leach Scully, Laurel E. Baldwin-Ragaven, and Petya Fitzpatrick, eds. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 2010.
- "Antigone, agent of fraternity: how feminism misreads Hegel’s misreading of Antigone, or let the other sister speak,” in The Year of Antigones, Tina Chanter, ed., SUNY Press, forthcoming.
- "Women and Vulnerability: UNESCO’s Report on Respect for Vulnerability and Personal Integrity," IJFAB, vol. 5.1, Fall, 2012.
Transatlantic Collegium Workshop
“The Big Picture: Philosophy After the Apollo Missions”
"Violence and Hyperbole: From the Death Penalty Seminar to the 'Cogito' Essay"
"How to Perform a Democracy: A Genealogy of the Bare Voice"
"The Policing of Self and Others: Foucault, Political Reason & a Critical Ontology of Police"