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Megan Craig

Megan Craig 

Associate Professor

Ph.D. The New School for Social Research, 2007
B.A. Yale University, 1997


Harriman Hall 244
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3750

Tel: (631) 632-7570



Megan Craig is an artist and Associate Professor of Philosophy at Stony Brook University, where she teaches course in Aesthetics, Phenomenology, and 20th century continental philosophy. Her research interests include color, synesthesia, autism, psychoanalysis, and embodiment. She is the author of Levinas and James: Towards a Pragmatic Phenomenology (Indiana University Press 2009) and is currently at work on a book on Levinas, Derrida, and palliative care in America. Her paintings, installations, performances, and public works have been exhibited nationally and internationally.

Emmanuel Levinas's ethics; the relationship between Levinas's phenomenology and William James's radical empiricism; and the aesthetic dimensions of Levinas's prose; memory and trauma in Freud and Kristeva; subjectivity and embodiment; and notions of experience, limits, and pivots phenomenology and painting; considering the state of painting after the "death" of painting; the challenges contemporary art poses to traditional aesthetic categories; and the value of phenomenology for destabilizing philosophic discourse on art.


Professor Megan Craig's Curriculum Vitae


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