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Lisa Diedrich 
Professor, Department Chair

 2050 Humanities Building
  Fall 2021 Office Hours:
 Tuesdays 3-5 & Wednesdays 2:30-3:30 (virtual: email for appointment)

Lisa Diedrich received her PhD in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from Emory University in 2001. Since then she has taught in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Stony Brook. Her research and teaching interests include critical medical studies, disability studies, feminist science studies, and interdisciplinary feminist and queer theories and methodologies. She is the author of  Indirect Action: Schizophrenia, Epilepsy, AIDS, and the Course of Health Activism (Minnesota, 2016) and  Treatments: Language, Politics, and the Culture of Illness (Minnesota, 2007). She is also editor (with Victoria Hesford) of the collection   Feminist Time Against Nation Time: Gender, Politics, and the Nation-State in an Age of Permanent War  (Lexington, 2008) and a special issue of  Feminist Theory  "Experience, Echo, Event: Theorising Feminist Histories, Historicising Feminist Theory" (August 2014). She is affiliated faculty in the Department of Philosophy and with the PhD concentration in Disability Studies in the School of Health Technology and Management. 
New York Times Op-Ed, "Mysterious Sounds and Scary Illnesses as Political Tools" (with Benjamin Tausig)
Lisa Diedrich was recently interviewed by on illness politics and health activism of the past and present - read the full interview here


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