Jana Sawicki

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Morris Professor of Rhetoric

Stetson Hall Rm 504

Office: Stetson Hall, Room 504
Office Hours
Always available by appointment


B.A. Sweet Briar College (1974)
M.A. Columbia University (1978)
Ph.D. Columbia University, Philosophy (1983)



Happiness (not offered 2024/25)


Existentialism and Phenomenology (not offered 2024/25)


Topics in Critical Theory: What is Critique? What Can It Do? (not offered 2024/25)

PHIL 327 / WGSS 327 TUT

Foucault on Power and Knowlege (not offered 2024/25)


Nietzsche and His Legacy (not offered 2024/25)

Selected Publications

Blackwell Companion to Foucault (eds.) Chris Falzon, Timothy O’Leary, and Jana Sawicki (forthcoming in 2010, Blackwell Press).
Disciplining Foucault: Feminism, Power and the Body. New York: Routledge Press, 1991.

Articles and Contributions to Books

“Foucault and Sexual Freedom: Why Embrace an Ethics of Pleasure?” Foucault and Philosophy(eds. Timothy O’Leary and Chris Falzon), Blackwell Press, forthcoming.

“Foucault’s Pleasures: Desexualizing Queer Politics” in Feminism and the Final Foucault (eds.) Taylor and Vintges (University of Illinois Press, 2004), 163-182.

“Queering Foucault and the Subject of Feminism,” in The Cambridge Companion to Michel Foucault, Updated and Revised Edition (ed.) Gary Gutting (Cambridge U. Press, 2005), 379-400.

“Foucault, Michel,” Sex from Plato to Paglia: A Philosophical Encyclopedia, ed. Alan Soble (Greenwood Press, 2006), 361-370.

“Le Feminism et Foucault en Amerique du Nord: Convergence, critique, possibilite” (trans. from English by Colette Pratt), in Aux risques de Foucault (Paris: Supplementaires, 1997), pp. 87-93.

“Feminism, Foucault, and “Subjects” of Power and Freedom,” in Feminist Interpretations of Michel Foucault. Ed. Susan Hekman. Penn State University Press, 1996. (Reprinted in The Late Foucault, ed. Jeremy Moss, Sage Press, 1998.)

“Foucault, Feminism and Questions of Identity,” in The Cambridge Companion to Foucault. Ed. Gary Gutting. Cambridge University Press, 1994, pp. 286-313. (Trans. and reprinted as “Foucault, Feminismus und Identitaetsfragen,” Deutsche Zeitschrift fuer Philosophie (4/1994): pp. 609-631.

“Feminism and Foucault: A Critical Reappraisal,” in Critique and Power: Recasting the Foucault/Habermas Debate. Ed. Michael Kelly. Reprinted from Disciplining Foucault. MIT Press, 1994.

“Disciplining Mothers: Feminism and the New Reproductive Technologies,” excerpt from Disciplining Foucault reprinted in Women’s Studies: A Reader. Ed. Stevi Jackson et. al. Harvester Press, 1993, pp. 394-396.

Fields of Interests

Recent Continental Philosophy, Feminist Theory, Foucault, Critical Theory, Queer Theory, Social and Political Philosophy