•  1504
    This article reviews the debate on ‘intersectionality’ as the dominant approach in gender studies, with an emphasis on the politics of representation. The debate on intersectionality officially began in the late 1980s, though the approach can be traced back to the institutionalization of women's studies in the 1970s and the feminist movement of the 1960s. Black and lesbian feminists have long advocated hyphenated identities to be the backbone of feminist thought. But in recent years, intersectio…Read more
  •  1750
    Diffraction & Reading Diffractively
    Matter: Journal of New Materialist Research 1 (2). 2021.
    This short essay presents a critical cartography of the critical new materialist notion and methodology of diffraction.
  •  223
    Quantum leaps happen in texts, too. This reading of the role of the quantum leap in Karen Barad's agential realism is necessary, because arguing that the diffractive reading strategy proposed by Barad's ethico-onto-epistemology mirrors the physical phenomenon of diffraction would indeed be representationalist. Reviewing how Barad—in her own oeuvre—has transformed diffraction into an innovative reading methodology that could not only potentially challenge the epistemological underpinnings of the …Read more
  •  12
    Methods and Genealogies of New Materialisms (edited book)
    Edinburgh University Press. 2024.
  •  9
    Critical concepts for the creative humanities
    Rowman & Littlefield. 2022.
    Critical Concepts for the Creative Humanities is the first book to outline and define the specific and evolving field of the creative humanities and provides the field's nascent bibliography.
  •  5
    Feminist Theory in Intergenerational Perspective
    with Petra de Vries and Renée C. Hoogland
    European Journal of Women's Studies 11 (4): 461-472. 2004.
  •  6
  •  11
    Doing the document: Gender studies at the corporatized university in Europe
    with Rosemarie Buikema
    European Journal of Women's Studies 20 (3): 309-316. 2013.
  • Book Review (review)
    Feminist Review 88 (1): 189-192. 2008.
  •  17
    New Concepts for Materialism
    Philosophy Today 63 (4): 815-822. 2019.
  •  17
    The Ontological Force of Technicity: Reading Cassirer and Simondon Diffractively
    with Aud Sissel Hoel
    Philosophy and Technology 26 (2): 187-202. 2013.
    This article contributes to contemporary philosophy of technology by carrying out a diffractive reading of Ernst Cassirer’s “Form und Technik” (1930) and Gilbert Simondon’s Du mode d’existence des objets techniques (1958). Both thinkers, who are here brought together for the first time, stood on the brink of the defining bifurcations of twentieth-century philosophy. However, in their endeavor to come to grips with the “being” of technology, Cassirer and Simondon, each in their own way, were prom…Read more
  •  42
    This article provides an affirmative feminist reading of the philosophy of Henri Bergson by reading it through the work of Karen Barad. Adopting such a diffractive reading strategy enables feminist philosophy to move beyond discarding Bergson for his apparent phallocentrism. Feminist philosophy finds itself double bound when it critiques a philosophy for being phallocentric, because the setup of a master narrative comes into being with the critique. By negating a gender-blind or sexist philosoph…Read more
  •  12
    The Subject of Rosi Braidotti: Politics and Concepts (edited book)
    with Bolette Blaagaard
    Bloomsbury. 2014.
    The Subject of Rosi Braidotti: Politics and Concepts brings into focus the diverse influence of the work of Rosi Braidotti on academic fields in the humanities and the social sciences such as the study and scholarship in - among others - feminist theory, political theory, continental philosophy, philosophy of science and technology, cultural studies, ethnicity and race studies. Inspired by Braidotti's philosophy of nomadic relations of embodied thought, the volume is a mapping exercise of produc…Read more
  •  27
    Non-reductive continental naturalism in the contemporary humanities
    History of the Human Sciences 26 (2): 88-105. 2013.
    This article engages with the philosophical reflections of the French historian of science Hélène Metzger (1886–1944) in order to develop a vocabulary for understanding the rise of non-reductive Continental naturalism in the contemporary humanities. The bibliography of current naturalist approaches in the arts and the human sciences is still in the making, but it is altogether clear that the trend is not scientist or historicist or relativist. This epistemological diagnosis refers us to Metzger,…Read more
  •  46
    Before the trains of thought have been firmly laid down, we ask in this article about the very nature and histories of the speculative of the speculative-materialist turn. We do this from the intertwined interfaces of curious feminist materialisms, foregrounding sexual difference, post-positivist critique and posthumanist performativity such as is being done in various strands of feminist theory today. The question of speculation plays a constitutive role in feminist critique and in several new …Read more
  •  56
    Pushing dualism to an extreme: On the philosophical impetus of a new materialism
    Continental Philosophy Review 44 (4): 383-400. 2011.
    This article discusses the way in which a group of contemporary cultural theorists in whose work we see a “new materialism” (a term coined by Braidotti and DeLanda) at work constitutes a philosophy of difference by traversing the dualisms that form the backbone of modernist thought. Continuing the ideas of Lyotard and Deleuze they have set themselves to a rewriting of all possible forms of emancipation that are to be found. This rewriting exercise involves a movement in thought that, in the word…Read more
  •  30
    Iris van der Tuin redirects the notion of generational logic in feminism away from its simplistic conception as conflict towards a more nuanced conception of the methodology's useful structures. Experimenting with generational logic as an impetus for a new materialism, this book advances feminist politics for the twenty-first century
  •  68
    The Ontological Force of Technicity: Reading Cassirer and Simondon Diffractively
    with Aud Sissel Hoel
    Philosophy and Technology 26 (2): 187-202. 2013.
    This article contributes to contemporary philosophy of technology by carrying out a diffractive reading of Ernst Cassirer’s “Form und Technik” (1930) and Gilbert Simondon’s Du mode d’existence des objets techniques (1958). Both thinkers, who are here brought together for the first time, stood on the brink of the defining bifurcations of twentieth-century philosophy. However, in their endeavor to come to grips with the “being” of technology, Cassirer and Simondon, each in their own way, were prom…Read more
  •  29
    Life, War, Earth: Deleuze and the Sciences (review)
    International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 28 (2): 226-229. 2014.
  •  95
    This article provides an affirmative feminist reading of the philosophy of Henri Bergson by reading it through the work of Karen Barad. Adopting such a diffractive reading strategy enables feminist philosophy to move beyond discarding Bergson for his apparent phallocentrism. Feminist philosophy finds itself double bound when it critiques a philosophy for being phallocentric, because the setup of a master narrative comes into being with the critique. By negating a gender-blind or sexist philosoph…Read more
  •  88
    Pushing dualism to an extreme: On the philosophical impetus of a new materialism
    Continental Philosophy Review 44 (4): 383-400. 2011.
    This article discusses the way in which a group of contemporary cultural theorists in whose work we see a “new materialism” (a term coined by Braidotti and DeLanda) at work constitutes a philosophy of difference by traversing the dualisms that form the backbone of modernist thought. Continuing the ideas of Lyotard and Deleuze they have set themselves to a rewriting of all possible forms of emancipation that are to be found. This rewriting exercise involves a movement in thought that, in the word…Read more
  •  43
    Bergson before Bergsonism: Traversing “Bergson’s Failing” in Susanne K. Langer’s Philosophy of Art
    Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy 24 (2): 176-202. 2016.
    How did the philosophy of Henri Bergson look before Gilles Deleuze’s Bergsonism? This article provides a situated answer to that question by performing a close reading of Susanne K. Langer’s early engagement with Bergson in her monograph Feeling and Form from 1953. Both Bergson and Langer argue against polemical philosophizing. Such polemical modes of doing philosophy distort insight into the thought of the philosophers in question and in philosophical questions per se. My reading of Langer’s Be…Read more