Advisor for Social Justice Concentration & the PHIL Clubs/ Assistant Professor
PhD in Philosophy, University of Oregon (2015)
MA in Women’s Studies, San Diego State University (2006)
BA in English and Cultural Studies, George Mason University (2004)
Academic Interests: 20 th C Continental Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, LGBTQ Studies, Phenomenology, Philosophy of Race, Social and Political Philosophy
I draw on the tools of philosophy, particularly feminist and continental traditions, to study and think about the meanings, structures, and norms of gender, race, sexuality, class, and nationality. I ask how these social and political phenomena are made and lived, and I am curious about how they shape one's possibilities in the world and relationships with others, especially in relation to the threat of sexual violence. I take up these interests in my recent book, When Time Warps, through a phenomenological analysis of the way our lived experience of time is gendered through a legacy of colonial sexual violence. My book was featured in Ms. Magazine’s October 2019 Reads for the Rest Us.
-Burke, Megan. 2019. When Time Warps: The Lived Experience of Gender, Race, and Sexual
Violence. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
-Burke, Megan. Forthcoming 2020. On Bad Faith and Authenticity: Rethinking Genderless Subjectivity. In Simone de Beauvoir Studies.
-Burke, Megan. 2018. Beauvoirian Androgyny: Reflections on the Androgynous World of Fraternité in The Second Sex. In Feminist Theory 20.2. pgs. 3-18.
-Burke, Megan. 2017. Love as a Hollow: Merleau-Ponty’s Promise of Queer Love. In Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy 32:1, pgs. 54-68.
Articles in Anthologies
-Burke, Megan. 2019. “Heteronormativity.” In 50 Concepts for an Intersectional Phenomenology, eds. Ann Murphy, Gayle Salamon and Gail Weiss. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press.