Linda Zerilli

Linda Zerilli

Linda Zerilli

Ph.D., California, Berkeley, 1986 

Major Areas of Interest:

- Political Theory
- Feminist and Gender Theory
- Gender and Politics

Selected Publications:

- "Value Pluralism and the Problem of Judgment: Farewell to Public Reason," Political Theory 40, No. 1 (February 2012): 6-32.
- "Towards a Feminist Theory of Judgment," Signs 34, No. 2 (Winter 2009)
- Feminism and the Abyss of Freedom (2005)
- "We Feel Our Freedom': Imagination and Judgment in the Thought of Hannah Arendt," Political Theory 33, No. 2 (April 2005): 158-188.
- "This Universalism Which is Not One," Diacritics 28, No. 2 (August 1998): 3-20.
- "Doing without Knowing: Feminism's Politics of the Ordinary," Political Theory 24, No. 4 (August 1998): 435-458.

Phone: (773) 702-0522
Office: Pick 522A


Linda Marie-Gelsomina Zerilli is the Charles E. Merriam Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science and the College. She is the Faculty Director of the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality. Zerilli is the author of Signifying Woman (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1994), Feminism and the Abyss of Freedom (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005), A Democratic Theory of Judgment (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, forthcoming 2016), and articles on subjects ranging across feminist thought, the politics of language, aesthetics, democratic theory, and Continental philosophy. She has been a Fulbright Fellow, a Member of the Institute for Advanced Study, and a Stanford Humanities Center Fellow. Professor Zerilli has served on the executive committee of Political Theory and is currently serving on the editorial or advisory boards of The American Political Science Review, Philosophy and Rhetoric, Constellations, and Culture,Theory and Critique. Professor Zerilli spoke at Simone de Beauvoir Today: A Symposium to Mark the 25th Anniversary of Simone de Beauvoir's death in October, 2011.

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