Erinn C Gilson

Associate Professor

Philosophy & Religious Studies • College of Arts & Sciences

Areas of Expertise

Feminist Theory, Contemporary European Philosophy, Social and Ethical Philosophy



Ph.D. in Philosophy, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, August 2007

B.A. in Philosophy with honors, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA, May 2002



Publications & Presentations



The Ethics of Vulnerability (manuscript under contract with Routledge, forthcoming 2014)


Entries for “Food and Choice” and “Food and Responsibility”

In The Encyclopedia of Food and Agriculture Ethics, ed. David Kaplan and Paul B. Thompson (Springer, forthcoming 2013)


Entries for “Actuality,” “Event,” and “Multiplicity”

In The Foucault Lexicon, ed. Leonard Lawlor and John Nale (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2013)


“Vulnerability, Ignorance, and Oppression”

Hypatia: a journal of feminist philosophy, v. 26, issue 2, 2011, pp.308-332.


“Responsive Becoming: Ethics Between Deleuze and Feminism”

In Deleuze & Ethics, eds. Daniel W. Smith & Nathan Jun (Edinburgh University Press, 2011)



Review of Peter Hallward’s Out of this World: Deleuze and the Philosophy of Creation

Continental Philosophy Review, v. 42, issue 3, 2009, pp.429-434.



“Becomings Yet to Come: Thought as Movement in Derrida and Deleuze”

Philosophy Today, v.51, issue 4, 2007, pp.383-392.



“Zones of Indiscernibility: The Life of a Concept from Deleuze to Agamben”

Philosophy Today, v.51, issue 5 (SPEP Supplement), 2007, pp.98-106. 



“Questioning to the Nth Power: Interrogative Ontology in Merleau-Ponty and Deleuze”

Chiasmi International 6, 2005, pp.207-224.




“Entrepreneurial Subjectivity and the Ethics of Vulnerability”

Society for Analytical Feminism, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, October 4-6, 2012.


“Openness Upon the World: Merleau-Pontian Resources for Thinking Vulnerability, Passivity, and Silence”

The International Merleau-Ponty Circle, Fordham University, New York City, September 19-21, 2012.


“Risk Privatization, Entrepreneurial Subjectivity, and the Ethics of Vulnerability”

“Privatization and Social Responsibility,” a workshop sponsored by the Vulnerability and the Human Condition Initiative and the Feminism and Legal Theory Project, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, February 17-18, 2012.


“The Thought of Vulnerability in the Work of Judith Butler”

PhiloSOPHIA: a feminist society, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, May 5-8, 2011.


“The Dangers of Entrepreneurial Subjectivity and the Ethics of Vulnerability”

The Eleventh Annual Foucault Circle, Banff, Alberta, March 25-27, 2011.


“Elaborating a Concept of Vulnerability via Deleuze and Cixous”

Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, Montreal, QC, November 4-6, 2010.


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