Cultural Studies
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Laina Hanninen Saul

Laina Hanninen Saul

Feminist theory and gender studies, post-colonial feminist theory, phenomenology and existentialism, the study of citizenship, subjectivity, and politics, globalization, human rights and the nature of cosmopolitanism

I am a Ph.D. Candidate currently writing my Dissertation entitled, "Sexuality, Capital, and Representations of Women: Reading Spaces of Exception and the Body in a Global World". I recieved my M.A. in Philosophy from George Mason University in 2007. I was the 2007 Outstanding Graduate Philosophy Student, and upon entering the Cultural Studies Ph.D. Program was awarded a Four Year Teaching Assistantship. I have taught or co-taught courses in Philosophy including Introduction to Philosophy and Philosophy and Literature. I have presented papers at conferences for the Society for Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture (EPTC), in conjunction with Congress of Social Sciences and Humanities of Canada, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC; the World History Organization of Texas, St. Edward’s University; the Chesapeake chapter of the American Studies Association; and most recently at the Southeastern Women's Studies Association, among others.