Christine Daigle


Christine Daigle

Christine Daigle, Ph. D., Professor of Philosophy

My research focuses on ethical and political questions as dealt with in Continental Philosophy. In particular I take an interest in existentialist thinkers and phenomenologists, e.g. Friedrich Nietzsche, Edmund Husserl, Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir Maurice Merleau-Ponty. I also research feminist theory in the Continental tradition, paying special attention to the works of thinkers like Elizabeth Grosz, Judith Butler, Luce Irigaray, Rosi Braidotti. Recently I have also taken an interest in the work of Michel Foucault, particularly the later writings on the self. The questions I focus on are related to identity/difference, intersubjectivity, embodiment, ethical flourishing and political becoming.

I am currently working on a monograph on Nietzsche as phenomenologist. This monograph will be the culmination of the research undertaken in the past years and supported by SSHRC funding. In addition, I have been working on the research project "Beauvoir's Gendered Phenomenology and its Ethical and Political Implications," a project for which I have been awarded the Chancellor's Chair for Research Excellence.

Research Interests:
Continental Philosophy (Existentialism-Phenomenology-Ethics-Politics-Feminism)
Environmental Philosophy
Philosophical Literature

Recent Publications:

Nietzsche and Phenomenology: Power, Life, Subjectivity. Élodie Boublil and Christine Daigle (eds.) Studies in Continental Thought Series, Indiana University Press (in press; forthcoming spring/summer 2013)

Jean-Paul Sartre. London: Routledge. Critical Thinkers Series, 2009.

Beauvoir and Sartre: The Riddle of Influence. Christine Daigle and Jacob Golomb (eds.). Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2009. (With an Introduction by the editors).

Departmental Events

Student Poster exhibit
February 6, 2016 - 9:00am - 7:00pm
Screening of Venezuelan film Pelo Malo (Bad Hair)
February 10, 2016 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Festiv'ébène 2016 Francophone festival (Black history month)
February 8, 2016 - 9:00am - February 27, 2016 - 10:00pm