Veronica Vasterling


Veronica Vasterling lives in Germany and works in the Netherlands. She is senior lecturer in philosophy and gender studies at the Faculty of Philosophy and the Institute for Gender Studies of Radboud University Nijmegen. She has studied philosophy and literature at Amsterdam University (UvA), did postgraduate work at the Humanities Center of Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore) with a Fulbright grant, received her Ph.D. in philosophy from the Free University (VU) in Amsterdam, spent a sabbatical building a philosophy library in Jinja Uganda, and, most recently, was a visiting professor at the Department of Gender Studies of the Central European University in Budapest.

She is presently on the Board of the International Association of Women Philosophers (, chair of the Dutch Association for Gender Studies (, member of the Editorial Board of the Dutch Journal for Gender Studies ( and of the Center for Psychoanalysis and Philosophical Anthropology in Belgium (, and fulfils several managerial and advisory positions at the Institute for Gender Studies ( and the Faculty of Philosophy of Radboud University.

Recent research and publications have been mainly in the field of feminist philosophy and philosophical anthropology. Recent English and German key publications include:

· Feministische Phänomenologie und Hermeneutik, edited with Silvia Stoller and Linda Fisher. Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann 2005.

· Body and Language: Butler, Merleau-Ponty and Lyotard on the Speaking Embodied Subject. International Journal of Philosophical Studies 11(2), 2003.

· Postmodern Hermeneutics? Toward a Critical Hermeneutics. Lorraine Code (ed.), Feminist Interpretations of Hans-Georg Gadamer. University Park PA (University of Pennsylvania Press) 2002.

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