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  • Nancy Fraser

    Henry A. & Louise Loeb Professor of Political & Social Science

    Office Location:

    Albert and Vera List Academic Center


    Nancy Fraser is the Henry and Louise A. Loeb Professor of Philosophy and Politics at the NSSR. She works on social and political theory, feminist theory, and contemporary French and German thought.A recipient of the American Philosophical Association’s 2010 Alfred Schutz Prize and of the Doctor Honoris Causa from the National University of Cordoba (Argentina), Professor Fraser held a “Blaise Pascal International Research Chair” at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales in Paris in 2008-2010. She has also received fellowships from the Stanford Humanities Center, the Bunting Institute, the ACLS, the Humanities Research Institute at the University of California-Irvine, the Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen in Vienna, the Wissenchaftskolleg zu Berlin, and the American Academy in Berlin. She has taught at Northwestern University, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität in Frankfurt Germany, the University of Paris, the University of Groningen (The Netherlands), and University of the Balearic Islands, Palma de Mallorca.

    Professor Fraser has delivered numerous endowed lectures, including the Tanner Lecture on Human Values (Stanford), the Spinoza Lectures (Amsterdam), the Miliband Lecture (LSE), the Gilbert Ryle Lectures (Trent), the Mary Wollstonecraft Lecture (Hull), the Jin Yuelin Lectures (Beijing), the Storrs Lectures (Yale Law School), the Messenger Lectures (Cornell), the Giambattista Vico Lecture (York), the Leibniz Lecture (University of Vienna), the Frankfurt Lectures, and the Patten Lectures (Indiana).

    In 2011, she has been Humanitas Visiting Professor of Women’s Rights at Kings College, Cambridge University and Donald W. Gordon Fellow at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Studies in South Africa.

    Degrees Held:

    PhD 1980, City University of New York

    Recent Publications:

    Research Interests:

    Concentrations: Social and political theory; feminist theory; contemporary French and German thought.

    Book-in-progress: Abnormal Justice

    An overview of the project of Abnormal Justice can be found in a recently published article: Nancy Fraser, "Abnormal Justice," Critical Inquiry, vol. 34, no.3 (2008): 393-422. 

    Awards and Honors:

             Fellowships, Honors, and Prizes

    • Doctor Honoris Causa, Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication and Faculty of Philosophy, Erasmus University Rotterdam, 2014. 
    • Doctor Honoris Causa, Universidad Nacional de San Martin, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2014.
    • International Research Chair in Social Justice, Collège d’études mondiales, Paris, 2011-2016 
    • Senior Fellow, Center for Advanced Studies “Justitia Amplificata,” Frankfurt, 2013.
    • Rosa Luxemburg Foundation Fellow, November-December 2012. 
    • Einstein Visiting Fellow, JFK Institute for American Studies, Frei Universität, Berlin, 2010-2012.
    • Humanitas Visiting Professor in Women's Rights, University of Cambridge, UK, March 2011
    • Doctor Honoris Causa, Roskilde University, Denmark, 2011.
    • Donald Gordon Fellow, Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Studies, South Africa, 2011. 
    • Alfred Schutz Prize in Social Philosophy, American Philosophical Association, 2010. 
    • Chaire Blaise Pascal, École des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris, 2008-2010
    • Awarded the Doctor Honoris Causa, by the National University of Cordoba (Argentina), 2006.