The New School for Social Research


  • Nancy Fraser

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

    Office Location:

    Albert and Vera List Academic Center


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

    Degrees Held:

    PhD 1980, City University of New York

    Recent Publications:

    • Fortunes of Feminism: From State-Managed Capitalism to Neoliberal Crisis (2013)
    •  "Feminism, Capitalism and the Cunning of History," New Left Review 56 (March-April 2009). 
    • Scales of Justice: Reimagining Political Space in a Globalizing World (2008). Also in Spanish and Chinese translations.
    • Adding Insult to Injury: Nancy Fraser Debates Her Critics (2008), edited by Kevin Olson. Also in Chinese, Korean and Italian translations.
    • Redistribution or Recognition? A Political-Philosophical Exchange (2003), co-authored with Axel Honneth. Also published in German, Spanish, Polish, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Turkish and Czech translations.
    • Mapping the Radical Imagination: Between Redistribution and Recognition (2003), in Swedish, Czech and Danish translations.
    • Justice Interruptus: Critical Reflections on the "Postsocialist" Condition (1997). Also published in German, Spanish, Chinese, Italian and Japanese translations.
    • Feminist Contentions: A Philosophical Exchange (1994), co-authored with Seyla Benhabib, Judith Butler, and Drucilla Cornell. Also published in German and Turkish translations.
    • Unruly Practices: Power, Discourse and Gender in Contemporary Social Theory (1989). Also published in German translation.
    • Qu'est-ce que la justice sociale? Reconnaissance et redistribution. Édition établie et introduction par Estelle Ferrarese (Paris: La Découverte, 2005).
    • Pragmatism, Critique, Judgment: Essays for Richard J. Bernstein, co-edited with Seyla Benhabib (2004).
    • Revaluing French Feminism: Critical Essays on Difference, Agency, and Culture, co-edited with Sandra Bartky (1992)..

    Research Interests:

    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.