Tanya Loughead, PhD Professor; Co-Director of Women & Gender Studies and the Justice and Ethics Programs

Tanya Loughead, PhD

Office: Tower 715
Phone: 888-2329

PhD, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium) 

Areas of specialization:

  • Contemporary Continental Philosophy
  • Higher Education
  • History of Philosophy
  • Phenomenology
  • Philosophy & Justice


Selected Publications:

Loughead is the author of Critical University: Moving Higher Education Forward, Lexington Press (Rowman & Littlefield), 2015. and “The Radical Praxis of Teaching for a Just Community: Marcuse and Kristeva on Liberating the Subject,” Confronting Injustice and Creating Justice, Value Inquiry Book Series, ed. by Danielle Poe, Rodopi Press, 2011. Loughead has published peer-reviewed journal articles on the works of Maurice Blanchot, Jacques Derrida, Julia Kristeva, Emmanuel Levinas, Herbert Marcuse and Simone Weil amongst others. Themes on which she has published include: the relationship between justice and education, the ties between psychoanalysis and education, friendship and love, freedom, social justice, and critical theory.

Courses Regularly Taught:

  • Justice (PHI 240)
  • Contemporary Continental Philosophy (PHI 305)
  • Psychoanalysis  & Philosophy (PHI 407)
  • Gender and Philosophy (PHI 272)
  • Introduction to Philosophy (PHI 101)

Current Service:

  • Co-Coordinator of the international organization Radical Philosophy Association
  • Elected member of the Faculty Senate.
  • Vice-Chair of the Faculty Senate.
  • Co-Director of the Women & Gender Studies program and Ethics & Justice program.
  • Member of the Handbook Sub-Committee and the Service Learning Advisory Board.
  • Member of Canisius College Board of Trustees Mission & Identity Committee.