Tanya Loughead, PhD Associate Professor & Interim Chair of the Department of Philosophy; Co-Director of Women & Gender Studies

Tanya Loughead, PhD

Office: Tower 715
Phone: 888-2329
E-mail: tanya.loughead@canisius.edu

PhD, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium) 

Areas of specialization:

  • Contemporary Continental Philosophy
  • History of Philosophy
  • Phenomenology
  • Philosophy & Justice
  • Blanchot, Levinas, Weil, Marcuse

Courses Taught:

  • PHI 305 -- Contemporary Continental Philosophy
  • PHI 251 -- Love, Friendship & Moral Life
  • PHI 397 -- Philosophy & Film
  • PHI 402 -- Psychoanalysis  & Philosophy 
  • PHI 382 --  Gender and Philosophy 
  • PHI 358 -- Contemporary Philosophy 
  • PHI 499 --  Feminism and the ‘Third World’ 
  • PHI 404 -- Women & Work 
  • PHI 304 -- God and the World 
  • HON 120 -- Honors Philosophy 
  • PHI 101 -- Introduction to Philosophy 

Selected Publications:

  • “The Radical Praxis of Teaching for a Just Community: Marcuse and Kristeva on Liberating the Subject,”  Confronting Injustice and Creating Justice, Rodopi Press, forthcoming Summer 2010.
  • “More than Adequate Logic: Blanchot avec Sade,” British Journal of Phenomenology, January 2010.
  • “Shall I love you as my brother?  Deconstruction, Friendship and Our Shared Future,” ACPQ: Proceedings of American Catholic Philosophical Association: Forgivenness, Volume 82,  Fall 2009.
  • “The Happy Idiot in El Salvador, Jean-Luc Marion’s Phenomenology of Self-Love,” Quaestiones Disputatae, Fall 2009.
  • “Two slices from the same loaf?  Weil and Levinas on the Demand of Social Justice,” Ethical Perspectives: Journal of the European Ethics Network 14, no. 2 (2007): 117—138.

Selected Service
Dr. Loughead has given steadfast commitment to the following committees (list is not complete):  Core Curriculum Committee, Fulbright Committee (and chair, 2008-2009), Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, Educational Policy Committee, Advisory Board for Women’s Studies, Advisory Board for Service Learning, Ignatian Scholarship Day Committee, Mission & Identity Committee, Faculty Student Liaison Committee, in addition to dedicated service to the Department of Philosophy.  She has also participated in research and service trips to El Salvador and Guatemala. 

Loughead was the 2008 Dr. I. Joan Lorch Faculty Award winner. Presented annually by the college's Women’s Studies Program, the award recognizes individuals who have made a significant contribution to women on campus. She earned her Master’s and Doctorate in Belgium at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. Recent papers delivered by Dr. Loughead include, “The Uselessness of Art to the Revolution: Marcuse and Blanchot,” “’Brotherly Love’ in Postmodern Times,” “Levinas and Weil on the demand of social justice” and “The Energy of Failure: on Revolution.”