Gaile Pohlhaus, Jr.
- Ph.D. Stony Brook University
- B.A. Sarah Lawrence College
On the graduate and advanced undergraduate level I teach courses in Feminist Philosophy, Critical Epistemology, and Wittgenstein. Every spring I teach a 300-level undergraduate course in feminist theory.
My courses tend to be discussion-oriented and very interactive. I am guided by the principle that one of the best ways to learn philosophy is by engaging in careful philosophical discussion.
One of the things I love best about teaching philosophy is bringing questions on which I am actively working to my students. I also like to diagram and puzzle through arguments.
- PHL 103 | Theories of Human Nature
- PHL 131 | Intro to Ethics
- PHL 355 | Feminist Theory
- PHL 221 | Metaphysics and Epistemology
- Feminist Epistemologies
- Social Epistemology
- Material Feminisms
- Agency, Identity, and Social Position
- Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations
- Graduate Research Seminar
My research interests focus on the intersection of Epistemology and Social and Political Philosophy. In particular I am interested in questions of knowledge and identity in light of differences in social position. My work draws on feminist and critical race theorists, both analytic and continental. In addition I work on and in the spirit of the later Wittgenstein insofar as he sought to avoid both foundationalist and relativist tendencies in philosophizing.
- The Routledge Handbook of Epistemic Injustice, co-edited with I.J. Kidd and J. Medina (Routledge, 2017)
- “Knowing without Borders and the Work of Epistemic Gathering” in Decolonizing Feminism: Transnational Feminism and Globalization ed. McLaren (Rowman and Littlefield, 2017)
- “Propaganda, Inequality, and Epistemic Movement” Theoria 2016 (31) 3: 345-356
- “Making Sense of Wittgenstein’s Bloomsbury and Bloomsbury’s Wittgenstein” coauthored with M. Detloff in Queer Bloomsbury ed by B. Helt and M. Detloff (Edinburgh University Press, 2016)
- “Different Voices, Perfect Storms, and Asking Grandma What She Thinks: Situating Experimental Philosophy in Relation to Feminist Philosophy” Feminist Philosophical Quarterly 2015 (1)1:article 3
- “Discerning the primary epistemic harm in cases of testimonial injustice” Social Epistemology 2014 (28)2: 99-114