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Political Studies

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Political Studies

Dr. Elaine Stavro

Associate Professor

Trent University
1600 West Bank Drive
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 7B8

CC S403
Phone: (705) 748-1011 x6007
Fax: 748-1047
E-mail: estavro@trentu.ca


Professor Stavro is a graduate of the University of Toronto, where she received a Ph.D. with a thesis on the political theory of Maurice Merleau-Ponty. She taught in England at Wolverhampton, Guildhall, North London and Middlesex universities, before returning to Canada to teach first at Queen's University and then, in 1990, at Trent. She has taught courses in traditional and contemporary political theory, the latter including "Theorizing Political Change" and "Feminists Theorize the Political." Her research has centred mainly on the field of feminist theory. Her publications include "The Contribution of a Non-Rationalist Humanism to Feminist Theory" (Canadian Humanities Bulletin, 1992) and "Towards a Posthumanist Feminism" (Economy and Society, 1994). At present, she is completing a book on Merleau-Ponty and reconsidering the thought of Simone de Beauvoir in the context of current feminist theory.

Courses teaching in 2015 fall term:

  • POST-PHIL 2351H/FA: Political Imagination I
  • POST-WMST 3360H/FA: Body Politics/Body in Politics
  • POST 4331H/FA: Power and Resistance