Lauren Freeman

Assistant Professor of Philosophy


Prof. Freeman joined the Department of Philosophy in 2013 after having held positions at Concordia University (Montreal, Canada) and Duquesne University. She does research in phenomenology, feminist philosophy, philosophy of emotion, and bioethics. Some of the themes with which her research has engaged include epistemic injustice in pregnancy, recognition within the phenomenological tradition, autonomy and selfhood within feminist and phenomenological traditions, and the relationship between mood and emotion.

Currently she is working on several projects that consider how phenomenological insights can be applied and developed in psychology and medicine and how they can help us to better understand the lived experiences of oppression. She is also writing about ways in which we can rethink and revise some of our teaching strategies and practices in light of recent literature on implicit bias and stereotype threat.

Prof. Freeman has published her work in The Southern Journal of Philosophy, Inquiry, Continental Philosophy Review, TheAmerican Philosophical Association Newsletter on Feminism and Philosophy, Philosophy Today, Hypatia, and The Review of Metaphysics. She is currently co-editing (with Andreas Elpidorou) a special issue of Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences on the topic of the phenomenology and science of emotion. She also has forthcoming articles in The Heidegger Lexicon (Ed. Mark Wrathall, Cambridge University Press), Philosophy of Mind and Phenomenology (Ed. Daniel Dahlstrom, Andreas Elpidorou, Walter Hopp; Routledge), and in a special issue of Knowledge Cultures entitled Race and Lived Embodiment(Ed. George Yancy).