Ph.D (Philosophy), New School for Social Research; M.A. (Philosophy), University of Sussex; B.Sc. (Hons.) (Human Sciences), University of Sussex
Emanuela Bianchi's research focuses on sex, gender, and sexuality in ancient Greek metaphysics, and the reverberations of those early ideas for contemporary philosophical and theoretical discourses. Her interests encompass a genealogical approach to matter and bodies, phenomenology, psychoanalysis, poststructuralism, queer theory and feminism. Her current research ranges from an investigation of the ancient Greek notions of genos (kinship; kind), and physis (nature) in literature and philosophy, to the question of the fate of eros in Aristotle, to the treatment of time and narrative in the thought of Luce Irigaray.
La Naturaleza in Disputa: Physis y Eros en el pensamiento antigua (in Spanish), trans. Valeria Campos, Mariana Wadsworth, and Franchesca Rotger, Editorial Hueders + Instituto de Filosofía PUCV, Santiago, Chile, 2022
Antiquities Beyond Humanism, (ed. with Sara Brill and Brooke Holmes), Oxford University Press, 2019
The Feminine Symptom: Aleatory Matter in the Aristotelian Cosmos, Fordham University Press, 2014
Is Feminist Philosophy Philosophy? (ed.) Northwestern University Press, 1999
Articles and Book Chapters
“Aristotle and the Ends of Eros,” Circles: A Journal of Philosophy, forthcoming 2021
“On Epigenesis” (with Emily Apter, Alexander Galloway, Catherine Malabou, Alexander Miller, and Peter Szendy) October 175, forthcoming 2021
“Matter” Keyword in The Bloomsbury Companion to 21st Century Feminist Theory, ed. Robin Goodman (Bloomsbury, 2019).
“Nature Trouble: Ancient Phusis and Queer Performativity” in Antiquities Beyond Humanism, ed. Emanuela Bianchi, Sara Brill, and Brooke Holmes (Oxford University Press, 2019).
“Beyond Acting and Being Acted Upon: A Response to Christopher Long and Cinzia Arruzza” Philosophy Today, 62, 3, (2018) 1025-1036.
“Genos” in Liquid Antiquity, ed. Brooke Holmes (DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art, 2017)
“Aristotle’s Organism, and Ours” in Contemporary Encounters with Ancient Metaphysics, eds. Abraham Jacob Greenstine and Ryan J. Johnson (Edinburgh University Press, 2017)
“A Queer Feeling for Plato: Corporeal Affects, Philosophical Hermeneutics, and Queer Receptions” Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities, 21:2, (2016) 139-162.