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Ph.D. in Philosophy, University of Sydney

B.A. (Hons) in Philosophy, University of Sydney

Research Interests

Professor Grosz has written widely on the body, sexuality, space, time, and materiality.

Biographical Notes

Elizabeth Grosz is Professor of Women's and Gender Studies at Rutgers University. She also teaches gender studies and architecture at the University of Bergen, Norway, and The University of Sydney, Australia. She was born in Sydney, Australia and gained her B.A. (Hons) and Ph.D. in Philosophy from the Department of General Philosophy, University of Sydney, where she taught as a lecturer and senior lecturer from 1978-1991. She moved to Monash University in Melbourne as Director of the newly formed the Institute of Critical and Cultural Studies in 1992, where she was Associate Professor and Professor in Critical Theory and Philosophy. She has been a Visiting Professor at University of Califoria, Santa Cruz, University of California, Davis, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Richmond, George Washington University, the University of California, Irvine, and Duke University.

Selected Publications

Professor Grosz's articles and book chapters have appeared in a variety of leading scholarly journals and edited collections.


  • Sexual Subversions: Three French Feminists (1989)
  • Jacques Lacan: A Feminist Introduction (1990)
  • Volatile Bodies: Toward a Corporeal Feminism (1994)
  • Space, Time and Perversion: Essays on the Politics of Bodies (1995)
  • Architecture from the Outside: Essays on Virtual and Real Space (2001)
  • The Nick of Time: Politics, Evolution and the Untimely (2004)
  • Time Travels: Feminism, Nature, Power (2005)
  • Chaos, Territory, Art: Deleuze and the Framing of the Earth (2008)
  • Becoming Undone. Darwinian Reflections on Life, Politics and Art (2011)

Edited Books:

  • Feminist Challenges. Social and Political Theory (1986), co-edited with Carole Pateman (as Elizabeth Gross)
  • Language, Semiotics, Ideology (1986), co-edited with Terry Threadgold, Gunter Kress and MAK Halliday
  • Futur*Fall. Excursions into Postmodernity (1987), co-edited with Terry Threadgold, David Kelly and Alan Cholodenko
  • Crossing Boundaries. Feminism and the Critique of Knowledges (1988), co-edited with Barbara Caine and Marie de Lepervanche
  • Sexy Bodies: The Strange Carnalities of Feminism (1995), co-edited with Elspeth Probyn
  • Becomings: Explorations in Time, Memory and Futures (1999)

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