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Syracuse University, College of Arts and Sciences

Verena Erlenbusch-Anderson

Verena Erlenbusch-Anderson portrait

Associate Professor


Women's and Gender Studies

Political Philosophy

524 Hall of Languages


Research and Teaching Interests

Verena Erlenbusch-Anderson works in political philosophy and contemporary European philosophy, with a special interest in critical theory and genealogy. She is the author of Genealogies of Terrorism: Revolution, State Violence, Empire (Columbia University Press, 2018). She regularly teaches courses in philosophy of law.

Selected Publications


Edited Volumes

  • Spindel Supplement: Critical Histories of the Present. The Southern Journal of Philosophy 55 (S1), 2017. 


  • “Philosophical Practice following Foucault.” Foucault Studies 25, 2018, 55–83.
  • “Being a Foreigner in Philosophy: A Taxonomy.” Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy Vol. 33 (2), 2018, 307–324.
  • "Modeling Inclusive Pedagogy: Five Approaches” with Luvell Anderson. Journal of Social Philosophy 48 (1), 2017, 6-19.
  • "From Race War to Social Racism: Foucault's Second Transcription." Foucault Studies 22, 2017, 134-152.
  • “Foucault’s Sad Heterotopology of the Body.” philoSOPHIA: A Journal in Continental Feminism 6 (2), 2016, 171-194.
  • "Terrorism and Revolutionary Violence: The Emergence of Terrorism in the French Revolution." Critical Studies on Terrorism 8 (2), 2014, 193-210.
  • “How (Not) to Study Terrorism.” Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 17 (4), 2014, 470-491.
  • “The Place of Sovereignty: Mapping Power with Agamben, Butler, and Foucault.” Critical Horizons 14 (1), 2013, 44-69.
  • “The Concept of Sovereignty in Contemporary Continental Political Philosophy.” Philosophy Compass 7 (6), 2012, 365-375.
  • “Notes on Violence: Walter Benjamin’s Relevance for the Study of Terrorism.” Journal of Global Ethics 6 (2), 2010, 167-178.