Rachel Bath

PhD Student

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Third year in PhD

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION 

Phenomenology

AREAS OF COMPETENCE 

Feminist Theory/Philosophy
Philosophy of Emotion

CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Women in early phenomenology, esp. Gerda Walther
  • Concepts of the relational self
  • Questions of ethical practice in phenomenology

EDUCATION 

Emory University, Philosophy, Ph.D., 2022 (Expected – in coursework)

Western University, Theory and Criticism, M.A., 2017.

Thesis: In-Between What Once Was and What is Yet to Come: On the Phenomena of Bereavement and Grieving. Committee: Helen Fielding, Antonio Calcagno

Western University, Philosophy and Women’s Studies, B.A., 2014

SELECTED SCHOLARSHIPS AND PRIZES 

  • SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship, 2017 – 2020
  • SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Doctoral Scholarship, declined, 2017 – 2020
  • Laney Graduate School Fellowship,  2017 – 2022
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship,  2015 – 2016
  • SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Master’s Scholarship, 2014 – 2015
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship, declined,  2014 – 2015
  • Highly Commended Entrant in international award program, The Undergraduate Awards, 2014
  • Gold Medal, Women’s Studies and Feminist Research Dept.,  2014
  • Chair’s Annual Essay Prize, Philosophy Dept., 2014
  • The Shrimati Lajjawati Pathak Scholarship in Women’s Studies,    2013

PUBLICATIONS 

Books

Breached Horizons: The Philosophy of Jean-Luc Marion. Co-edited with Antonio Calcagno, Kathryn Lawson, and Steve G. Lofts (Rowman and Littlefield International, 2017).

Peer-Reviewed Articles

“Anticipatory Grief and Perceptions of the Future.” Chiasma: A Site for Thought (Volume 3, Article 5, 2016).

Book Review

Review of Kate Kirkpatrick’s “Sartre on Sin: Between Being and Nothingness,” Reading Religion, November 6, 2018, http://readingreligion.org/books/sartre-sin

PRESENTATIONS 

Conference Presentations

“Gut Feelings,” Collegium Phaenomenologicum, Città di Castello, Italy, July 5th, 2019

“Freedom, Contingency, and the Death of the World: A Question of Ethical Openings in Being and Time,” The 2017 CAREP Conference on Heidegger: Dwelling, Thinking, and the Ethical Life, London, Canada, October 27-29, 2017.

“Living in-between: the world-shifting experience of loss,” The Canadian Hermeneutic Institute, Ramada Hotel, Toronto, Canada, June 16, 2016.

“Levels and Horizons: A Brief Exploration of the Possibility for a Phenomenology of Place,” The 2014 Undergraduate Awards, Google EU Headquarters, Dublin, Ireland, November 21, 2014.

Wege nicht Werke: an Auseinandersetzung with the Sache and language of Heidegger’s thought,” The Later Heidegger on Language, Art, and Technology Conference, King’s University College at Western University, London, Ontario, April 10, 2014.

Lectures

“Judith Butler on Performativity: Phenomenology and Feminist Theory” in “Modern and Postmodern Philosophy” undergraduate Philosophy course at King’s University College at Western University, April 4th, 2017.

“Heidegger’s Being and Time” in “Modern and Postmodern Philosophy” undergraduate Philosophy course at King’s University College at Western University, March 9th, 2017.

“Substitution in Otherwise than Being” in “Levinas” graduate/undergraduate Philosophy course at King’s University College at Western University, November 2014.

Departmental  Talks

“Speech and the Expression of our Past,” Philosophy Forum at Emory, March 8th, 2019

“In between what once was and what is yet to come: On the Phenomena of Bereavement and Grieving,” Philosophy Forum at Emory, March 30, 2017.

Responses

“Overcoming the Dichotomy of Choice and Motivation: The Will,” a response to “On Resolving the Priority Problem” by Thomas E. Randall, November 2015.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Co-Teacher (taught and graded 50% of course)

Philosophy 123 “Introduction to Feminist Philosophy” (with Professor Noëlle McAfee), Emory University, Spring 2019

Teaching Assistant

PHIL 134: “Philosophy of Human Nature” (for Prof. Cynthia Willett), Emory University, Fall 2018.

WS 2283: “Desiring Women” (for Dr. Andrea Allen), Western University, Winter 2016.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Member of the Speaker Series Committee, Emory University
  • President, Friday Philosophy Forum, Emory University (2018 – 2019)
  • Deputy Editor, Chiasma: A Site for Thought, Western University (2016 – 2017).
  • Research Assistant to Professor Bipasha Baruah on project “Social Innovation and Gender Equality,” Western University (May 2017 – July 2017).
  • Research Assistant to Professor Helen Fielding for book “Feminist Phenomenology Futures” (Indiana University Press, 2017), Western University (July 2016 – September 2016, March – July 2017).