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Sexualities Contributors

Katrin Pahl is Co-Director of the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program and Associate Professor of German at the Johns Hopkins University.  She received her Ph.D. from the Department of Rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research and teaching explores emotionality (and how logic might change when one attends to emotionality), sexuality (how it might be informed by – perhaps transgenerational – political trauma and inform the syntax and texture of literature), and sociability (how historical models of sociability might help us now to extend kinship, affinity, and mutual repair beyond the human). Pahl is the author of Tropes of Transport: Hegel and Emotion and is currently writing a book on Kleist’s Queer Feelings.

Nathan Gies is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University. His dissertation aims to make a case for candor as a contemporary political virtue by way of readings of Rousseau, Nietzsche, and Whitman informed by feminist and queer theory. More broadly, his research and teaching interests include theories of the public and the private, phenomenology and its afterlives, and jurisprudence and legal studies.