Faculty & Staff
C. Heike Schotten, PhD
Areas of Expertise
History of Western Political Thought, Political Theory and Philosophy, Nietzsche, U.S. Feminist Theory, Feminist Political Theory, Queer Theory
PhD, University of Notre Dame
Dr. C. Heike Schotten is Associate Professor of Political Science and an affiliated faculty in Women’s Studies. Her research interests lie at the unlikely intersection of Nietzsche studies, queer theory, and revolution, where she attempts to construct a theory of radical political transformation that does not fall prey to the pitfalls of modernity’s seductive yet inevitably disappointing revolutionary desire.
Professor Schotten's articles have appeared in Politics & Gender and differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies. Her first book, Nietzsche's Revolution: Décadence, Politics, and Sexuality was published with Palgrave in 2009. She is also co-winner (with Kathy Ferguson) of the 2009 Okin-Young Award in Feminist Political Theory for her article, “Nietzsche/Pentheus: The Last Disciple of Dionysus and Queer Fear of the Feminine” (differences).
Recent publications include her 2012 article, “Reading Nietzsche in the Wake of the 2008-09 War on Gaza” (Philosophy in the Contemporary World) and, with Haneen Maikey, “Queers Resisting Zionism: On Authority and Accountability Beyond Homonationalism” (Jadaliyya). Forthcoming articles examine Nietzsche’s Ecce Homo as a revolutionary manifesto and interrogate the slave morality at work in the Walt Disney/Pixar film The Incredibles for an undergraduate anthology on pop culture and political theory. She is currently at work on a book project that attempts to excavate a queer radical politics equal to the task of challenging the hegemonic temporality of modern biopolitics.
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