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Verena Erlenbusch-Anderson

Verena Erlenbusch-Anderson

Verena Erlenbusch-Anderson

Associate Professor


524 Hall of Languages


Women's and Gender Studies


Political Philosophy
Political Science

Social/Academic Links

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 teaches courses in political theory and philosophy of law.

Edited Volumes

Verena Erlenbusch-Anderson, Colin Koopman, Bonnie Sheehey (eds.). “Critical Genealogies.” Le foucaldien, 6/1 (2020).

Verena Erlenbusch-Anderson (ed.). “Spindel Supplement: Critical Histories of the Present.” The Southern Journal of Philosophy 55 (S1), 2017.


Erlenbusch-Anderson, Verena. 2022. “Historicizing White Supremacist Terrorism with Ida B. Wells.” Political Theory 50 (2): 275–304.

Erlenbusch-Anderson, Verena. “The Beginning of a Study of Biopower: Foucault’s 1978 Lectures at the Collège de France.” Foucault Lectures Vol. III, no. 1 (2020): 5-26.

Erlenbusch-Anderson, Verena, and Amy Nigh. “Genealogy.” In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Literature. Oxford University Press, 2020.

Erlenbusch-Anderson, Verena. “Genealogy as Multiplicity, Contestation, and Relay: Response to Samir Haddad, Sarah Hansen, and Cressida Heyes.” Foucault Studies, no. 28 (2020): 25–35.

Nigh, Amy, and Verena Erlenbusch-Anderson. “How Method Travels: Genealogy in Foucault and Castro-Gómez.” Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy (2020).

Erlenbusch-Anderson, Verena. “Philosophical Practice Following Foucault.” Foucault Studies 25 (2018): 55–83.

“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.