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David Fryer, PhD

Assistant Teaching Professor, History & Politics

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Office: MacAlister 5024
Phone: 215.895.1408
Email: david.r.fryer@drexel.edu


Research Interests

  • Gender Theory
  • Queer Theory
  • Genderqueer Theory
  • Ethics
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Phenomenology
  • Africana Thought
  • Secular Jewish Thought

Biography

David Fryer is a native Philadelphian who works in phenomenology, psychoanalysis, ethics, gender theory, queer theory, Africana thought, and Jewish thought.  He received his BA (1991) in Intellectual History from the University of Pennsylvania and his MA (1994) and PhD (1999) in Contemporary Religious Thought from Brown University.  He spent several years teaching in the midwest and returned home to Philadelphia in June, 2006, to be a Fellow at the Institute.  He is the author of The Intervention of the Other: Levinas and Lacan on Ethical Subjectivity (Other Press 2004), and Thinking Queerly:  Post-Normativity and the Ethics of Identity (Paradigm Publishers 2008) as well as several pieces on thinkers from Edmund Husserl to Judith Butler and topics from the ethics of deconstruction to African-American queer studies.  His work has appeared in such distinguished journals as Inquiry, Listening, Radical Philosophy Review, and Psychoanalytic Review and in such distinguished books as Not Only the Master's Tools (Gordon & Gordon, Paradigm 2006) and A Companion to African-American Studies (Gordon & Gordon, Blackwell 2006). He has just completed his third book, Thinking Queerly: Race, Sex, Gender, and the Ethics of Identity (Cultural Politics and the Promise of Democracy) (Paradigm Publishers 2009).


Publications

Book: Thinking Queerly: Race, Sex, Gender, and the Ethics of Identity (Cultural Politics and the Promise of Democracy. (2009) Paradigm Publishers