Professor Grosz received her PhD in Philosophy from the Department of General Philosophy, University of Sydney, where she taught as a lecturer and senior lecturer from 1978-1991. She moved to Monash University in Melbourne as Director of the newly formed the Institute of Critical and Cultural Studies in 1992, where she was Associate Professor and Professor in Comparative Literature, Critical Theory and Philosophy. She become a Professor in Comparative Literature and English at the State University of New York at Buffalo, 1999 - 2001. She comes to Duke from Rutgers University, where she worked in the Women's and Gender Studies Department from 2002 - 2012. She also has as a visiting professor in a number of different universities, including the University of Bergen, Norway, the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia, University of California Santa Cruz, Johns Hopkins University, and Harvard University.

This fall Professor Grosz will be teaching two classes, WST 199S Thinking Gender: An Introduction to Feminist Theory and WST 860 Major Figures in Feminist Thought: Derrida. In the spring she will teach an undergraduate course WST 372 Freud and Sexuality and a graduate course WST 860 Major Figures in Feminist Thought: Irigaray.  Grosz has published many scholarly articles and several books, most recently, Becoming Undone. Darwinian Reflections on Life, Politics and Art (Duke University Press 2011).

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