The University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences and its Humanities Institute has announced the name of its first WBFO-Eileen Silvers Visiting Professor in the Arts and Humanities.
She is Rosalyn Diprose (pronounced DIP-rose), PhD, professor emeritus of philosophy, University of New South Wales in Australia, an internationally recognized scholar of feminist and continental philosophy whose work has had a broad impact across disciplines.
Diprose will hold the visiting professorship from Aug. 26 through Oct. 6, during which time she will be involved in several activities. Among them is “Biopolitics, Health and Sexualities: An Interdisciplinary Symposium with Rosalyn Diprose,” a free public event presented by UB that will take place 1-4:45 p.m. Sept. 5 at Hallwalls Center for Contemporary Arts, 341 Delaware Ave., Buffalo.
She also will present a free public lecture, “The Body and Politics,” at 5 p.m. Sept. 25 in 640 Clemens Hall, UB North Campus, and team-teach a graduate seminar, “Arendt: Natality, Politics and Narrative.”
Much of Diprose’s published research applies concepts from 20th-century existential and feminist philosophy to the development of ideas about community, generosity and responsibility. She also addresses social and political issues, especially in biopolitics.