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Annemie Halsema

Professor by Special Appointment Philosophy

Prof.dr. J.M. Halsema
+31 71 527 2727

Annemie Halsema is Socrates professor of Philosophical Anthropology and the Foundations of Humanism, on behalf of the Socrates Foundation of het Humanistisch Verbond.

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Fields of interest

  • Phenomenology
  • Hermeneutics
  • Feminist philosophy


My research project is entitled: ‘Hermeneutics of the gendered, racialized and ageing body’. I want to philosophically understand what embodied factors such as gender, race and age imply, both in terms of a person’s personal identity and in terms of being socially situated and signified. My sources are in the field of (critical) phenomenology, hermeneutics, feminist philosophy. I have published on the philosophy of Irigaray, Butler and Ricoeur.

Recent publications include:

Becoming an Embodied Social Self Capable of Relating to Norms. Ricoeur’s Narrative Identity Reconsidered in the Light of Enactivism, Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy - Revue de la philosophie française et de langue française, Vol XXVIII, No 1 (2020), 121-142, DOI 10.5195/jffp.2020.925

M. van Daal, M. Muntinga, S. Steffens, A. Halsema, P. Verdonk, Sex and Gender Bias in Kidney Transplantation: 3D Bioprinting as a Challenge to Personalized Medicine. Women’s Health Reports, Volume 1.1 (2020), DOI: 10.1089/whr.2020.0047


Luce Irigaray and Horizontal Transcendence, Amsterdam: SWP, 2010

Dialectiek van de seksuele differentie. De filosofie van Luce Irigaray, Amsterdam: Boom, 1998

Edited volumes

A. Halsema, K. Kwastek and R. van den Oever (Eds.), Bodies That Still Matter. Resonances of the Work of Judith Butler. Amsterdam University Press, 2021

A. Halsema & F. Henriques (Eds.), Feminist Explorations of Paul Ricoeur’s Philosophy. Lanham, Boulder, New York, London: Rowman & Littlefield/Lexington Books, 2016

C. Ceton, I. van der Burg, A.Halsema, V. Vasterling, K, Vintges (red.), Vrouwelijke filosofen – een historisch overzicht. Amsterdam: Atlas, 2012

Professor by Special Appointment Philosophy

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Instituut voor Wijsbegeerte

Work address

P.J. Veth
Nonnensteeg 1-3
2311 VJ Leiden
Room number 2,03




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