Naomi Scheman

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • B.A.: philosophy, Barnard College, New York City, 1968.
  • Ph.D.: philosophy, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1978.

Curriculum Vitae

Specialties

  • politics of epistemology
  • feminist theory
  • trustworthiness and community engagement
  • responsibility in research
  • queer/sexuality studies
  • transgender studies
Courses Taught
  • Phil 3234 - Knowledge & Society
  • Phil 1006 - Introduction to Philosophy & Cultural Diversity
  • Philosophy and Feminist Theory
  • Queering Theory
  • Transgender Studies
  • Development Studies & Social Change: Ways of Knowing
Research & Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • guest professor, Centre for Gender Studies, Umeí¥ University, Sweden: visiting research position , May 2009 - June 2013

Outreach

  • GRASS Routes--co-founder: Theorizing and faciltating community-based research, 2001
Publications
  • Naomi Scheman, Engenderings: Constructions of Knowledge, Authority, and Privilege, Routledge, 1993
  • Naomi Scheman, "Queering the Center by Centering the Queer: Reflections on Transsexuals and Secular Jews," in Feminists Rethink the Self, ed. Diana Tietjens Meyers, Westview Press, 1997. Download
  • Naomi Scheman, "Epistemology Resuscitated: Objectivity as Trustworthiness," in(En)Gendering Rationalities, ed. Sandra Morgen & Nancy Tuana, SUNY Press, 2001. Download
  • Naomi Scheman, “Narrative, Complexity, and Context: Autonomy as an Epistemic Value,“ inNaturalized Bioethics: Toward Responsible Knowing and Practice, ed. H. Lindemann, M. Verkerk, & M.U. Walker,Cambridge University Press, 2008. Download
  • Scheman, Naomi. Shifting Ground: Knowledge & Reality, Transgression & Trustworthiness. Oxford University Press, 2011.
Awards
  • College of Liberal Arts Teaching Award, University of Minnesota, 1993
  • Fesler-Lampert Chair in the Humanities, September 2005 - June 2006
  • Imagine Chair in Humanities, Arts, and Design, Sept 2012 - May 2014