Dr. Lauren Swayne Barthold
Coordinator, Gender Studies
Lauren Swayne Barthold joined the Department in 2005 as Assistant
Professor of Philosophy. She received her Ph.D from the New School for
Social Research in 2002, where she wrote her dissertation, under the
supervision of Richard J. Bernstein, on Gadamer's conception of truth.
She also holds an M.A. in Philosophy from Simon Fraser University
(Burnaby, B.C.) and an M.C.S. from Regent College (Vancouver, B.C.).
Previous teaching positions include Eugene Lang College, Haverford, and
Siena. She has written and taught on Gadamer, Richard Rorty, Charles
Taylor, Hannah Arendt, Harry Frankfurt, Jürgen Habermas, Alasdair
MacIntyre, and Martin Heidegger. Other areas of research and teaching
interests include philosophy and literature, feminism, ethics, American
pragmatism, and hermeneutics. She is founder of the North American
Society for Philosophical Hermeneutics (NASPH Home Page)
. Dr. Barthold was instrumental in starting the Gender Studies Minor
at Gordon, which she currently directs.
recently published a book, Gadamer's Dialectical Hermeneutics
(Lexington 2010), she is now working on a new book exploring issues of
gender identity from a hermeneutical perspective.