- PhD, York University (2017)
- MA, University of Guelph (2010)
- BA, Honors, Trent University (2006)
- International Scholar, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (2005)
Elisabeth Paquette has studied in Canada and Belgium, and taught in Canada and the US. Her first book, titled Universal Emancipation: Race beyond Badiou (University of Minnesota Press, 2020), engages French political theorist Alain Badiou’s discussion of Négritude and the Haitian Revolution to develop a nuanced critique of his theory of emancipation. Currently, she is working on a monograph on the writings of decolonial theorist Sylvia Wynter, as well as an edited collection on Alain Badiou’s conception of sexual difference. She has translated several essays, including a few by Julia Kristeva. She is also the founder and co-organizer of the annual Feminist Decolonial Politics Workshop.
Continental Philosophy (esp. French Marxism), Feminist Theory, Decolonial Theory, Social and Political Philosophy
- “Ceremonies of Liberation: On Sylvia Wynter and Solidarity.” The CLR James Journal 28 (1-2): 61-83. Fall 2022.
- “Unsettling Public Spaces.” NaKaN: A Journal of Cultural Studies, “Statuary, memory and representation in the decolonial era/statuaire, mémoires et représentations au tournant decolonial,” 1(1): 1-19. 2022. Online.
- “Revisiting Monique Wittig’s Lesbian for a Feminist Life.” philoSOPHIA: A Journal of Continental Feminism 11 (1-2): 49-73. 2021
- “Autopoietic Systems: Organizing Cellular and Political Spaces.” Radical Philosophy Review 24 (1): 1-19. 2021
- “Reconciliation and Cultural Genocide: A Critique of Liberal Strategies of Innocence.” Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy 35 (1): 143-160. 2020. Special Issue: Indigenizing and Decolonizing Feminist Philosophy.
- “Wynter and Feminist Thought.” Philosophy Compass 15 (12): 1-12. 2020.