Cressida Heyes

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Cressida J. Heyes (born 1970) is a British and naturalized Canadian philosopher, currently employed as the Canada Research Chair in Philosophy of Gender and Sexuality at the University of Alberta, Edmonton.[1] Educated at Oxford University (BA) and McGill University (MA and PhD), Heyes has also taught at Michigan State University.

She studies issues of sexuality, feminism, theories of embodiment and philosophical psychopathology as well as the work of philosophers including Michel Foucault[2] and Ludwig Wittgenstein.


Her publications include:

  • Cosmetic Surgery: A Feminist Primer [1]. Farnham: Ashgate Publishing, 2009. (edited volume)
  • Self-Transformations: Foucault, Ethics, and Normalized Bodies. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007.
  • The Grammar of Politics: Wittgenstein and Political Philosophy. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2003. (edited volume)
  • Line Drawings: Defining Women Through Feminist Practice. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2000.

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