Grosz has a Ph.D. from the Department of General Philosophy at the University of Sydney, where she was a lecturer from 1978 to 1991. She moved to Monash University in 1992. From 1999 to 2001, she was professor of Comparative Literature and English at the State University of New York at Buffalo. She taught at Rutgers University from 2002 until joining Duke in 2012.
- Jacques Lacan: A Feminist Introduction (1990)
- Volatile Bodies: Toward a Corporeal Feminism (1994)
- Space, Time and Perversion: Essays on the Politics of Bodies (1995)
- The Nick of Time: Politics, Evolution and the Untimely (2004)
- Chaos, Territory, Art: Deleuze and the Framing of the Earth (2008)
- Becoming Undone. Darwinian Reflections on Life, Politics and Art (2011)
- The Incorporeal: Ontology, Ethics, and the Limits of Materialism (2017)
- "Elizabeth Grosz Bio". Duke University Womens Studies. Retrieved March 8, 2015.