Susan Hekman

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Susan Hekman
Born (1949-02-28) February 28, 1949 (age 67)
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Nationality American
Academic background
Alma mater University of Washington
Academic work
Main interests Postmodern feminism
Notable ideas Criticism of standpoint feminism

Susan Jean Hekman (born February 28, 1949),[1] is a postmodern feminist and the professor of political science and director of the graduate humanities program at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA).[2] Hekman's research has been critical of standpoint feminist theory.[3]


Hekman was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA, in 1949. Hekman earned her Ph.D from the University of Washington in Seattle.[4] While Hekman stayed at NIAS, she completed the first chapter of her proposed book, Subject Matters: The Evolution of the Subject in Feminist Theory. Hekman stated that, "the book will be an analysis of the major contributions to the development of the subject in feminist theory from the mid-twentieth century to the present. The first chapter, an analysis of the path-breaking work of Simone de Beauvoir, defines the themes that will be pursued in subsequent chapter. After completing this chapter, I sketched out the outline of the entire book, mapping the organization of the chapters and the theses that I will develop."[4]

Selected works[edit]


  • Hekman, Susan; Alaimo, Stacy (2008). Material feminisms. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. ISBN 9780253219466. 

Journal articles[edit]

See also: Hartsock, Nancy (Winter 1997). "Comment on Hekman's "Truth and Method: Feminist Standpoint Theory Revisited": truth or justice?". Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society. The University of Chicago Press via JSTOR. 22 (2): 367–374. JSTOR 3175277. 


  1. ^ "Hekman, Susan J.". Library of Congress. Retrieved 16 January 2015. (Susan J. Hekman) data sht. (b. 02-28-49) 
  2. ^ "Dr. Susan Hekman: Professor of Political Science; Director, Graduate Humanities Program". Department of Political Science, University of Texas at Arlington. Retrieved 16 January 2015. 
  3. ^ Flynn, Elizabeth A. (2002). "Introduction". In Flynn, Elizabeth A. Feminism beyond modernism. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press. p. 12. ISBN 9780809324354. 
  4. ^ a b "Hekman, S.J.". Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study. Retrieved 15 January 2015. 

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