Samantha Frost

Samantha Frost is Professor in the Department of Political Science, the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, and the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Her research examines how our ideas about embodiment shape our understanding of political subjectivity. She is the author of Lessons from a Materialist Thinker: Hobbesian Reflections on Ethics and Politics (Stanford UP, 2008), which received The First Book Award from the Foundations of Political Theory section of the American Political Science Association. Frost co-edited, with Diana Coole, the volume New Materialisms: Ontology, Agency, and Politics (Duke UP 2010). She also recently published Biocultural Creatures: Towards a New Theory of the Human (Duke UP 2016), which elaborates thinking derived from second discipline training in molecular and cellular biology made possible by an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation New Directions Fellowship (2010-11). Frost recently served as Faculty Fellow and Director of the Biohumanities Research Initiative (2016-18), a project funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and hosted by the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (now known as the Humanities Research Institute). Her current project is tentatively titled The Attentive Body.




 Sep 29, 2022, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  Logan Center for Arts

915 E 60th Street, Logan Center for Arts, South Lawn

Please join us for a special outdoor Sidebar conversation with Gray Center Fellows Amber Ginsburg,  Sara Black, and Samantha Frost, co-hosted by the Department of Visual Arts' Open Practice Committee (OPC) on Thursday evening, September 29th, on the South Lawn of the Logan Center for the Arts, from 6 -8 pm.