cara judea alhadeff


205 Rachel Carson Way Ecovillage, Ithaca, NY 14850;; 607-379-7781




2012 European Graduate School (EGS), Europäishe Universität Für Interdisziplinäre Studien, Saas-Fee, Switzerland, Doctor of Philosophy in Philosophy, Art, and Critical Thought, Ph.D., summa cum laude
2009 EGS, MA in Media Philosophy, Studied with Avital Ronell, Wolfgang Schirmacher, Sam Weber, Hubertus von Amelunxen, Sylvère Lotringer, Yve-Alain Bois, Tom Zummer, Julia Kristeva, Jacques Rancière, Slavoj Žižek, and Fred Ulfers
1997 Iyengar Yoga Institute, graduate
1995 Pennsylvania State University (PSU), Bachelor of Philosophy degree in Corporeal Politics, with honors, summa cum laude
Schreyer Honors College (self-designed interdisciplinary major), Science Technology & Society, Women's Studies; minor in Photography;
Studied with Henry Giroux, Susan Squier, Ivan Illich, Carl Mitchum, Elizabeth Grosz, Lucky Yapa
1990-1992 Sarah Lawrence College (SLC), NY, Cultural Studies and Photography; Mentor: Joel Sternfeld
1992 Ecology and Community Program, The Institute for Social Ecology, Goddard, Plainfield, VT. Ethnobotany Program with Quijos Quechua, The School for Field Studies, Oriente Rainforest, Ecuador



2017 Petroleum-Parenting: Fear and The Myth of Anti-Science, NY: co-authored with Dr. Stephanie Seneff, NY: Skyhorse Publishing
2017 The Gestation Project. NY: Salzburg, Austria: Fotohof Editions, pending
2016 Zazu Dreams: Between the Scarab and the Dung Beetle, A Cautionary Fable for the Anthropocene Era. NY: Berlin: Eifrig Publishing
2013 Viscous Expectations: Justice, Vulnerability, The Ob-Scene. PA: Penn State University Press


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS (my articles in books and journals)

2017 Feminist Dissent: A Journal on Gender and Fundamentalism, ed. Hager Ben Driss, “The Business of Body-Phobia,” University of Warwick, UK
Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies, The University of Nebraska Press, My cover image and essay, “The Alchemy of Intimacy”
2016 Intimate Citizenship and Competing Sexual Rights Claims and Justice in the 21st Century, Special Issue: Journal of the International Network for Sexual Ethics & Politics (INSEP), “Embodied Theory as Intimate Citizenship,” University of Ghent, Belgium
Bozzetto Anniversary Issue: Stimulus, “Tasting Korea,” Germany
Divyadaan: Journal of Philosophy and Education, ed. Romero Dsouza, “Convenience-Culture and the Violence of the Everyday,” Salesian Monastery – Ratisbonne, Jerusalem Blog, “Eco-Parenting: Hypocrisy or Sustainable Action?”
Researching sex and sexualities: methodological reflections, Forward by Andrea Cornwall, Afterword by Ken Plummer, “The Insinuating Body,” University of Sussex, UK
2015 Women, Violence and Resistance, ed. Hager Ben Driss, “Decolonizing Our Wombs: Gender Justice and PetroPharma Culture,” University of Tunis
2012 Philosophy Today, "Violence and The Sacred, Special Issue #2 --Kristeva and Bataille: Archeologists of Prohibition and The Erotics of the Uncanny" pp.198-210
Rhizomes, Issue #23, "Practicing the Abject: Deleuze and the Analog Uncanny" essay #12
2011 Deleuze and Sex, ed. Frida Beckman, "Tongue and Trigger: Deleuze's Erotics of the Uncanny," University Press, Edinburgh, pp. 106-116
  Exploring the Erotic: The Gender and Sexuality Hub, ebook, eds., M. Soraya García-Sánchez, Cara Judea Alhadeff, and Joel Kuennen, "The Spectacle of the Invisible: Re-Inhabiting Vulnerability," Inter-Disciplinary Press, Salzburg, AU, pp. 1-33
2010 Art Basel Miami, 2010 Volume One, "Cross-Fertilizations: Rhizomatic Vulnerabilities"
Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture, "The Meat Issue," Tate Gallery, London, pp. 27-40
2002 Iyengar Yoga Institute Review, "Finding Discipline and Play in Frog and Toad," Vol. XXII, #1



2015 University of California, Santa Cruz, Professor of Gender and Critical Pedagogy
SFMoMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco, "The Transdisciplinary Analog"
2014-17 The Global Center for Advanced Studies, Professor of Critical Philosophy
Webster’s Bookstore, Penn State, “Viscous Expectations: Word and Image,” PA
2013 University Press Books, Berkeley, performative book-reading, CA
Oakland Community Family Diversity Collaborative, Coordinator for two protest symposia
Photography Department, University of Colorado, Boulder, “Ambiguity and The Analog”
Film Studies, University of Colorado, Boulder, “Viscous Expectations: Word and Image”
SFMoMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco, “The Transdisciplinary Analog”
2012 Co-Organizer, Bay Area’s First International Birth Justice Fair: Infant and Maternal Mortality
2011-14 Eco-literacy Community Organizer and Children’s Advocate
2010 DePaul University, "Corporeal Imaginations: Re-inhabiting Vulnerability in the Quotidian,"Chicago
2009 Editor for Inter-Disciplinary Press, Academic Global Research Consortium
2008-10The Jewish Community Center, Outreach Educator, NYC
The Center for Jewish History, Outreach Educator, NYC
2007 The Brooklyn Museum of Art, "Bridging the Gap," Visiting Artist Series, New York Pratt Institute of Art, Corporeal and Creativity Seminars, New York The Brooklyn Museum, Corporeal and Creativity Seminars, New York PSU, Anderson Visiting Artist Series, and three-day Photography Seminar, PA
2006 Gallery Ssamzie, Visiting Artist Lecturer and Photography Workshops, Seoul, S. Korea
2005 University of Minnesota, Visiting Artist Lecturer, "Cross-disciplinary Collaborations in Performance Art"
2001 UC Berkeley, Visiting Artist Lecturer, "Still Life:The Immobile Object," CA San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMoMA), Visiting Artist Lecturer, FotoForum, "Disarticulated Membranes," CA
1999-2000 Graduate Students' Mentor, California College of the Arts, CCA, San Francisco
1997-present Iyengar Yoga Teacher
1997-2000 Faculty ESL Writing Program, City College, San Francisco
1997-2002 Instructor, Good Vibrations, Adult Sex Education Outreach Team, San Francisco
1997 San Francisco Art Commission, City Hall, Visiting Artist Lecturer, "Viscous Expectations"
1995-1996 Curriculum Facilitator, International Rivers' Network, Poetry & the Environment, in collaboration with Poet Laureate, Robert Haas, Berkeley, CA
1994 PSU, Artist Series, "Porous Boundaries", Paul Robeson Center, PA
1992-present Freelance Writer and Lecturer
1992-present Fine Art Photographer
1992 Sarah Lawrence College (SLC), New Perspectives on Jewish Identity and Black Jewish Relations, NY SLC, The Sephardim in the Americas, "The Legacy of the Inquisition," NY
1990 Director and facilitator for Sarah Lawrence College Recycling Initiative (model for Governor Mario Cuomo’s New York statewide program)
1987-89 SANE/FREEZE community canvas team, Denver, CO



2015 Complicity Conference, Understanding Conflict: Forms & Legacies of Violence, “Promiscuous Crossings: Improvising Democracy,” University of Brighton, UK
Rethinking Democracy in Literature, Language and Culture, “Promiscuous Crossings: Improvising Democracy,” Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
QUEER(ED) ART: Artistic Practices of Sexual Difference and Radical Possibilities, “Dis-Orienting Sexuality: Moving Beyond the Bi”, Royal Geographic Society, Univ. of Exeter, UK
Researching Sex, "Female Ejaculation as Social Emancipation," University of Sussex, UK
Controlling Sexuality and Reproduction, Past and Present, “Decolonizing Our Wombs: Birth Justice and Petro-PharmaCulture,” University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
5th International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Emotional Geographies, “Je Suis Juif/I Am Moslem,” University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Literacies and Sexualities in Cultural, Fictional, Real and Virtual Worlds: past, present and future? “Promiscuous Crossings: Improvising Democracy,” Dublin City University, Ireland
FWSA Biennial Conference: Everyday Encounters with Violence: Critical Feminist Perspectives, “Decolonizing Our Bodies: An Eco-Feminist Perspective,” Univ. of Leeds, UK
Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association: Transformative Practice and  Theory: where we stand today, "Theory Into Action," Coventry University, UK
Centre for Ethics and Value Inquiry (CEVI): Violence, Representations and Sexuality, “The Insinuating Body,” Ghent University, Belgium
Democracy Rising: From Insurrections to 'Event,’ “Decolonizing Our Wombs: Gender Justice and Petro-PharmaCulture,” Global Center for Advanced Studies, Athens, Greece
2014Julia Kristeva, Keynote Speaker, Kristeva Circle, “Digesting The Stranger Within: le monstre du carrefour,” Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
LGBTQ Sexuality and Gender Studies Conference, “Dis-Orienting Sexuality: Moving Beyond the Bi,” Penn State University, PA
2013 Interventions Symposium, Corner College, Zürich, Switzerland
Re-imagining Communities and Civil Society, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Voices of Resistance, “De-materializing the Fiction of Democracy,” Communication and
Social Justice Conference, Penn State University
Body Horror: Contagion, Mutation, Transformation, “Practicing the Abject: The Dialectics of Self-Sacrifice,” Sydney, Australia
2012Petrocultures: Oil, Energy, Culture conference, "Dematerializing Petro-Pharma Culture," The University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
2011 College Art Association Conference, Performative Tendencies, "Cross-Fertilizations: Rhizomatic Vulnerabilities," New York, NY International Association for the Study of Sex, Culture, and Society (IASSCS)
Naming and Framing, The Making of Sexual (In)Equality, "Tongue and Trigger: Emancipatory Jouissance," Madrid, Spain Nanyang Technological University,
The Contemporary, An International Conference of Literature and the Arts, "Post-Humanism and the Politics of the Imagination," Singapore
2010International Association for Philosophy and Literature, University of Regina, "Sacrificial Lambs: Self-Portraiture and the Eroticized Other," University of Regina, Saskatchewan Keynote Speaker, Luce Irigaray, The Human Condition: Eros, "Female Ejaculation as Social Emancipation," Nipissing University, Ontario Keynote, Randy Martin, Cultural Studies Association (CSA), Sex and Text Panel, "Sexual Ethics: The Erotics of the Uncanny," UC, Berkeley College Art Association Conference, Cyber-Sex Division, Panel with Barbara Genevieve," Self-Portraiture as Sexual Sacrifice," Chicago CSA, Pedagogy Division, "Vulnerability as a Pedagogical Strategy," UC, Berkeley
2009Fifth Global Conference on the Erotic, "The Erotics of the Uncanny," Salzburg, Austria Keynote, Michael BerubeÌ