Lanei Rodemeyer

Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts

College Hall 326
Phone: 412.396.6497


Ph.D., Philosophy, SUNY Stony Brook, 2001
M.A., Philosophy, SUNY Stony Brook, 1996
B.A., Philosophy, University of Notre Dame, 1989

Lanei Rodemeyer works primarily in the areas of Husserlian phenomenology, continental philosophy, the philosophy of time, and feminist/gender philosophy of the body. She has done extensive research in Husserl's works on inner time-consciousness and argues in her book, Intersubjective Temporality: It's About Time (Springer, 2006), that this apparently solipsistic structure is actually integrated with an open intersubjective structure. In her articles where she takes up questions of the body, she has challenged traditional notions of the subject by considering pregnancy, eating disorders, and more recently, transsexuality, with regard to how they affect our understanding of embodied consciousness. In other recent presentations and articles, she addresses the interrelation of temporality and lived embodiment; questions of time, eternity, and existentialism; and the issue of hormone treatment for feminist philosophy.


Husserl's Ideas; Ideas II; Cartesian Meditations; Phenomenology of Inner Time Consciousness; Husserl selections; Sartre's Being and Nothingness; Heidegger's Being and Time; Philosophy of Time; Contemporary Philosophy; Philosophy of the Body; Existentialism; Logic; Basic Philosophical Questions; and the Philosophy Graduate Teaching Seminar

Dr. Rodemeyer has received grants and awards through the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD); the Belgian American Educational Foundation; the Duquesne University Presidential Scholarship Award;  the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Duquesne University McAnulty College and Graduate School Endowment Award; and Duquesne University McAnulty College and Graduate School Faculty Development Awards.
Selected Publications

Intersubjective Temporality: It's About Time. Springer, 2006.

Diaries of a Transsexual: Lou Sullivan and the Body's Voice. Forthcoming.

Continental Philosophy Review, special edition: "Feminist Phenomenologies". Vol. 43, No. 1. Springer, April 2010. Co-edited with Sara Heinämaa.
"Introduction". Continental Philosophy Review special edition, "Feminist Phenomenologies". Eds. Sara Heinämaa and Lanei Rodemeyer. Vol. 43, No. 1. Springer, April 2010. Co-authored with Sara Heinämaa.

"A Return to Retention and Recollection: An Analysis of the Possible Mutual Influence of Consciousness and its Content". On Time. New
Contributions to the Husserlian Problems of Time-Constitution. Eds. Dieter Lohmar and Ichiro Yamaguchi. Forthcoming 2010.

"How do we imagine the past? Reconsidering retention and recollection in Husserl's phenomenology of inner time-consciousness". Journal of the
British Society for Phenomenology, Vol. 20, No. 2, May 2009. Eds. Rudolf Bernet and William S. Hamrick.

"'I don't have the Words': Considering Language (and the lack thereof) through the Phenomenological Paradigms of Temporality and Corporeality." Meaning and Language: Phenomenological Perspectives. Phaenomenologica vol. 187, Springer: The Netherlands, 2008.

"Applying Time to Feminist Philosophy of the Body," in Beliefs, Bodies, and Being, ed. by Deborah Orr, et al (Rowman and Littlefield, 2006).

"Developments in the Theory of Time-Consciousness," in Husserl: A Critical Reader, ed. by Donn Welton (Indiana University Press, 2003), pp. 125-154.

"Dasein Gets Pregnant," in Philosophy Today, Volume 42 (1998 supplement), pp. 76-84.