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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 in the areas of: Husserlian phenomenology, feminist and gender theories, the phenomenology of embodiment, the philosophy of time, and 20th-century continental philosophy.

She has done extensive research on Husserl’s inner time-consciousness and argues in her book,
Intersubjective Temporality: It’s About Time (Springer, 2006), that this apparently solipsistic structure is integrated with an open intersubjective structure. In her second book, Lou Sullivan Diaries (1970–1980) and Theories of Sexual Embodiment: Making Sense of Sensing, she both publishes ten years of Lou Sullivan’s diaries (formerly unpublished) and works through multiple theories of gender and sexual embodiment with an eye toward negotiating tensions between scientific/medical/psychological, queer, feminist, and trans approaches.

In her articles, she has discussed multiple topics, including: pregnancy; eating disorders; gender; the interrelation of temporality and lived embodiment; the issue of hormone treatment for feminist philosophy; Husserl’s retention and recollection; and the levels of constitution in Husserl’s phenomenology.

Husserl’s Ideas, Ideas II, Cartesian Meditations, Phenomenology of Inner Time Consciousness, Analyses of Passive Synthesis, and Husserl selections; Sartre’s Being and Nothingness; Heidegger’s Being and Time; Queer Theory and Transgender Studies; Philosophy of Time; Institutional Narratives of (Trans)gender; Contemporary Philosophy; Philosophy of the Body; Existentialism; Logic; Essential Questions: What is Gender?; and the Philosophy Graduate Teaching Seminar


Lou Sullivan Diaries (1970–1980) and Theories of Sexual Embodiment: Making Sense of Sensing. Springer, 2018.

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

Co-edited volume

Continental Philosophy Review, special edition: “Feminist Phenomenologies” 43.1 (Springer, April 2010). Co-edited with Sara Heinämaa.

Selected articles

“A Phenomenological Critique of Critical Phenomenology,” in Why Method Matters: Phenomenology as Critique, Smaranda Aldea, David Carr, and Sara Heinämaa, eds. “Research in Phenomenology” series. Routledge, 2022, 95–112.

“Back to Basics: Husserl’s Phenomenology of Inner Time-Consciousness—what it does, and what it can do,” in The Husserlian Mind, Hanne Jacobs, ed. Routledge, 2021, 184–94.

“Levels of Embodiment: A Husserlian Analysis of Gender and the Development of Eating Disorders,” in Time and Body: Phenomenological and Psychopathological Approaches, Christian Tewes and Giovanni Stanghellini, eds. Cambridge University Press, 2021, 234–55.

Noesis, Noema, and Gender—Oh My!Journal of Speculative Philosophy special issue, 34.3 (2020). Gail Weiss and Andrew Cutrofello, eds., 248–64.

“The Natural Attitude,” in 50 Concepts for a Critical Phenomenology, eds. Gayle Salamon, Gaile Weiss, and Ann Murphy. Northwestern University Press, 2019, 237–41.

“Feminist and Transgender Tensions: An Inquiry into History, Methodological Paradigms, and Embodiment,” in New Feminist Perspectives on Embodiment, eds. Clara Fischer and Luna Dolezal. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave–Macmillan, 2018, 103–23.

“Feminismus,” in Husserl Handbuch, eds. Maren Wehrle and Sebastian Luft. Stuttgart, Germany: Metzler Verlag, 2017, 336–41.

“Husserl and Queer Theory,” in Continental Philosophy Review 50.3 (2017): 311–34.

Dr. Rodemeyer has received grants and awards through the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD); the Belgian American Educational Foundation (BAEF); 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 (Russo, Wimmer, and Global Health Faculty Course Development).

Time, the Body, and the Other (Heidelberg University, 2018)

Husserl in a New Generation (Kent University, 2017)