Faculty Profile

Dr. Penelope Ingram

Associate Professor Feminist Theory, Philosophy, Postcolonial Theory & Literature


  • PhD, University of New South Wales, 1999
  • MA, Yale University, 1994
  • BA, Smith College, 1992

Current Research

Professor Ingram is currently at work on a book, Framing the Mother: Psychoanalysis and the Maternal Gaze, which revisits the question of the female spectator in contemporary film.

Recent Publications

  • Books
  • The Signifying Body: Towards an Ethics of Sexual and Racial Difference. SUNY Press, Series in Gender Theory, Tina Chanter, ed., 2008.
  • Articles Refereed in Journals:
  • Review of Transnational Whiteness Matters. Aileen Moreton-Robinson, Maryrose Casey and Fiona Nicoll (eds), 2008. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. Australian Feminist Studies 26:70 (2011).
  • “Veiled Resistance: Algerian Women and the Resignification of Patriarchal and Colonial Discourses of Embodiment.” Journal for Peace and Justice Studies 19:1 (2009): 50-65.
  • “Representing the Irish Body: Reading Ned’s Armor.” Antipodes: Journal of the American Association of Australian Studies 20:1(June 2006): 11-19. Research for this article was funded by a grant from the NEH.
  • “Racializing Babylon: Settler Whiteness and the 'New Racism.'” New Literary History 32:1 (Winter 2001): 157-176.
  • “From Goddess Spirituality to Irigaray's Angel: The Politics of the Divine.” Feminist Review 66 (Autumn 2000): 46-72.
  • “‘One Drifts Apart’: To the Lighthouse as Art of Response.” Philosophy and Literature (April 1999): 78-95.
  • “Can the Settler Speak?: Appropriating Subaltern Silence in Janet Frame’s The Carpathians,” Cultural Critique 41 (Winter 1998/99): 79-107.

Department/University Committees

  • Women’s and Gender Studies Advisory Board
  • Department Tenure and Promotion Committee
  • Hermanns Lecture Committee
  • University Committee on the Status of Women and Minorities

Recent Awards and Grants

  • NEH Summer Stipend 2004

Professional Service

  • Referee for Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy
  • Referee for Island Studies JournaI

Professional Memberships

  • Modern Language Association of America
  • International Association of Philosophy and Literature
  • Society for Women in Philosophy
  • Feminist Ethics and Social Theory.
  • Southern Comparative Literature Association
  • American Association of Australian Studies