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Dr. Sara Cohen Shabot.
Assistant Professor, The Women's and Gender Studies Program, University of Haifa   
Biographical Details:
Sara Cohen Shabot (Mexico City, 1972) has a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Haifa, Israel. She specialized in phenomenology, philosophies of the body and later on in Feminist Philosophy. Her Ph.D. dissertation dealt with Merleau-Ponty's phenomenology and the grotesque body. Her present research addresses feminist (mainly phenomenological and Beauvoirian) perspectives on the subject as embodied, specifically as reflected within maternity. A book on the feminist and philosophical implications of labor and childbirth is now in preparation. She is the co-editor of a forthcoming volume on Feminist Phenomenology to be published by Rowman and Littelfield. She has published several papers on feminist phenomenology, for instance on Beauvoir’s concept of freedom and the erotic body at Feminist Theory (2016) and on Obstetric Violence as gender violence at Human Studies (2016). A book based on her dissertation was published in Hebrew in 2008.
  • Personal Information
  • Courses
    MA
    Core Seminar
    Feminist Aspects of Motherhood
    *
    2012-2016
    BA
    Seminar
    The Philosophy of Simone de Beauvoir
    2012
    BA
    Seminar
    Women Representations in Popular Media
    *
    2013
    MA
    Seminar
    The Philosophy of Simone de Beauvoir
    *
    2014-2016
    BA
    Lecture
    Ethics and The Body
    *
    2015-2016
    BA and MA
    Introduction Course (Mandatory)
    Introduction to Feminist Theories
    *
    2015-2016
    BA and MA
    Seminar
    Pregnancy, Childbirth and Motherhood: A Feminist Perspective
    *2017
  • Publications
    1.      Cohen Shabot, Sara. 2008, On the Grotesque Body: A Philosophical Inquiry on Bakhtin, Merleau-Ponty and other Thinkers, Resling, Tel Aviv, 257 pages. (In Hebrew).
    1.      Cohen Shabot, Sara. 2006, "The Grotesque and the Philosophy of Merleau-Ponty", Philosophy Today 50:3, pp. 284-295. V, I.F.=Q3, 0,114 (SCImago Journal and Country Rank, 2006) R=
     
    2.      Cohen Shabot, Sara. 2006, "Grotesque Bodies – A Response to Disembodied Cyborgs", The Journal of Gender Studies 15:3, pp. 223-235. V, I.F.=0.681, R= ERIH 2011=INT1
     
    3.      Cohen Shabot, Sara. 2007, "On the Question of Woman: Illuminating de Beauvoir through Kantian Epistemology", Philosophy Today 51:4, pp. 369-382. V, I.F.=Q2, 0,114 (SCImago Journal and Country Rank, 2007) R=
     
    4.      Cohen Shabot, Sara and  Menschenfreund, Yaki. 2008, "Is Existential Authenticity Unethical? De Beauvoir on Ethics, Authenticity and Embodiment", Philosophy Today 52:2, pp. 150-156. V, I.F.=Q3, 0,114 (SCImago Journal and Country Rank, 2008) R=
     
    5.      Cohen Shabot, Sara. 2013, "Towards a Grotesque Phenomenology of the (Ethical) Erotic", in Women: a Cultural Review, 24:1, pp. 1-10. I.F.? R= ERIH 2011=INT2
     
    6.      *Cohen Shabot, Sara. 2014, "Philosophy as Grotesque: The Case of Nietzsche", in Filozofia, 69:6, pp. 503-513. V, I.F.?, R= ERIH 2011=NAT
     
    7.      *Cohen Shabot, Sara. 2015, "Dogville or the Ambiguity of Oppression – a Beauvoirian Reading" in differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies, 26.3, pp. 142-164. I.F.= 0.231. Source: 2014 Journal Citation ReportsWeb of Science, R= ERIH 2011=INT1
     
    8.      * Cohen Shabot, Sara. 2015,"Constructing Subjectivity through Pain: A Beauvoirian Analysis of Pain in Childbirth", in European Journal of Women's Studies, DOI: 10.1177/1350506815617792, pp. 1-15. V, I.F.=0.660 R=21/41 in Women's Studies. Source: 2014 Journal Citation Reports ® (Thomson Reuters, 2015)  R= ERIH 2011=INT1
     
    9.      *Cohen Shabot, Sara. 2016, "Making Loud Bodies 'Feminine': A Feminist-Phenomenological Analysis of Obstetric Violence" in Human Studies, 39:2, pp. 231-247. DOI 10.1007/s10746-015-9369-x, 16 pages. V, I.F.= 0.618, R=Q1 (SCImago Journal and Country Rank, 2014). ERIH 2011=INT2
     
    10.  *Cohen Shabot, Sara. 2016, "How 'Free' is Beauvoir's Freedom? Unchaining Beauvoir through the Erotic Body" in Feminist Theory, 17:3, pp. 269-284, 15 pages. I.F.=0.816 R=15/41 in Women's Studies Source: 2014 Journal Citation Reports ® (Thomson Reuters, 2015), R= ERIH 2011=INT1
     
    11.  * Cohen Shabot, Sara. "Naming as Oppression and/or Liberation: A Feminist Reading of Triple Crónica de un Nombre" in Journal of Iberian and Latin American Research (JILAR), 22:2, pp. 173-186, 13 pages. I.F.=Q2 (SCImago Journal and Country Rank, 2014), R= ERIH 2011=INT2
       
    12.  * Cohen Shabot, Sara. "Fleshing Out the Ambiguous Body: J.M. Coetzee's 'The Humanities in Africa' as a Critique on Binary Conceptions of Embodiment", forthcoming in Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies, 28 pages. I.F.=0.196, R= ERIH 2011=INT2
     
  • Participation in Conferences
    Laboring with de Beauvoir: In Search of the Embodied Subject in Childbirth
    Oslo University, Oslo, Norway
    The 20th International Conference on Simon de Beauvoir
    2012
    Fleshing Out the Mothering Subject: A Phenomenological Reading
    Helsinki University, Finland
    Women, Truth, Action
    *
    2013
    Presentation of Sonia Kruks's book: Beauvoir and the Politics of Ambiguity
    St. Louis, Mo., U.S.A.
    Diverse Lineages of Existentialism
    *
    2014
    A Beauvoirian Reflection of Pain in Childbirth
    St. Louis, Mo., U.S.A.
    Diverse Lineages of Existentialism
    *
    2014
    A Phenomenological Reflection on the Birthing Subject
    Society for Women Philosophers Ireland. University of Central Dublin
    Women's Bodies
    *
    2014
    A Phenomenology of Obstetric Violence
    Cancun, Mexico
    The Caribbean Philosophical Association
    *
    2015
    Looking at Obstetric Violence through Young's Phenomenology
    Paderborn University, Germany
    Women Phenomenologists on Social Ontology
    *
    2016
    Making Loud Bodies "Feminine"
    Reikjavik University,
    Iceland
    The Nordic Society for Phenomenology: "Phenomenology and Beyond"
    *
    2016
    On Motherhood and Transcendence
    University of Wisconsin Superior, U.S.A.
    The Simone de Beauvoir Circle Conference
    *
    2016
    Workshop on Obstetric Violence
    Sofia, Bulgaria
    COST Action – European Cooperation in Science and Technology in BIRTH: Building Intrapartum Research Through Health - an interdisciplinary whole system approach to understanding and contextualising physiological labour and birth (BIRTH)
    *
    2016
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