My work explores the intersections of feminist phenomenology, embodiment, and visual
culture. I draw in particular on the works of M. Merleau-Ponty, as well as L. Irigaray
and M. Heidegger. My research falls within the realm of continental philosophy and in
particular phenomenology and addresses issues of sexual difference, technology,
temporality, spatiality, as well as racialization. I draw on artworks (employing Samuel
Mallin’s body hermeneutics) not as aesthetic objects, but in order to think alongside
them. My PhD is in Social and Political Thought from York University, and my Postdoctoral
Fellowship was at the Phenomenolgische Kollegium at the Bergische Universitaet Wuppertal,

Feminist Phenomenology


Future Directions and Feminist Phenomenology, Future Directions in Feminist Phenomenology (2013)


Feminism, Routledge Companion to Phenomenology (2012)

This chapter thinks through the intersection of feminism with phenomenology in a way that does...



Time in Feminist Phenomenology (with Christina Schües ed. and Dorothea Olkowski ed.) (2011)

The contributors to this international volume take up questions about a phenomenology of time that...


The Other: Feminist Reflections in Ethics (with Gabrielle Hiltmann, Dorothea Olkowski, and Anne Reichold) (2007)

The western philosophical tradition, with its focus on universal concepts and a presumed neuter, but...



Reflections on Corporeal Existence, Feministische Phänomenologie und Hermeneutik (2005)

Fielding argues that neither the socialization account of sex and gender which ultimately relies on...



The Poetry of Habit: Beauvoir and Merleau-Ponty on Aging Embodiment, Simone de Beauvoir's Philosophy of Age (2014)

As people age their actions often become entrenched—we might say they are not open to...



"Multiple moving perceptions of the real: Arendt, Merleau-Ponty and Truitt", Hypatia (2011)

This paper explores the ethical insights provided by Anne Truitt's minimalist sculptures, as viewed through...



Merleau-Ponty, Film, Theory and Philosophy, the Key Thinkers (2009)

This chapter thinks through the intersection of feminism and phenomenology taking into consideration the historical...



White Logic and the Constancy of Color, Feminist Interpretations of Maurice Merleau-Ponty (2006)

This chapter considers the ways in which whiteness as a skin color and ideology becomes...



Chiasmi International Journal, life and Individuation, vol. 7 (2005)

Volume 7, edited by Mauro Carbone and Helen Fielding, publishes 2 previously unpublished working notes...


Phenomenology and visual culture


Intermittent Relations: Questioning ‘Homeland’ Through Yael Bartana’s Wild Seeds, Time in Feminist Phenomenology (2011)

Helen Fielding, in examining Yael Bartana’s video art works, in particular, Wild Seeds (2005), argues...


Luce Irigaray


A Phenomenology of 'The Other World': On Irigaray's 'To Paint the Invisible', Chiasmi International: Trilingual Studies Concerning Merleau-Ponty's Thought (2008)

As we know, Merleau-Ponty was struggling with a dynamic shift in his thinking at the...



Dwelling with language: Irigaray responds, French interpretations of Martin Heidegger: An exeptional reception (2008)

This chapter is a study on Luce Irigaray’s engagement with Martin Heidegger’s approach to language....



The Invisible Interlacing between Fleshes: Conversation between Luce Irigaray and Helen A Fielding, Conversations (2008)

This chapter is an extension of the dialogue between Luce Irigaray and Helen A Fielding...



Touching Hands, Cultivating Dwelling, Luce Irigaray: Teaching (2008)

Luce Irigaray’s insights into dwelling as relational are explored phenomenologically through Louise Bourgeois’ outdoor sculptures...



This Body of Art: The Singular Plural of the Feminine, Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology (2005)

I explore the possibility that the feminine, like art, can be thought in terms of...




The Finitude of Nature: Rethinking the Ethics of Biotechnology, Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy (2001)

In order to open new possibilities for bioethics, I argue we need to rethink our...