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About A. Kiarina Kordela

Kordela's interdisciplinary approach to German and cultural studies is based on her expertise in intellectual history, philosophy, critical theory, Lacanian psychoanalysis, economic and political theory, theories of ideology, film analysis and visual theory and literature and literary theory. One distinguishing aspect of both her research and teaching is her focus on the relation between economic structures and metaphysics in secular capitalist modernity.
B.A., University of Athens, Greece
M.A., University of Pittsburgh
Ph.D., Cornell University
Kordela has been teaching at Macalester since 1998.


Present Director, Critical Theory Program, Macalester College
Present Professor, German Studies, Macalester College


  • A Kafkaesque Century
  • Dead White Men
  • Metaphysics in Secular Thought

Contact Information

Macalester College
Neill Hall, 208
1600 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
(651) 696-6524


Books (3)

Contributions to Books (12)

Articles (17)