Cressida Heyes Phd



Cressida J. Heyes. Anaesthetics of Existence: Essays on Experience at the Edge. Duke University Press, 2020. More.

Cressida J. Heyes ed. Critical Concepts: Gender and Philosophy (volumes I-IV). Routledge, 2011. More.

Cressida J. Heyes and Meredith Jones ed. Cosmetic Surgery: A Feminist Primer. Ashgate Press, 2009. More.

Cressida J. Heyes. Self-Transformations: Foucault, Ethics, and Normalized Bodies. Oxford University Press, 2007. More.

Cressida J. Heyes, ed. The Grammar of Politics: Wittgenstein and Political Philosophy. Cornell University Press, 2003. More.

Cressida J. Heyes. Line Drawings: Defining Women through Feminist Practice. Cornell University Press, 2000. More.

Journal articles

Cressida J. Heyes, “Two Kinds of Awareness: Foucault, The Will, and Freedom in Somatic Practice.” Human Studies 2018. 

Heyes, Cressida J. and J. R. Latham. “Trans Surgeries and Cosmetic Surgeries: The Politics of Analogy.” Trans Studies Quarterly 5:2, 2018: 174-189.

Cressida J. Heyes, “Dead to the World: Rape, Unconsciousness, and Social Media.” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 41:2, January 2016. See here: a pre-print of this article and some further resources for teachers.

Cressida J. Heyes, Megan Dean, and Lisa Goldberg. “Queer phenomenology, sexual orientation, and health care spaces: Learning from the narratives of queer women and nurses in primary health care.” Journal of Homosexuality, August 2015.

Cressida J. Heyes and Angela Thachuk, “Queering Know-How: Clinical Skill Acquisition as Ethical Practice.” Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, July 2014.

“Foucault and Feminist Philosophy Now.” Introduction to special issue of Foucault Studies on Foucault and feminism, Fall 2013. Available on-line.

“Be Reasonable: A Response to Amy Allen’s The Politics of Our Selves.” Philosophy and Social Criticism, September 2012. PDF: author posting.

Cressida J. Heyes and Chloë Taylor. Between Disciplinary Power and Care of the Self: A Dialogue on Foucault and the Psychological Sciences.” PhaenEx 5:2, 2010: 179-209. Available on-line.

Ressentiment, Agency, Freedom: Reflecting on Responses to Self-Transformations.” Hypatia 25:1, 2010. PDF: author posting.

“Diagnosing Culture: Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Cosmetic Surgery.” Body and Society 15:4, December 2009. PDF: author posting.

(with Natalie Helberg and Jaclyn Rohel), “Thinking Through the Body: Yoga, Philosophy, and Physical Education.” Teaching Philosophy, September 2009. PDF: Author posting.

“Normalisation and the Psychic Life of Cosmetic Surgery.” Australian Feminist Studies, 22:52 2007. PDF: Author posting.

“Cosmetic Surgery and the Televisual Makeover: A Foucauldian Feminist Reading.” PDF: Author Posting. (c) Taylor & Francis, 2007. This is the author’s version of the work. It is posted here by permission of Taylor & Francis for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Feminist Media Studies, Volume 7 Issue 1, March 2007.

“Changing Race, Changing Sex: The Ethics of Self-Transformation.” Journal of Social Philosophy 37:2, 2006: 266-282. Reprinted with new preamble in Laurie Shrage, ed. You’ve Changed: Sex Reassignment and Personal Identity (New York: Oxford University Press, 2009).

“Foucault Goes to Weight Watchers.” Hypatia 21:2, 2006: 126-149. PDF: Author posting.

Always Ask Why ? Teaching Philosophy 101.” Halifax: Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education monograph series, 2004.

“Feminist Solidarity After Queer Theory: The Case of Transgender.” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 28:4, 2003: 1093-1120. PDF: Author posting. Reprinted in The Transgender Studies Reader, ed. Susan Stryker and Stephen Whittle, Routledge 2013.

“Identity Politics.” Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy 2002. New edition 2020.

“Teaching Wollstonecraft’s Maria, Or The Wrongs of Woman.” Teaching Philosophy 23:2, 2000: 111-25.

“Anti-Essentialism in Practice: Carol Gilligan and Feminist Philosophy.” Hypatia 12:3, 1997: 142-63. PDF: Author posting. Reprinted in Contemporary Literary Criticism v. 208, Thomson-Gale, 2005.

Book chapters

Cressida J. Heyes, “Practices of Justification: From Philosophy to Pluralism,” in Dimitri Karmis and Jocelyn Maclure ed. Civic Freedom in an Age of Diversity: James Tully’s Public Philosophy, forthcoming.

“Anaesthetics of Existence.” In Feminist Phenomenology and Medicine, ed. Kristin Zeiler and Lisa Folkmarson Käll. SUNY Press 2014.

“Child, Birth: An Anaesthetic.” In Dimensions of Pain: Humanities and Social Science Perspectives, ed. Lisa Folkmarson Käll. Routledge 2012.

“Subjectivity and Power.” In Foucault: Key Concepts, ed. Dianna Taylor. London: Acumen, 2011.

(with Meredith Jones) “Cosmetic Surgery in the Age of Gender.” In Cressida J. Heyes and Meredith Jones, ed. Cosmetic Surgery: A Feminist Primer (Aldershot, UK: Ashgate 2009). Available on-line.

“All Cosmetic Surgery is Ethnic: Asian Eyelids, Feminist Indignation, and the Politics of Whiteness.” In Cressida J. Heyes and Meredith Jones, ed. Cosmetic Surgery: A Feminist Primer (Aldershot, UK: Ashgate 2009). PDF: author posting.

“Can there be a Queer Politics of Recognition?” in Robin Fiore and Hilde Lindemann Nelson ed., Recognition, Responsibility, and Rights: Feminist Ethics and Social Theory (Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2003).

“‘Back to the Rough Ground!’: Wittgenstein, Essentialism, and Feminist Methods.” in Naomi Scheman ed., Re-Reading the Canon: Feminist Interpretations of Ludwig Wittgenstein (University Park: Penn State Press, 2002).


Review of J. Jack Halberstam, Gaga Feminism. Women’s Review of Books March/April 2013.

Review of Anne Enke, ed. Transfeminist Perspectives In and Beyond Transgender and Gender Studies, Women’s Review of Books, May/June 2013.

Review of C. G. Prado, ed. Foucault’s LegacyNotre Dame Philosophical Reviews, August 20 2010.

Symposium on Self-Transformations: Foucault, Ethics, and Normalized BodiesHypatia 25:1, 2010.

Review essay: “Gender, Bodies, Freedom: Feminist Philosophy Across Traditions,” Constellations: An International Journal of Critical and Democratic Theory 13:4, 2006.

Review of Ludwig Nagl and Chantal Mouffe, eds. The Legacy of Wittgenstein: Pragmatism or DeconstructionPhilosophy in Review 23:5, 2003.

Review of Nancy C.M. Hartsock, The Feminist Standpoint Revisited and Other EssaysHypatia 17: 2, 2002.

Review of Sonia Kruks, Retrieving Experience: Subjectivity and Recognition in Feminist PoliticsPhilosophy in Review 21:5, 2001.

Review essay: “Reading Transgender, Rethinking Women’s Studies.” NWSA Journal 12:2, 2000: 170-80. PDF. Reprinted in Masculinity Lessons: Rethinking Men’s and Women’s Studies, ed. James Catano and Daniel Novak. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011.

Review of Christine Overall, A Feminist IPhilosophy in Review 19:5, 1999.

Review of Iris Marion Young, Intersecting Voices: Dilemmas of Gender, Political Philosophy, and Public PolicyPhilosophy in Review 19:1, 1999.