Journal of Critical Phenomenology

About the Journal of Critical Phenomenology


Puncta is an open-access, peer-reviewed philosophical journal established with the specific intention of redirecting phenomenological intentionality. It is our belief that phenomenology is not a mere descriptive practice, but an enactment of critique, that is, an ongoing process of revealing and interrogating the concrete conditions, institutions, and assumptions that structure lived experience, phenomenological inquiry, and thinking.

We invite submissions that engage the critical turn of phenomenology via analyses of socio-political phenomena, reflections on the limits and challenges of phenomenological inquiry, or by attending to the history of philosophy, either through its silences or its canonical figures. Critical phenomenology aims to open up a more focused area of discourse that the works of those such as Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Simone de Beauvoir, Frantz Fanon, Hannah Arendt, and, more recently, Lisa Guenther, Sarah Ahmed, Alia Al-Saji, and Mariana Ortega have opened up through their commitments to an engaged phenomenology. We invite scholars to draw both on classical and contemporary phenomenology in order to join our efforts of broadening the scope and import of phenomenological research.

Editorial Board: 

Alia Al-Saji, McGill University
Debra Bergoffen, American University
Helen Fielding, Western University
Kathryn Gines, Penn State University
Lewis Gordon, University of Connecticut
Lisa Guenther, Vanderbilt University
Bonnie Mann, University of Oregon
Anne O'Byrne, Stony Brook University
Johanna Oksala, University of Helsinki
Mariana Ortega, John Carroll University 
Gayle Salamon, Princeton University
Beata Stawarska, University of Oregon
Ted Toadvine, Penn State University
Alejandro Vallega, University of Oregon
Gail Weiss, George Washington University 

Editorial Team: 

Martina Ferrari, University of Oregon, Co-Founder & Editor
Devin Fitzpatrick, 
University of Oregon, Co-Founder & Editor
Shannon Hayes, 
University of Oregon, Co-Founder & Editor
Sarah McLay, University of Oregon, Co-Founder & Editor
Kaja Jenssen Rathe, University of Oregon, Co-Founder & Editor
Amie Zimmer, 
University of Oregon, Co-Founder & Editor

This journal has not published any issues.

This journal has not published any issues.

Announcements

Puncta: Journal of Critical Phenomenology, is now seeking submissions for its inaugural issue, "Critical Times"
Posted: 2017-02-18
Puncta: Journal of Critical Phenomenology, is now seeking submissions for its inaugural issue, "Critical Times"
Posted: 2016-12-16
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