Professor Fiona Jenkins

Professor, Centre for Moral, Social and Political Theory
Convenor, ANU Gender Institute

Fiona Jenkins has been part of the management team of the ANU Gender Institute since its inception in 2011.

She was previously the Convenor of the ANU Gender Institute, between 2013-15, and commenced her second term in this role in July 2019. She is also an Associate Professor in the School of Philosophy at ANU. Her current research includes the ARC funded Discovery project, Gendered Excellence in Social Sciences, which looks at gender via the intersections of equity and ideas of ‘excellence’ in academic disciplines; and a project which links Judith Butler’s philosophical work with wider questions about constitutional and political imaginaries, including the role of gender in these.

She has been involved in civil society monitoring of Australia’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security and engages with a wide range of strategies to improve gender equity.

 

Research interests

  • Hermeneutic And Critical Theory
  • Feminist Theory
  • Multicultural, Intercultural And Cross Cultural Studies
  • Cultural Theory
  • Culture, Gender, Sexuality
  • Screen And Media Culture
  • Law And Society
  • Poststructuralism
  • Social Philosophy
  • Political Theory And Political Philosophy
  • Jenkins, F 2022, 'Are equality and excellence a happy marriage of terms?: How gender figures in the business case for change', in Fiona Jenkins, Barbara Hoenig, Susanne Maria Weber, Andrea Wolffram (ed.), Inequalities and the Paradigm of excellence in Academia, Routledge, Abingdon, UK and New York, USA, p. 251.
  • Jenkins, F 2022, 'What have our homes become? Metaphor and metamorphosis in the pandemic lockdown', Law Text Culture, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 188-214.
  • Jenkins, F, Hoenig, B, Weber, S et al., eds, 2022, Inequalities and the Paradigm of excellence in Academia, Routledge, Abingdon, UK and New York, USA.
  • Jenkins, F, Hoenig, B, Weber, S et al. 2022, 'Introduction: Inequalities and the paradigm of excellence in academia', in Fiona Jenkins, Barbara Hoenig, Susanne Maria Weber, Andrea Wolffram (ed.), Inequalities and the Paradigm of excellence in Academia, Routledge, Abingdon, UK and New York, USA, pp. 1-15.
  • Jenkins, F 2021, 'Whoever Are Histories For? Pluralization, Border Thinking and Potential Histories', History and Theory, vol. 60, no. 4, pp. 100-117.
  • Jenkins, F 2021, 'Care in the Time of Covid', Arena Quarterly, no. No 6 Winter 2021, pp. 39-41.
  • Jenkins, F & Smith, J 2021, 'Work-from-home during COVID-19: Accounting for the care economy to build back better', The Economic and Labour Relations Review, vol. 32, no. 1, pp. 22-38.
  • Jenkins, F 2020, 'The Ethics of Care: Valuing or Essentialising Women's Work?', in M Sawer, F Jenkins & K Downing (ed.), How Gender Can Transform the Social Sciences: Innovation and Impact, Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, pp. 19-26.
  • Sawer, M, Jenkins, F & Downing, K, eds, 2020, How Gender Can Transform the Social Sciences: Innovation and Impact, Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.
  • Jenkins, F, Sawer, M & Downing, K 2020, 'Introduction: The Gender Lens and Innovation in the Social Sciences', in M Sawer, F Jenkins & K Downing (ed.), How Gender Can Transform the Social Sciences: Innovation and Impact, Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, pp. 3-15.
  • Jenkins, F 2019, 'Gendered Innovation in the Social Sciences', in Marian Sawer & Kerryn Baker (ed.), Gender Innovation in Political Science: New Norms, New Knowledge, Springer Nature, Switzerland, pp. 41-61pp.
  • Jenkins, F, Keane, H & Donovan, C 2019, 'Introduction: Gendered innovations in the social sciences', Women's Studies International Forum, vol. 72, p. 103.
  • Jenkins, F, Keane, H & Donovan, C 2019, 'Work (still) in progress: Establishing the value of gendered innovations in the social sciences', Women's Studies International Forum, vol. 72, pp. 104-108.
  • Jenkins, F 2018, 'Judith Butler and Communication Studies', in Jon F Nussbaum (ed.), Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Communication, Oxford University Press, Online, pp. 1-26.
  • Jenkins, F & Jolly, M 2018, '"Gender Trouble: Judith Butler and Anthropology" - The International Encyclopedia of Anthropology', in Hilary Callan (ed.), The International Encyclopedia of Anthropology, John Wiley & Sons Ltd., United Kingdom, pp. 2573-2575.
  • Jenkins, F 2018, 'Casablanca in Dark Times. The Ethos of Displacement', Arena Journal, Issue 50/51: pp. 71pp-91pp.
  • Jenkins, F 2017, 'Discriminating Well: On Excellence in Philosophy and Ways of Seeing Disciplinary Space', Rivista di Estetica, vol. 64, no. 64, pp. 103-117pp..
  • Jenkins, F 2015, 'Sensate Democracy and Grievable Life', in Moya Lloyd (ed.), Butler and Ethics, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, pp. 118-140.
  • Jenkins, F 2015, 'Leadership and Gender: Women's Mandate to Lead', in Jacqueline Boaks and Michael Levine (ed.), Leadership and Ethics, Bloomsbury Academic, London and New York, pp. 175-195.
  • Jenkins, F & Keane, H 2014, 'Gender and Feminism in the Social Sciences: Equity, Excellence and Knowledge in the Disciplines', Australian Feminist Studies, vol. 29, no. 80, pp. 107-114.
  • Jenkins, F 2014, 'Epistemic Credibility and Women in Philosophy', Australian Feminist Studies, vol. 29, no. 80, pp. 161-170.
  • Jenkins, F 2014, 'Pledging allegiance: the strangers inside democracy and citizenship', in Fiona Jenkins, Mark Nolan, Kim Rubenstein (ed.), Allegiance and Identity in a Globalised World, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom, pp. 169-191.
  • Jenkins, F, Nolan, M & Rubenstein, K, eds, 2014, Allegiance and Identity in a Globalised World, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom.
  • Jenkins, F, Nolan, M & Rubenstein, K 2014, 'Introduction: allegiance and identity in a globalised world', in Fiona Jenkins, Mark Nolan, Kim Rubenstein (ed.), Allegiance and Identity in a Globalised World, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom, pp. 1-27.
  • Jenkins, F 2014, 'Gendered Hierarchies of Knowledge and the Prestige Factor: How Philosophy Survives Market Rationality', in M Thornton (ed.), Through a Glass Darkly: The Social Sciences Look at the Neoliberal University, ANU Press, Canberra, Australia, pp. 49-62.
  • Jenkins, F 2013, 'Singing the Post-discrimination Blues: Note for a Critique of Academic Meritocracy', in Fiona Jenkins & Katrina Hutchison (ed.), Women in Philosophy: What Needs to Change?, Oxford University Press, New York, pp. 81-102.
  • Jenkins, F & Hutchison, K 2013, 'Introduction: Searching for Sofia: Gender and Philosophy in the 21st Century', in Fiona Jenkins & Katrina Hutchison (ed.), Women in Philosophy: What Needs to Change?, Oxford University Press, New York, pp. 1-20.
  • Jenkins, F & Hutchison, K, eds, 2013, Women in Philosophy: What Needs to Change?, Oxford University Press, New York.
  • Jenkins, F 2013, 'A sensate critique: Vulnerability and the image in Judith Butler's frames of war', Sub-Stance, vol. 42, no. 3, pp. 105-126.
  • Jenkins, F 2013, 'Strange Kinships: Embodiment and Belief in J.M. Coetzee's Elizabeth Costello', Australian Literary Studies (ALS), vol. 28, no. 3, pp. 15-27.
  • Ganguly, D & Jenkins, F 2011, 'Limits of the Human', Angelaki, vol. 16, no. 4, pp. 1-4.
  • Jenkins, F 2011, 'SOULS AT THE LIMITS OF THE HUMAN beyond cosmopolitan vision', Angelaki, vol. 16, no. 4, pp. 159-172.
  • Jenkins, F 2010, 'Judith Butler; Disturbance, Provocation and the Ethics of Non-Violence', Humanities Research, vol. 16, no. 2, p. 23.
  • Jenkins, F 2009, 'Queering Foetal Life: Between Butler and Berlant', The Australian Feminist Law Journal, vol. 30, no. June 2009, pp. 63-85.
  • Jenkins, F 2009, 'On the Rationality of Disagreement and Feeling: Brethren, Bombers and the Construction of the Common', in Andrew Schaap (ed.), Law and Agonistic Politics, Ashgate Publishing Ltd, Farnham, pp. 179-192.
  • Jenkins, F 2009, 'Humorous Commitments and Non-Violent Politics: A Response to Simon Critchley's Infinitely Demanding', Critical Horizons: a journal of philosophy and social theory, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 257-271.
  • Jenkins, F 2008, 'Giving an Account of Butler', Australian Humanities Review, vol. 45, pp. 141-148.
  • Jenkins, F 2008, 'Forgiving, Given Over, Given Away: A Response to Judith Butler', in Bronwyn Davies (ed.), Judith Butler in Conversation: Analyzing the Texts and Talk of Everyday Life, Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, New York, USA and Abingdon, UK, pp. 39-53.
  • Jenkins, F 2007, 'Toward a Nonviolent Ethics: Response to Catherine Mills', Differences, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 157-179.
  • Jenkins, F 2007, 'Grief's Testimony: On Almodovar's All About My Mother', Scan: Journal of Media Arts Culture, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 1-7.
  • Jenkins, F & Sinnerbrink, R, eds, 2007, Scan: Journal of Media Arts Culture vol 4(2): 'Film as Philosophy', 4.2.
  • Jenkins, F 2004, 'Vulnerability and the Imaginary Domain: On Drucilla Cornell's Liberalism and the Philosophy of the Limit', Women's Philosophy Review, no. 33, pp. 8-40.
  • Mills, C & Jenkins, F 2004, 'Unassumable Responsibility: New Perspectives on Freedom, Justice and Obligation', Borderlands e-journal, vol. 3, no. 1.
  • Jenkins, F 2004, 'Dialogue in the Aftermath: On good, evil and responsibility after September 11', Borderlands e-journal, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 1-11.
  • Jenkins, F 2004, 'Addressing the Crisis of Meaning: Towards a 'psychotheological' reading of the unconscious', Practical Philosophy, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 36-44.
  • Jenkins, F 2004, 'Bare-life: asylum-seekers, Australian politics and Agamben's critique of violence', Australian Journal of Human Rights, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 79-95.
  • Jenkins, F 2004, 'Supposing Truth to be a Woman: Nietzsches Liars', in Livio Dobrez, Jan Lloyd Jones, Patricia Dobrez (ed.), An ABC of Lying: Taking Stock in Interesting Times, Australian Scholarly Publishing Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 93-107.
  • Jenkins, F 2004, 'Rhetoric, Judgment, and the Art of Surprise in Nietzsches Genealogy', in Paul Bishop (ed.), Nietzsche and Antiquity His Reaction and Response to the Classical Tradition, Camden House, New York, USA and Suffolk, UK, pp. 295-309.
  • Jenkins, F 2004, 'Nietzsche', in Jack Reynolds and Jonathan Roffe (ed.), Understanding Derrida, Continuum Publishing Company, London, UK and New York, USA, pp. 142-151.
  • Jenkins, F 2004, 'Undecidable Identities and the Power of Decision: A Reply to Janice Richardson', Women's Philosophy Review, vol. 33, pp. 51-56.
  • Jenkins, F 2002, 'Plurality, Dialogue and Response: Addressing Vulnerability', Contretemps: An Online Journal of Philosophy, vol. 3, pp. 85-97.
  • Jenkins, F 2002, 'Philosophical Counselling as Care of the Self: Notes on Foucaults Genealogy of Ethics', in Henning Herrestad, Anders Holt and Helge Svare (ed.), Philosophy in Society, Unipub Forlag, Oslo, Norway, pp. 287-296.
  • Jenkins, F 2002, 'Gestures Beyond Tolerance Generosity, Fatality and the Logic of the State', Angelaki, vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 119-129.
  • Jenkins, F 2001, 'The Heeding of Differences: On Foreclosure and Openness in a Politics of the Performative', Constellations: An International Journal of Critical and Democratic Theory, vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 364-375.
  • Jenkins, F 2001, 'Therapies of Desire and Aesthetics of Existence: On Foucault's Relevance for Philosophical Counselling', Practical Philosophy, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 15-23.