Nicole Yokum

Nicole Yokum, 150w


Postdoctoral Fellow


St. George,

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  • BA, Dartmouth College
  • MA, Dartmouth College
  • PhD, Philosophy and Women’s Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Pennsylvania State University

Nicole’s dissertation, “The Politics of Attachment: Toward a Critical Theory of Affect,” investigated emotional distortions related to various forms of oppression through the lens of the four attachment styles—specifically, with a mind to exploring the ethical and practical value of “insecure” political attachments.

Her primary research interests are Frankfurt School critical theory, critical philosophy of race, feminist philosophy, and queer/affect theory.

Nicole is also an accomplished teacher, having won several university-wide and departmental awards at Penn State.

Research Interests:

Ethics, Feminist Philosophy, Philosophy of Race