Gabrielle Benette Jackson


Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Stony Brook University. 

I received my Ph.D. in Philosophy from Harvard University in 2011.  Since then I was the Andrew W Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto’s Jackman Humanities Institute, a Visitor at the Institute for Advanced Study’s School of Social Sciences in Princeton, New Jersey, and a visiting scholar at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University from 2016-2017.  I joined the faculty at Stony Brook University in 2014. 

I am a specialist in phenomenology, philosophy of mind, and feminist philosophy.  My research concerns the relationship between the mind and the body, and specifically how our mental capacities are shaped by our motor abilities.  My current research addresses the question of what pathological case studies can tell us about normal life.  I have written about Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s concept of motor intentionality, perception in bodily space, the relationship between neurophenomenology and radical architecture, and how bodily habits shape gender norms.