Elizabeth Wilson

Elizabeth WilsonElizabeth Wilson
Chair, Professor of WGSS

Elizabeth A. Wilson earned her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Sydney, and her B.Sc. in Psychology from the University of Otago. She was an Australian Research Council Fellow at the University of New South Wales prior to coming to Emory, and she has also held appointments in Women's Studies and Psychology at the University of Western Sydney, the Australian National University, and the University of Sydney. She has held fellowships at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard.  Her work explores how biology, psychoanalysis and affect theory can be used to aid conceptual and political innovation in feminist theory. Currently she is engaged in a feminist analysis of biomedical theories of depression (Gut Feminism); a co-authored introduction to the affect theory of Silvan Tomkins (with Adam Frank, University of British Columbia); and a special issue of the journal differences (26.1) on "Queer Theory Without Antinormativity" with Robyn Wiegman (Duke University).  Her last book examined the role of affect in the early years of artificial intelligence (Affect and Artificial Intelligence, In Vivo series, University of Washington Press).

Recent Publications

2012 "Like-minded" [co-authored with Adam Frank] Critical Inquiry, 38(4): 870-877

2011 Another neurological scene. History of the Present, 1(2), 149-169.

2010 Underbelly. differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies, 21(1), 194-208.


Psychosomatic Affect and Artificial Intelligence