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Samir Haddad

Samir Haddad


Associate Professor of Philosophy

Collins Hall, Room 133
Fordham University
441 E. Fordham Road
Bronx, New York 10458

Office: 718-817-2767

View Dr. Haddad's CV.


Ph.D. in Philosophy, Northwestern University, 2006.
Dissertation: Derrida, Arendt, and the Inheritance of Democracy.
Committee: David Michael Kleinberg-Levin (chair), Penelope Deutscher, Bonnie Honig, Samuel Weber.

B.A. in Philosophy (1st Class Honours, University Medal) and Women’s Studies, Australian National University, 1998.

B.Sc. in Mathematics, Australian National University, 1998.

Research Interest

20th Century Continental Philosophy
Contemporary French Philosophy
Democratic Theory
Philosophy of Education


Derrida and the Inheritance of Democracy (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2013).

Reviewed in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 3-19-2014, SCTIW Review 11-25-2014, Canadian Society of Continental Philosophy Reviews 12-18-2014, Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 46.3 (2015), International Philosophical Quarterly 55.1 (2015).

Coedited with Olivia Custer and Penelope Deutscher, Foucault/Derrida Fifty Years Later: The Futures of Genealogy, Deconstruction, and Politics (New York: Columbia University Press, 2016). Reviewed in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 4-15-2017.

‘Philosophy and its Relations to Other Disciplines in Derrida’s Writings on Education’, Philosophy Today, 61.2 (Spring 2017): 365-377.

'A Petty Pedagogy? Teaching Philosophy in Derrida's "Cogito and the History of Madness"', Foucault/Derrida Fifty Years Later, Olivia Custer, Penelope Deutscher, and Samir Haddad (eds.) (New York: Columbia University Press, 2016): 133-148.

Coauthored with Olivia Custer and Penelope Deutscher, 'Introduction', Foucault/Derrida Fifty Years Later, Olivia Custer, Penelope Deutscher, and Samir Haddad (eds.) (New York: Columbia University Press, 2016): xiii-xxiv.

'Pedagogy and Plurality in the Work of Michèle Le Doeuff', Journal of Speculative Philosophy (SPEP Supplementary Issue) 30.3 (2016): 414-424.

'Shared Learning and The Ignorant Schoolmaster', Philosophy of Education Yearbook 2015: 175-182.

'Friendship', Derrida: Key Concepts, Clare Colebrook (ed.) (New York: Routledge, 2015): 68-76.

'Teaching without Mastery', Rue Descartes 82.3 (2014): 65-67.

'Derrida and Education', A Companion to Derrida, Leonard Lawlor and Zeynep Direk (eds.) (London: Blackwell, 2014): 490-506.

'Jacques Derrida (1930-2004)', The Cambridge Foucault Lexicon, Leonard Lawlor and John Nale (eds.) (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014): 595-601.

'Citizenship and the Ambivalence of Birth', Derrida Today 4.2 (2011): 173-193.

'Jacques Derrida', History of Continental Philosophy Vol. 6: Poststructuralism and Critical Theory's Second Generation, Alan D. Schrift (ed.) (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010): 111-132.

'Language Remains', CR: The New Centennial Review 9.1 (Spring 2009): 127-146.

'A Genealogy of Violence, from Light to the Autoimmune', Diacritics 38.1-2 (Spring-Summer 2008): 121-142.

'Arendt, Derrida, and the Inheritance of Forgiveness', Philosophy Today, 51.4 (Winter 2007): 416-426.

'Reading Derrida Reading Derrida: Deconstruction as Self-Inheritance', International Journal of Philosophical Studies, 14.4 (December 2006): 505-520.

'Inheriting Democracy to Come', Theory & Event 8.1 (2005).

'Derrida and Democracy at Risk', Contretemps 4 (September 2004): 29-44.


Project Convenor, ‘Hacer Escuela/Inventing School: Rethinking the Pedagogy of Critical Theory’, Sub-project of the grant ‘Critical Theory in the Global South’, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (award # 41 600 618), 2017-2020. First Workshop scheduled for April 12-14, 2018, Fordham University, Lincoln Center Campus.

Teaching Experience

Workshops and Reading Groups