Researcher biography

Associate Professor Marguerite La Caze’s research interests include: European philosophy, feminist philosophy, moral psychology, especially the emotions, and aesthetics, including philosophy and film.

Associate Professor La Caze holds a BA (UQ); MA (Melbourne); and PhD (UQ), and is an Australian Research Fellow 2003-2007. She held an ARC Discovery Grant 2015-2018 on ‘Ethical Restoration After Oppressive Violence: A Philosophical Account’ and was a visiting Fellow at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland in 2022.

Her current research projects include:

  • film philosophy and non-violent resistance
  • Ontologies of force: Violence, non-violence, and resistance
  • Hannah Arendt and power
  • Beauvoir and cinema

Marguerite has successfully supervised 26 PhD and Master’s students on a wide range of topics and is currently supervising students on projects including analogy and philosophical reasoning, authenticity and politics, on the work of Hannah Arendt and Simone de Beauvoir on political judgment, on the emotion of shame, and on non-violence and resistance in Australian and Indian texts.

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