Patricia Clough

CloughProfessor of Sociology
 

About

Patricia Ticineto Clough is Professor of Sociology, Women’s Studies, and Intercultural Studies at Queens College and the Graduate School of the City University of New York. Her books include Autoaffection (2000), Feminist Thought (1995) and The End(s) of Ethnography (1992, revised 1998).

Professor Clough’s Latest Book

Autoaffection
Unconscious Thought in the Age of Teletechnology

Autoaffection, by Professor Patricia Clough (2000)Autoaffection explores the connection between new theories, new technologies, and new ways of thinking.

In this book, Patricia Ticineto Clough reenergizes critical theory by viewing poststructuralist thought through the lens of “teletechnology,” using television as a recurring case study to illuminate the changing relationships between subjectivity, technology, and mass media.

Autoaffection links diverse forms of cultural criticism-feminist theory, queer theory, film theory, postcolonial theory, Marxist cultural studies and literary criticism, the cultural studies of science and the criticism of ethnographic writing-to the transformation and expansion of teletechnology in the late twentieth century. These theoretical approaches, Clough suggests, have become the vehicles of unconscious thought in our time.

Selected PUBLICATIONS

Books

Intimacies, A New World of Relational Life with Alan Frank and Steven Seidman, Routledge  2013.

Beyond Biopolitics: Essays in the Governance of Life and Death, with Craig Willse (eds.) Duke University Press, Fall 2011.

The Affective Turn: Theorizing the Social with Jean Halley. Durham: Duke University Press, 2007

Papers and Chapters

“Three Notes, Three Questions: Response to Graham Haman,” in Speculative Medievalisms , Discography. Edited by The Petropunk Collective.  Punctum Books, 2013.

A Dream of Falling: Philosophy and Family Violence,” in Handbook of  Object Matters. Edited by Eleanor Casella, et.al. Routledge, 2013.

Women Studies Quarterly, Special Issue Editor with Jasbir Puar, Viral, Summer 2012

“In the Aporia of Ontology and Epistemology: Toward a Politics of Measure ,”  Feminist Media Theory: Iterations of Social Difference, Guest Editor, Jonathan Beller, S&F Online, Barnard Center for Research on Women, 10.3 Summer 2012.

“My Mother’s Scream” in Oscillation, Echo, Affect: Sound, Music and the Organisation of Feeling, edited by Marie Thompson and Ian Biddle, Continuum, 2012.

“Bodies: Technoscience and Feminist Theories.” Handbook of the Body.  edited by Bryan Turner,  Routledge  2012.

“What Difference Do(es) the Graphic(s) Make: War by Other Means,” in   Digital Cultures and the Politics of Emotion: Feelings, Affect and Technological Change. Palgrave 2012.

“The Digital, Labor and Measure Beyond Biopolitics,“ Feminist Media Theory: Iterations of Social Difference, Guest Editor, Jonathan Beller, S&F Online, Barnard Center for Research on Women, 10.3 Summer 2012.

“The Transformational Object of Cruel Optimisim,” Public Feelings Salon with Lauren Berlant S&F Online, Barnard Center for Research on Women December 2012.

“Gendered Security/National Security: Political Branding and Population Racism,” in Beyond Biopolitics: Essays in the Governance of Life and Death, with Craig Willse (eds.) Duke University Press, 2011.

“The Affective Turn: Political Economy, Biomedia and Bodies,” The Affect Theory Reader, edited by Melissa Gregg and Gregory Seigworth. Duke University Press, 2010.

EDUCATION

Ph.D. (Sociology) University of Illinois, 1977
 

CONTACT

Office: Powdermaker Hall 252DD
Tel: (718) 997-2869
Fax: (718) 997-2820
Email: patricia.clough@qc.cuny.edu