Modern philosopher most recognized for her published works on feminist and queer theory.
She graduated from Yale University where she obtained her Ph.D. in Philosophy in 1984.
She was awarded the Theodor W. Adorno Award in 2012 for her work on political theory, gender studies, and moral philosophy.
Her family was residing in Cleveland, Ohio, when she was born.
She taught classes on Comparative Literature at UC Berkeley for many years, the same school soap opera actress Molly Stanton once attended.