Matt Lovett

  • Visiting Lecturer

Matt Lovett holds a PhD in Philosophy from Duquesne University after having defending his dissertation, The Logic of Sexuation in Deleuze and Lacan. He specializes in 19th and 20th Century Continental Philosophy, Psychoanalysis, Aesthetics, and Feminist and Queer Theory. His dissertation research demonstrates the centrality of sexual difference for Deleuze’s differential ontology and for Lacanian psychoanalysis. It simultaneously shows how Deleuze and Lacan are indebted to each other (rather than fundamentally opposed, as received wisdom would have it). The dissertation seeks to reconcile a tension in feminist theories of the body (viz., does the sexed body have ontological primacy, or is the “sexed” body always already materialized only in and through relations of power and discourse?) by elaborating the psychoanalytic account of sexual difference and its relation to embodiment via Deleuze and Lacan. Matt has taught Feminist Theory, introductory Philosophy courses, courses on ethics and moral problems, and has also created and led a study abroad course to Berlin, Germany. He’s also into techno. 

Recent Courses

GSWS 0500: Introduction to Feminist Theory

Education & Training

  • PhD, Philosophy, Duquesne University
  • MA, Philosophy, Duquesne University
  • BA, Philosophy, Rhodes College, Memphis, TN