Portrait of Henry Kripps
  • Email
    henry.krips@cgu.edu
  • Degrees
    PhD, Mathematical Physics, University of Adelaide
  • Research Interests
    Cultural studies; Contemporary European philosophy; Foundations of quantum mechanics; Foucault, Freud, and Lacan; Philosophy of science; Social theory; Science studies

Henry Krips is a professor of cultural studies and the Andrew W. Mellon All Claremont Chair of Humanities at Claremont Graduate University. He specializes in contemporary European cultural theory, especially the work of Michel Foucault, Jacques Lacan, and Slavoj Žižek, as well as issues of realism in the humanities and the sciences.

Since receiving his PhD at the University of Adelaide, Krips has held many impressive positions. He was Silverman Visiting Chair for History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas at the University of Tel Aviv and a senior visiting fellow at the Max Planck Institute for History of Science in Berlin, the Hungarian Institute for Advanced Studies in Budapest, Deakin University in Melbourne (Australia), and the IFK (Internationales Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenschaften) in Vienna. Most recently he was a senior Templeton fellow at the Institute for Quantum Optics in Vienna, under the auspices of the Austrian Academy of Arts and Sciences. Krips is on the central committee of LACK, a new association focusing on Lacanian theory.

His publications include Fetish: An Erotics of Culture (Cornell University Press, 1999) and The Metaphysics of Quantum Theory (Clarendon Press, 1989). He has co-edited several collections, including Event and Decision; Ontology and Politics in Badiou, Deleuze, and Whitehead (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2010), Der Andere Schauplatz: Psychoanalyse, Kultur, Medien (Turia Kant, 2001), and Science, Reason and Rhetoric (Pittsburgh University Press, 1995).

Co-edited with Roland Faber and Daniel Pettus. Event and Decision: Ontology and Politics in Badiou, Deleuze, and Whitehead. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2010.

“A Mass Media Cure for Auschwitz.” International Journal of Žižek Studies 1, no. 4 (2007): 1–21.

Co-edited with Marie L Angerer, et al. Der Andere Schauplatz: Psychoanalyse, Kultur, Medien. Vienna, Austria: Turia Kant, 2001.

Fetish: An Erotics of Culture. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1999.

Co-edited with J. E. McGuire and Trevor Melia. Science, Reason and Rhetoric. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1995.

The Metaphysics of Quantum Theory. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1987.