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Claire Raymond

Aesthetic Theory, Feminist Theory, History of Photography
PhD City University of New York, 2002
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Claire Raymond holds a BA in Philosophy from Yale University, a Master of Fine Arts from New York University, and a PhD, in English literature, from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (2002), where she studied with Wayne Koestenbaum.

She has published several books and articles focusing on the intersections of aesthetic theory and feminist theory, with an emphasis on the photographic image. She is also a widely published poet, publishing poetry under her maiden name of Claire Millikin. In both her scholarly writing and poetry, Raymond pursues questions of how to articulate the space of the dispossessed in capitalism, with particular attention to questions of cultural haunting in America, as it is manifested in photography and in poetry. She teaches courses for Art History, and for Sociology, on theory of photography, aesthetic theory, culture of the image, feminist theory, and theories of cultural trauma and haunting.

[At the Graduate Center, she was awarded the Carolyn G. Heilbrun dissertation prize, and at the University of Virginia was selected for an Excellence in Diversity Fellowship. Her poems have received recognition winning the W.B. Yeats' Poetry Prize, nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and selected as finalists for the James Hearst and Lynda Hull poetry prizes.]