Shannon B. Lundeen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Bioethics

Feminist Theory
Social and Political Philosophy
History of Science and Medicine
Queer Theory
Feminist Pedagogy




Shannon B. Lundeen has her primary faculty appointment is in the Department of Bioethics. She holds a secondary faculty appointment as Adjunct Associate Professor of Philosophy and serves as a member of the Faculty Advisory Board of the Women and Gender Studies Program in the College of Arts and Sciences at CWRU.  Dr. Lundeen received her Ph.D. in Philosophy from Stony Brook University where she also earned an Advanced Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies. Before joining Case Western Reserve University in July of 2013, Dr. Lundeen spent eight years as the Associate Director of the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program (GSWS) and the Alice Paul Center for Research on Gender, Sexuality, and Women (APC) at the University of Pennsylvania. As a Core Faculty member of the Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies Program, Dr. Lundeen taught courses on gender and sexuality ranging from introductory lectures to graduate level seminars, organized and led a series of pedagogy workshops for graduate students, and taught secondary students in Penn’s Social Justice Summer Research Institute.  In the spring of 2013, she was awarded the highly selective Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Lundeen’s research and teaching interests include feminist theory, bioethics, social and political philosophy, history of science and medicine, queer theory, and feminist pedagogy. She is currently working on a project that examines pre and post-natal medical interventions that attempt to “fix” the sex or “secure” the gender identity of a fetus and/or infant. Through this research, she wrestles with contemporary medico-juridical models of personhood and autonomy, and engages with work in the fields of bioethics, disability studies, feminist and queer theories, and the history of medicine.

Contact Information

Shannon B. Lundeen, PhD
Case Western Reserve University
10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland OH 44106-7175

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