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Dr. Karin Fry

Professor of Philosophy and Chair
Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies

3307C Newton

PhD, University of Memphis, 2002

Most of my research examines topics in art, popular culture, religion, and politics. My current interests involve the political thought of Hannah Arendt and I serve as the Managing Editor of Arendt Studies. Prior to Georgia Southern University, I taught courses in continental philosophy, politics, and art at the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point.
Introduction to Philosophy
Philosophy of Art
19th Century Philosophy
      Life, Theory, and Group Identity in Hannah Arendt’s Thought, Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2022.
Beyond Religious Right and Secular Left Rhetoric: The Road to Compromise, Palgrave Studies in Religion, Politics, and Policy. New York: Palgrave/Macmillan Press, 2014.
Arendt: a Guide for the Perplexed, London: Bloomsbury Academic (Continuum Press), 2009.
This has also been translated into Compreender Hannah Arendt. Trans. Paulo Ferreira Valério. Petrόpolis, Brazil: Editora Vozes, 2009.
“Lyotard and the Philosopher Child.” Philosophy and Childhood: Exploring the Boundaries. Eds. Brock Bahler and David Kennedy. Lexington Press: Lanham, 2017, pp.67-77.
“Banality of Evil.” The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Nationalism. John Stone, Dennis Rutledge, Polly Rizeva, Anthony D. Smith, and Xiaoshu Hou eds., 2016.
“Natality.” Hannah Arendt: Key Concepts. Ed.  Patrick Hayden. Acumen Press: Durham, 2014, pp. 23-35. I
“The Mutual Enemy: The American Media Construction of Islam by the Christian Right and New Atheist Movements.” Negotiating Boundaries in Multicultural Societies. Eds. Dina Mansour and Andrew Milne, Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2014.
“Hannah Arendt and the War in Iraq.”  Philosophical Topics. Volume 39.2 (2011): 41-51.
“Oh No. They Killed Kenny…Again: Kenny and Camus.” South Park and Philosophy: You Know, I Learned Something Today. Ed. Robert Arp. Malden, MA: Blackwell Press, 2007, pp. 77-86.
“No Longer a Friend of Narnia: Gender in Narnia.” Philosophy and the Narnia Chronicles: The Lion, The Witch, and the Worldview. Eds. Gregory Bassham, Jerry L. Walls, and William Irwin. Chicago: Open Court Press, 2005, pp.155-166.
“The Enlightenment Narrative and Violence.” The European Mind: Narrative and Identity. Ed. Henry Frendo. Malta: University of Malta Press, 2010, Volume II, pp.446-452.
McMullin, Irene and Fry, Karin. Philosophical Topics: Hannah Arendt. Volume 39.2 (2011). Guest-edited volume.

Last updated: 12/19/2023