Women and Gender Studies Program

Kate Wininger Ph.D

Professor of Philosophy

Office Location

Luther Bonney 253 Portland Campus


(207) 780-4928

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D.


Professor Kathleen J. Wininger is Full Professor of Philosophy and Women and Gender Studies at the University of Southern Maine.  She writes and publishes in the areas of late nineteenth and twentieth-century cultural philosophy.  She is the editor, with Robert Baker, of the 4th edition of Philosophy and Sex , she also co-edited of the 3rd edition of  Philosophy and Sex.   She is the author of Friedrich Nietzsche's Reclamation of Philosophy  and is currently working on a book on cross cultural views of sexuality.  Her works include articles on ethical theory, Friedrich Nietzsche's moral and aesthetic theories, decolonization, and the ethical implications of European visual portrayal of colonized people.  She teaches courses related to Philosophy of Art and Visual Cultures, Love, Sexuality and Friendship, African Philosophy, and African Women Thinkers.  Prior to her present appointment, Dr. Wininger taught at Temple University, Earlham College and Villanova University in the United States.  A frequent visitor to Southern and Eastern Africa, she has taught courses in Philosophy and Women's Studies in Kenya at the University of Nairobi.

Recent Publications

Philosophy and Sex,  ed. Robert Baker and Kathleen J. Wininger.  Author of "Introduction ",“On Spinsters,” “To Cut or Not to Cut”.   4th edition, Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 2009, 516 pages. ISBN-10: 1591026091, ISBN-13: 978-1591026099;  she co-edited of the 3rd edition of  Philosophy and Sex  (Prometheus, 1998).

Friedrich Nietzsche's Reclamation of Philosophy (Rodopi, 1997).  

"Mind/body split" (1,000)  Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexualities Studies (5 volumes). Nancy A. Naples, Editor-in-Chief.  Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell publication date 2015.

“Stomp & Holler: Because We’ve Had Enough!  The Transformation Of Slutwalks,” Transformations: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy published by New Jersey City University, 2012. 105-112.

“Nietzsche’s Women and Women’s Nietzsche” in  Feminist Interpretations of Friedrich Nietzsche, Pennsylvania State University Press.

"Fictions And Spectacles:  Neo Colonial Images Of African Women"  in Marang: Language Literature And Society:  A Southern African Journal.

“Disabled People,”  “Iris Marion Young,” and “Postcolonialism.” "1000 words," "1000 words," "1500 words," respectively.  Encyclopedia of Global Justice.  Deen Chatterjee, ed. Springer, 1st Edition.