Samantha Bankston

Visiting Assistant Professor

Academic Division: Arts & Humanities


Samantha Bankston is a visiting assistant professor of philosophy at Babson College. She specializes in 19th and 20th century continental philosophy, notably the ontology of Gilles Deleuze. Samantha is the author of Deleuze and Becoming (Bloomsbury, 2017), and she is currently completing a book manuscript entitled Deleuze and Žižek (Palgrave Macmillan). She translated Anne Sauvagnargues' book, Deleuze and Art (Bloomsbury/Continuum, 2013, 2017), as well as the work of other renowned philosophers, such as Gilles Deleuze, Frédéric Gros, and Salvo Vaccaro for the University of Minnesota Press, the University of Chicago Press, Lexington Books, among others. Her philosophical writings can be found in a variety of anthologies, including Simone de Beauvoir--A Humanist Thinker (Brill, 2015), Deleuze and the Passions (Punctum Books, 2016), as well as at the International Journal for Žižek Studies (2016). Dr. Bankston is a part of the international translation team, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), under the direction of Purdue University Professor Daniel W. Smith, which makes available online previously unpublished, audio-recorded lectures from Gilles Deleuze’s University of Paris-8 seminars on the thought of Michel Foucault

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D, Purdue University
  • MA, New School for Social Research
  • BA, University of Colorado, Boulder

Academic Interests

19th and 20th century continental philosophy, metaphysics, political theory, feminist philosophy, German idealism, aesthetic and cultural theory