Miša Stekl

Cohort
2019
Miša Stekl

Míša’s research addresses questions of sexuality in 19th- and 20th-century continental philosophy, English and Francophone literature, and queer studies. They are most interested in how theories such as psychoanalysis and deconstruction have been used to complicate conventional understandings of sexual identity and subjectivity, and how these que(e)ries might illuminate — and be illuminated by — literature, performance, film, and other media. At the same time, Míša also takes up the important critiques of the colorblindness of queer theory’s foundational texts, especially those critiques generated by Black studies; inspired by these critiques, Míša is interested in how anti-Blackness and coloniality inform (post)modern constructions of sexuality. Their current project intervenes in queer theory’s “temporal turn” by studying the queer temporality of Moonlight (2016) — a non-linear temporality structured around the differential repetition of heteronormative anti-Black violence. Before coming to Stanford, Míša earned a BA in Philosophy and Comparative Literature from Emory University.

Research Interests

Field of Interest
19th- & 20th-century continental philosophy (esp. genealogy, Psychoanalysis, and deconstruction), 20th-century English and Francophone literature, Literary Criticism and Theory, Performance Studies, critical race theory, feminist and queer theory