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Lisa M. Madura

Adjunct Professor

Part-Time Faculty


Lisa Madura joined the USF Philosophy department in Fall 2020. She has most recently taught courses in Ethics, Existentialism, and Philosophy of the Human Person. Lisa's research and teaching interests are broad and span philosophical traditions. She specializes in social and political philosophy with a focus on issues in feminist philosophy, philosophy of race, and democratic theory. Though she also has background in the existential and phenomenological currents of the continental tradition. At present, Lisa's research concerns the role of habit in processes of racial formation, and particularly in the formation of white subjectivity. Her work aims to establish a critical phenomenology of racial habit, to develop its normative implications, and to explore effective methods of interrupting white habit.

Research Areas

  • Social and Political Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Race
  • Feminist Philosophy
  • Critical Phenomenology


  • Vanderbilt University, PhD in Philosophy, 2023
  • University of Nevada Reno, MA in Philosophy, 2016

Selected Publications

  • "Hospitality and the Political Economy of Care" in Refugees Now: Rethinking Borders, Hospitality, and Citizenship, edited by Kelly Oliver, Lisa M. Madura, and Sabeen Ahmed (Rowman & Littlefield, 2019)