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School of Arts

Ms Eileen Clements

Position: Sessional Lecturer/Tutor
Study area: Humanities and Social Sciences
Location: Mt Helen Campus, H Building


PhD (current candidate) – Federation University Australia – 2013 to present

Graduate Certificate (Migration Law and Practice) – Australia National University – 2011

Masters (Human Rights) – Curtin University of Technology – 2009

Graduate Certificate (Political Science) – University of Western Australia – 2006

Bachelor of Arts (English) – Edith Cowan University – 2004



  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences
  • Bachelor of Community and Human Services

Study areas

  • Philosophy
  • Sociology


Eileen is a PhD candidate working in the School of Arts. Eileen joined Federation University Australia in 2013 as a PhD candidate, after completing her Masters degree in the area of human rights at Curtin University in Perth. In 2014, she began teaching in the Bachelor of Arts program.

Areas of expertise

Eileen works across a variety of areas in the humanities and would describe her research as ‘interdisciplinary’. Her research spans philosophy, political philosophy, feminist studies, cultural studies and psychoanalytic theory. She is particularly interested in the topics of feminism, love as political/ethical practice and cultural change. She has presented at a number of conferences on these topics both in Australia and overseas.

Research interests

  • Feminist Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Politics/Political Science
  • Cultural Studies
  • Sociology
  • Psychoanalytic Theory and Mythology


Clements, E 2015, ‘The (Im)possibility of Love: Women and the Problem of the Feminine’, in S. V. Pfister and K. Gardiner (eds.), Past and Present: Perspectives on Gender and Love 2015, Interdisciplinary Press.


  • Australian Women’s and Gender Studies Association
  • International Association of Women in Philosophy
  • Australasian Society of Continental Philosophy