Diana Kati Reese

Diana Kati Reese

Diana Reese received her B.A. in Comparative Literature from the University of California at Berkeley and her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, with an emphasis on German & French 18th century literature and philosophy, from Columbia University in 2002.  She has taught German literature and feminist theory at Cornell and Harvard Universities.

Her published works include Reproducing Enlightenment:  Paradoxes in the Life of the Body Politic (de Gruyter, 2009), "A Troubled Legacy: Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and the Inheritance of Human Rights" (Representations, 2006) and “Aporias of Free Trade:  The Nature of Biodiversity” (Radical Philosophy, 2008).  

In 2012, having followed a lifelong interest in plants and ecosystems, she received a Diploma in Horticulture from the New York Botanical Garden.  Her current research focuses on the relationship between writing and the material imagination.