Curriculum Vitae
Curriculum Vitae - Linda Cox

Teaching Experience

Austin Community College.  Adjunct Professor of Philosophy. 2011-present.  "Introduction to Philosophy" and "Ethics."  Teach in classroom and online formats and use service-learning extensively.  

Southwestern University.   Adjunct Assistant Professor of Philosophy, 2016-18.  "What Is Philosophy?", "Introduction to Feminist Philosophy" and "Feminist Ethics"  (cross-listed in Feminist Studies and Race and Ethnicity Studies Departments).  

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Teaching Assistant, Department of English.  1994-96.  "Freshman Composition."

Professional Publications

" 'Holding Open a Place for Possibility':  Paul Ricoeur, Fredric Jameson, and the Language of Utopia.”  Ideology and Utopia in the Twenty-First Century: The Surplus of Meaning in Ricoeur’s Conception of the Dialectical Relationship. Eds. Stephanie N. Arel and Dan R. Stiver.  Lanham, MD:  Lexington Books, 2018.

"The  Convergence of Ricoeur’s and Von Wright’s Complex Models of History." Etudes Ricoeuriennes/ Ricoeur Studies.  Vol. 5, No. 1.  Eds. Eileen Brennan and Johann Michel.  University of Pittsburgh Press, 2014.  Web.

“Sandra Cisneros.”  Encyclopedia of World Literature in the Twentieth Century.  Ed. Steven Serafin.  New York:  St. James Press, 2000.  Print.

“Expatriates;” “J.D. McClatchy;” “William Everson;” “Alan Seeger.”  Encyclopedia of American Literature.  Ed. Steven Serafin.  New York:  Continuum, 1999.  Print.


University of Texas Visiting Scholar.  2017-present.

Global Gender and Women’s Studies Faculty Learning Community, Austin Community College.  Initiated learning community and received stipend to co-facilitate.  2019-present.

Globalizing the Curriculum Faculty Learning Community, "Global Issues in Dignity and Human Rights."  Stipend to revise Ethics course curriculum with an emphasis on human rights using a narrative approach.  2018-19 

Globalizing the Curriculum Faculty Learning Community, "Hunger in Malawi:  Globalizing and Ethics Curriculum."  Developed a module to globalize an ACC ethics curriculum module emphasizing a sustainability framework and human rights.  2017-18. 

ACC Student Success Initiative Grant, "Adaptation of Phil 2306, Ethics, with Service-Learning Component." Developed partnership with community non-profits to offer a service-learning opportunity during class periods. Course integrates practical ethical experience with theoretical study and reflection.  2015.  (Faculty Spotlight:  Dr. Linda Cox inspires students to create innovative social solutions).

conference presentations

“A Capabilities Approach to Women’s Incarceration.”  Human Development and Capabilities Association Conference.  London, England.  9 September 2019. 

“‘How to Begin to Begin Again’:    Ricoeurian Innovation and Sedimentation in William Carlos Williams’ Paterson.”   Society for Ricoeur Studies Conference.  Los Angeles, California, 3 November  2018.

“Narrative Repetition in Sherwood Anderson’s 'The Egg.'” Twentieth-Century Literature Conference, Louisville, Kentucky.  2002.  

“The Uses and Abuses of Narrative History in Paterson.” Twentieth-Century Literature Conference, Louisville, Kentucky.  2000. 

“Retrieving the Past:  A Heideggerian Reading of Paterson.” Twentieth-Century Literature Conference, Louisville, Kentucky.  1996.

“The Forces of Circularity in Dos Passos’s Manhattan Transfer.” Paper presented at Twentieth-Century Literature Conference, Louisville, Kentucky.  1995.


community service

Women's Storybook Project of Texas.  Board of Directors 2012-present. Our mission is to connect children with their incarcerated mothers through literature by visiting women's prisons and helping women record stories for their children. 

Research Interests

I am most interested in applying the capabilities framework to social issues affecting women and children, and am especially interested in ways it could help solve ethical issues surrounding women's incarceration. I also research Paul Ricoeur's narrative theory and its convergence with American literature and philosophy.

Postsecondary Education

University of North Carolina At Chapel H

Doctor of Philosophy

University of North Carolina At Chapel H

Master of Arts

Duke University

Master of Arts

Rice University

Bachelor of Arts