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Personal profile

Biography

I work mainly in the field of applied aesthetics. My current research program is a conceptual investigation of images and image theory. I am also in the early stages of a project looking at signalling protocols in nature, which uses an aesthetic approach for the study of animal patterns and colours. A number of representative recent publications can be found on my academia site: https://monash.academia.edu/AlisonRoss

I am interested in supervising graduate projects in political philosophy and aesthetics, as well as in the critical theory tradition. A number of my former graduate students hold academic positions and two have won the Mollie Holman medal for excellence in doctoral research (2009, 2017). One of my former Masters students has won the Vice-Chancellor's award for Masters Thesis Excellence.

Research area keywords

  • Aesthetics
  • History of Modern Philosophy
  • Critical Theory
  • Images and Image Theory
  • Theories of Meaning

Projects 2009 2018

Research Output 2000 2019

Revolution and History in Walter Benjamin: A Conceptual Analysis

Ross, A. F., 2019, Abingdon Oxon UK: Routledge. 155 p. (Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Philosophy)

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

Alison Ross on Richard Eldridge's "Images of History"

Ross, A. F., 2018, 17 p. Critique.

Research output: Other contributionResearch

The errors of history: knowledge and epistemology in bachelard, canguilhem and foucault

Ross, A. F., 4 Mar 2018, In : Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities. 23, 2, p. 139-154 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Between luxury and need: The idea of distance in philosophical anthropology

Ross, A., 27 May 2017, In : International Journal of Philosophical Studies. 25, 3, p. 378-392 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Prizes

Art’s Faculty Award for Excellence in Higher Degree Supervision

Alison Ross (Recipient), 4 Dec 2010

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Cité Internationale des Arts

Alison Ross (Recipient), 2007

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2007 2017

  • 8 Editorial responsibility
  • 3 Contribution to conference

Critical Horizons (Journal)

Alison Ross (Guest editor)
28 Nov 2017

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility

History and Authority

Alison Ross (Keynote/plenary speaker)
29 Jul 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Oxford University Press (Publisher)

Alison Ross (Editorial board member)
2015 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (Publisher)

Alison Ross (Editorial board member)
2015 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility

Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy

Alison Ross (Keynote/plenary speaker)
3 Dec 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference