Dana S. Belu, PH.D

Dr. Dana Belu

Professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies

Contact Information
La Corte Hall, B-316

Spring 2024 Teaching

PHI 120-02/06: Critical Reasoning, TU/TH 11:30am- 12:45pm and 10:00am-11:15am

WMS 495-01: The Myth of the Good Mother, TU/TH, 1:30pm- 2:15pm

PHI 321-01: The Nature of beauty: Aesthetics, TU/TH 2:30pm-3:45pm

Spring 2024 Office Hours:

Tuesday and Thrusday 4:30pm – 6:30 pm and by appointment.

Dr. Belu teaches courses in Continental Philosophy, Philosophy of Technology, History of Philosophy and Feminist Philosophy. Her current research focuses on phenomenological interpretations of the relationship between technology and gender. Dr. Belu was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy - Brooklyn College, 2004-2005 and a Research Fellow @ The Center for Subjectivity Research; Copenhagen, Denmark 2005-2006. She has been teaching at Cal-State Dominguez Hills University since 2006. Dr. Belu earned her doctorate in Philosophy from Villanova University.

Recent Publications:
Works in Progress:
  • "Seeing the Phenomenon: The Radical Technologization of Human Reproduction" in Phenomenology and the Philosophy of Technology, eds. Bar de Boes and Jochem Zwier, forthcoming.
  • Notes from a Crisis: Gender, Equity and Climate Change (monograph)
  • "Maternal Dasein: Ruddick and Heidegger on Maternal Authenticity" in Gendering Dasein: Rethinking Heidegger. Forthcoming anthology, Rowman and Littlefield Pubs., 2023.
  • I received a $5000 Higher Education Small Grant from ITERATA, The Institute for Transformational Education and Responsive Action in a Technoscientific Agefor 2023-2024. The award is for my proposal to rethink the dominant techno-scientific model in higher education. I am creating a new university course that fosters a free relationship to science and technology and that will reposition epistemic authority on a new, non- technoscientific ontological footing based in experiencing life as lived through instead of the current knowledge processing outcomes-based model. This course will teach university students how to understand their worlds and situations without framing them as problems in need of solutions.
  • Invited Panel on Heidegger, Reproduction and The Motherless Age at The 55th Annual Heidegger Circle at The 54th Annual Heidegger Circle, Gonzaga University, WA. May 13th - May 16th, 2021. Online Conference
  • Invited Speaker to Post-Kantian Bioethics Workshop, Philosophy Department, Purdue University, April 16th -April 21st, 2021. Online.
  • Invited Talk ~ "The Mother Trade: A Phenomenology of Transnational Surrogacy" ~ The External Colloquium Series @ CSU-Northridge, Philosophy Department, March 25th, 2020.
  • Invited Speaker at Indiana University (Bloomington) Conference entitled The Other Beginning: History and Modernity in Heidegger's Beitraege (1936-1938) http://www.indiana.edu/~ctheory/eventsNews.shtml April, 2019
Additional Teaching & Service Activities:
  • CSU Global Journal, Associate Editor June 2022 - present
  • UN Women USA - L.A. Chapter, Board Director, June 2022 - December 2022
  • Interim Philosophy Department Chair- Spring 2020
  • Coordinator of The Women's Studies Program from 2017- 2019 (Created and developed the Masterplan for the B.A. in Women's Studies, in collaboration with the WMS Council) https://news.csudh.edu/womens-studies/
  • Planning Committee Participant for the CSUDH 5th Annual Women's Conference, March 1st, 2018
  • Faculty Learning Community (FLC) Co-Leader for "Flipping the Classroom" - Spring 2017
  • Chair of WSCAC, 2016 Task Force for Critical Thinking
  • Chair of Philosophy Department, 2013 - (Jan.) 2016
  • Professor in the HUX Program (M.A. in the Humanities External Degree Program) - 2022 - present
  • SoCal Feminist Philosophy Salon, Co-Director, 2022- present