Mariëlle Smith is a PhD candidate at the Research Institute for Cultural Inquiry (ICON) and within the Graduate Gender Programme. Her current research project focuses on women’s literature, psychoanalysis, French feminist philosophy, and ethics. She holds a research master’s degree in Gender and Ethnicity from Utrecht University. The title of her MA-thesis is ‘Psychoanalysis Revisited: A Feminine Ethics in a Man’s World. A Conversation Between Bracha Ettinger and Anne Enright’. Her first publication, ‘Subjectivity as Encounter: Feminine Ethics in the Work of Bracha Lichtenberg-Ettinger and Anne Enright’, has been published in Hypatia: A journal of feminist philosophy. Her second publication is a book chapter, ‘”I Didn’t Know That I Do Not Know”: Writing the Feminine in Anne Enright’s What Are You Like?‘, in the edited collection Everyday Feminist Research Praxis: Doing Gender in the Netherlands, edited by Domitilla Olivieri and Koen Leurs. She teaches a variety of BA courses within the department of Media and Culture Studies.