Faculty Profile

Irene Klaver

Title
Professor
Department
Philosophy and Religion
College
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

    

Education

PhD, State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook, NY, 1996.
Major: Philosophy/ Indeterminacy in Place. Committee members: Edward S. Casey (Director), Mary Rawlinson, Anthony Weston, Peter Manchester, Stephen A.Tyler (Outside Reader: Professor of Anthropology and Linguistics, Rice University)
MA, New School for Social Research, New York, 1988.
Major: Philosophy
MA, University of Amsterdam, 1987.
Major: (Cum Laude) Political Theory/ Social Sciences/ De Moed der Wanorde: Noodzaak voor Onbepaalde Ruimte in Stadsplanning (The Courage of Chaos: Necessity of Indeterminate Space in City Planning)
BA, University of Amsterdam, 1984.
Major: Psychology/Philosophy

Current Scheduled Teaching*

PHIL 6950.001, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2021
PHIL 6950.706, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2021
PHIL 4650.001, Philosophy of Water, Fall 2021 Syllabus
PHIL 6900.706, Special Problems, Fall 2021

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

PHIL 6950.706, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 5W1 2021
PHIL 6950.005, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2021
PHIL 4200.001, Science, Technology, and Society, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 6900.007, Special Problems, Spring 2021
PHIL 6950.004, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2020
PHIL 6650.001, Philosophy of Water Issues, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 6950.706, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2020
PHIL 4650.001, Philosophy of Water, Spring 2020 Syllabus
PHIL 6900.706, Special Problems, Spring 2020 Syllabus
PHIL 6250.001, Aesthetics, Fall 2019 SPOT
PHIL 6950.001, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2019
PHIL 6900.706, Special Problems, Fall 2019
PHIL 6950.706, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2019
PHIL 4951.001, Honors College Capstone Thesis, Spring 2019
PHIL 4200.001, Science, Technology, and Society, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 6950.001, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2018
PHIL 6950.706, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2018
PHIL 4650.001, Philosophy of Water, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 6650.001, Philosophy of Water Issues, Fall 2018 SPOT
PHIL 6900.706, Special Problems, Fall 2018
PHIL 6950.706, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2018
PHIL 4150.001, Feminism, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 2500.004, Introduction to Contemporary Environmental Issues, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 5900.706, Special Problems, Spring 2018
PHIL 6950.706, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2017
PHIL 2500.005, Introduction to Contemporary Environmental Issues, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 4800.001, Postmodernism, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 4900.706, Special Problems, Fall 2017
PHIL 5900.706, Special Problems, Fall 2017
PHIL 6950.706, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2017
PHIL 4150.001, Feminism, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 2500.004, Introduction to Contemporary Environmental Issues, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 6900.706, Special Problems, Spring 2017
PHIL 6950.001, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2016
PHIL 6950.706, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2016
PHIL 6650.001, Philosophy of Water Issues, Fall 2016 SPOT
PHIL 6900.706, Special Problems, Fall 2016
PHIL 6950.706, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2016
PHIL 4700.001, Environmental Ethics, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 2500.004, Introduction to Contemporary Environmental Issues, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 6900.706, Special Problems, Spring 2016
PHIL 6950.001, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2015
PHIL 6950.706, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2015
PHIL 2500.005, Introduction to Contemporary Environmental Issues, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 6900.706, Special Problems, Fall 2015
PHIL 5250.001, Topics in the History of Philosophy, Fall 2015 SPOT
PHIL 6950.706, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2015
PHIL 6950.001, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2014
PHIL 6950.706, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2014
PHIL 2500.001, Introduction to Contemporary Environmental Issues, Fall 2014 Syllabus
PHIL 4800.001, Postmodernism, Fall 2014 Syllabus
PHIL 6900.706, Special Problems, Fall 2014
PHIL 6950.706, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2014
PHIL 2500.001, Introduction to Contemporary Environmental Issues, Spring 2014 Syllabus
PHIL 6650.001, Philosophy of Water Issues, Spring 2014
PHIL 6950.706, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2013
PHIL 2500.005, Introduction to Contemporary Environmental Issues, Fall 2013 Syllabus
PHIL 4650.001, Philosophy of Water, Fall 2013 Syllabus
PHIL 6950.706, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2013
PHIL 2500.001, Introduction to Contemporary Environmental Issues, Spring 2013 Syllabus
PHIL 5960.001, Seminar in Problems of Philosophy, Spring 2013
PHIL 4900.706, Special Problems, Spring 2013
PHIL 6900.706, Special Problems, Spring 2013
PHIL 6950.706, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2012
PHIL 2500.005, Introduction to Contemporary Environmental Issues, Fall 2012 Syllabus
PHIL 4650.001, Philosophy of Water, Fall 2012 Syllabus
PHIL 6900.706, Special Problems, Fall 2012
PHIL 6910.706, Special Problems, Summer 10W 2012
PHIL 6950.706, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2012
PHIL 4700.001, Environmental Ethics, Spring 2012 Syllabus
PHIL 4800.001, Postmodernism, Spring 2012 Syllabus
PHIL 4900.706, Special Problems, Spring 2012
PHIL 6900.706, Special Problems, Spring 2012
PHIL 2500.001, Introduction to Contemporary Environmental Issues, Fall 2011 Syllabus
PHIL 6650.001, Philosophy of Water Issues, Fall 2011
PHIL 2500.001, Introduction to Contemporary Environmental Issues, Spring 2011 Syllabus
PHIL 5950.706, Master's Thesis, Spring 2011
PHIL 4650.001, Philosophy of Water, Spring 2011 Syllabus
PHIL 4900.706, Special Problems, Spring 2011
PHIL 6500.001, Cultural Criticism, Fall 2010
PHIL 2500.001, Introduction to Contemporary Environmental Issues, Fall 2010
PHIL 5950.706, Master's Thesis, Fall 2010
PHIL 4900.706, Special Problems, Fall 2010
PHIL 4900.706, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2010
PHIL 5950.706, Master's Thesis, Spring 2010
PHIL 4960.001, Proseminar in Philosophy, Spring 2010
PHIL 4900.706, Special Problems, Spring 2010
PHIL 5900.706, Special Problems, Spring 2010
PHIL 5910.706, Special Problems, Spring 2010
PHIL 5950.706, Master's Thesis, Fall 2009
PHIL 5960.002, Seminar in Problems of Philosophy, Fall 2009
PHIL 4900.706, Special Problems, Fall 2009
PHIL 5900.706, Special Problems, Fall 2009
PHIL 4951.001, Honors College Capstone Thesis, Spring 2009
PHIL 5950.706, Master's Thesis, Spring 2009
PHIL 4960.005, Proseminar in Philosophy, Spring 2009
PHIL 5900.706, Special Problems, Spring 2009
PHIL 5910.706, Special Problems, Spring 2009
PHIL 5950.706, Master's Thesis, Fall 2008
UCRS 1980.001, Experimental Course, Summer 5W2 2008
PHIL 6900.706, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2008
PHIL 6910.706, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2008
PHIL 5750.001, Environmental Ethics and Public Policy, Spring 2008
PHIL 5950.706, Master's Thesis, Spring 2008
PHIL 4900.706, Special Problems, Spring 2008
PHIL 5900.706, Special Problems, Spring 2008
PHIL 5950.706, Master's Thesis, Fall 2007
PHIL 4960.001, Proseminar in Philosophy, Fall 2007
PHIL 5900.706, Special Problems, Fall 2007
PHIL 5900.706, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2007
PHIL 6900.706, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2007
PHIL 6910.706, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2007
PHIL 5950.706, Master's Thesis, Spring 2007
PHIL 5960.004, Seminar in Problems of Philosophy, Spring 2007
PHIL 6120.001, Social and Political Philosophy, Spring 2007
PHIL 4900.706, Special Problems, Spring 2007
PHIL 5900.706, Special Problems, Spring 2007
PHIL 5950.706, Master's Thesis, Fall 2006
PHIL 4600.001, Phenomenology, Fall 2006
PHIL 5900.706, Special Problems, Fall 2006
PHIL 5950.706, Master's Thesis, Spring 2006
PHIL 5960.001, Seminar in Problems of Philosophy, Spring 2006
PHIL 4900.706, Special Problems, Spring 2006
PHIL 5910.706, Special Problems, Spring 2006
PHIL 5950.706, Master's Thesis, Fall 2005
PHIL 4960.001, Proseminar in Philosophy, Fall 2005
PHIL 5900.706, Special Problems, Fall 2005
PHIL 5900.706, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2005
PHIL 5910.706, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2005
PHIL 5950.706, Master's Thesis, Spring 2005
PHIL 5960.002, Seminar in Problems of Philosophy, Spring 2005
PHIL 5950.706, Master's Thesis, Fall 2004
PHIL 4600.001, Phenomenology, Fall 2004

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Abstracts and Proceedings
Klaver, I. J. (2008). "Rivers" in: Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy.
Klaver, I. J. (2008). "Water" in: Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy.
Book
Klaver, I. J., Rozzi, R., May, R., Gavin, T., Massardo, F., Núñez, F., Pauchard, a., Simberloff, D. (2018). From Biocultural Homogenization To Biocultural Conservation. Dordrecht: Springer.
Klaver, I. J. (2012). Water, Cultural Diversity & Global Environmental Change: Emerging Trends, Sustainable Futures?.
Klaver, I. J. (2004). Environmental Philosophy: From Animal Rights to Social Ecology.
Book Chapter
Klaver, I. J., Frith, A. J. (2020). Technical/political governmentality of green infrastructure and the emergence of new human-water relations. The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of the City. London:.
Klaver, I. J. (2020). Engaging the Water Monster of Amsterdam: Meandering Towards a Fair Urban Riversphere. The Wonder of Water: Lived Experience, Policy, and Practice. 91-114. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
Klaver, I. J., Frith, A., Meagher, S. M., Noll, S., Biehl, J. S. (2019). The endeavor to embody urban waters: Technical/political governmentality of green infrastructure and the emergence of new human-water relations. The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of the City. 13. London: Routledge.
Klaver, I. J. (2018). “Re-Claiming Rivers from Homogenization: Meandering and Riverspheres.”. From Biocultural Homogenization to Biocultural Conservation. Eds. Ricardo Rozzi, May, R., Chapin, T. Gavin, M., Klaver, I., Massardo, F., Núñez, M., Pauchard, A., Simberloff, D.. 21. Dordrecht: Springer Press.
Klaver, I. J. (2017). “Indeterminacy in Place: Rivers as Bridge and Meandering as Metaphor.”. Phenomenology and Place, edited by Janet Donohoe. 209-225. London: Rowman and Littlefield International Limited.
Klaver, I. J. (2016). “Re-Rivering Environmental Imagination: Meander Movement and Merleau-Ponty.”. Nature and Experience: Phenomenological Approaches to the Environment, edited by Bryan E. Bannon.. 113-127. London: Rowman and Littlefield International Limited.
Klaver, I. J. (2016). “Water, Mud, and Sand: Dutch Re-scaping the Land.”. Hypernatural Landscapes in the Anthropocene.Edited by Sabine Flach and Gary Sherman.. 101-122. Peter Lang International Academic Publishers:.
Klaver, I. J. (2008). "Wild: Rhythm of Appearing and Disappearing" in The Great New Wilderness Debate, Volume 2, Editors Michael P. Nelson and J. Baird Callicott.
Klaver, I. J. (2007). "Boundaries on the Edge" in Boundary Explorations in Ecological Theory and Practice, eds. Charles Brown and Ted Toadvine.
Klaver, I. J. (2005). "Whose Water is it Anyway? Boundary Negotiations on the Edwards Aquifer in Texas," in Globalization, Water and Health: Resource Management in Times of Scarcity.
Klaver, I. J. (2004). "Boundary Projects Versus Border Patrol," in Nature Reconsidered: New Essays in Environmental Philosophy.
Klaver, I. J. (2004). "Stone Worlds: Phenomenology on the Rocks," in Environmental Philosophy: From Animal Rights to Social Ecology.
Klaver, I. J. (2004). Introduction "Environmental Continental Philosophy," part III of the Fourth Edition of Environmental Philosophy: From Animal Rights to Social Ecology.
Klaver, I. J. (1995). "Silent Wolves:  The Howl of the Implicit," .
Klaver, I. J. (1995). "The Implicit Practice of Environmental Philosophy,".
Book Review
Frith, A. J., Klaver, I. J. (2016). Review Unruly Waters: A Social and Environmental History of the Brazos River by Kenna Lang Archer.. 469-470. Oakland, CA: University of California Press.
Catalogue Essay
Klaver, I. J. (2018). Making the Accidental Wild Visible: Dornith Doherty’s Deluge. DELUGE, an exhibition of photographs and hydrographs by Dornith Doherty. Dalla, Texas: Holly Johnson Gallery. https://www.hollyjohnsongallery.com/exhibition/129/press_release/
Journal Article
Klaver, I. J. (2018). “Meandering and Riversphere: The Potential of Paradox .”. http://editions.lib.umn.edu/openrivers/article/meandering-and-riversphere-the-potential-of-paradox/
Klaver, I. J. (2017). “Colonialism and Imperialism: Indigenous Resistance on the U.S./Mexico Border,”. Perspectives on Global Development and Technology. 16, 15-33. Leiden: Brill.
Klaver, I. J. (2016). “Le concept de rivière-sphère au service de la reconquête de l’espace fluvial, à Amsterdam et ailleurs.”. 333, 80-86. Paris: ETE - Éditions ESPACES.
Klaver, I. J. (2009). " A holistic approach: the intangible mental, spiritual and cultural health benefits of protected areas,".
Klaver, I. J. (2009). " Sharing Water Internationally, Past, Present And Future—Mexico And The United States,".
Klaver, I. J. (2009). Neighborly Waters, Sharing Water Internationally between Mexico and the United States. 24(1), 7-20. http://www.ag.auburn.edu/auxiliary/srsa/
Klaver, I. J. (2008). Roundtable Water and Ethics.
Klaver, I. J. (2007). "Re-vitalizing Chinese River Relations,".
Klaver, I. J. (2007). "The Future of Environmental Philosophy,".
Klaver, I. J. (2005). "Always Already Rhythm, Merleau-Ponty's Movement Toward Ontology".
Klaver, I. J. (2005). "The Implicit Practice of Environmental Philosophy,".
Klaver, I. J. (2003). "Phenomenology on (the) Rocks," in Eco-Phenomenology.
Klaver, I. J. (2002). "Battles of nature; the ethical side of grazing by large herbivores,".
Klaver, I. J. (2002). "Born to be Wild; A Pluralistic Ethic Concerning Introduced Large Herbivores,".
Klaver, I. J. (2001). "Phenomenology on (the) Rocks,".
Klaver, I. J. (2000). Casual Killing?Placing Random Violence, KRISIS, Tijdschrift voor Empirische Filosofie.
Klaver, I. J. (1998). "Interview with Richard Rorty,".
Klaver, I. J. (1998). "Wonder van het Hollandse landschap:  Alles is eigenlijk kunstmatig" ,("Wonderful Artificiality of Dutch Landscape"), .
Klaver, I. J. (1994). "Cultivating a Critical Voice in Women's Studies:  A New Look at Advertising" .
Klaver, I. J. (1987). "Alledaagse Kennis," ("Knowledge of Everyday Life").
Klaver, I. J. (1986). "Foucaults Geschiedenis van de Sexualiteit," ("Foucault's History of Sexuality") .
Other
Klaver, I. J. (2006). "Developing Water Resources in Rural Jamaica: A Case Study in Southern Trelawny.".
Popular Press Article
Klaver, I. J. (1998). Ethiek rondom grote grazers (Ethics around Large Herbivores in New Nature Areas.
Scholarly Preface
Klaver, I. J. (2018). . “Making the Accidental Wild Visible: Dornith Doherty’s Deluge”. Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas DELUGE, an exhibition of photographs and hydrographs by Dornith Doherty..
Translation or Transcription
Klaver, I. J. (1994). "The Enigma of Art:  Phenomenology of Aesthetic Experience or Archeology of the Work of Art" .
Video and Audiovisual Material
O'Connor, B. C., Klaver, I. J., Khader, D., Perrault, J. (2017). Manchester Heartbreak. https://vimeo.com/243975857
Webpage
O'Connor, B. C., Klaver, I. J. (2014). Amoskeag Triptych. http://amoskeagtryptich.com
O'Connor, B. C., Klaver, I. J. (2010). Photography Changes our Environmental Awareness. Smithsonian Photography Initiative, Smithsonian Institution. Smithsonian Institution. click.si.edu/Theme.aspx?theme=2

Awarded Grants

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Grant - Research
Way, J. E. (Co-Principal), Golden, T. (Principal), Aoyama, K. (Co-Principal), Klaver, I. (Co-Principal), "Faculty Mentoring Grant: 2016-2017 Faculty Writing Group," Sponsored by Faculty Success Office of the Provost, University of North Texas, $5000 Funded. (August 2016May 2017).
Klaver, I. J. (Principal), "Grant for Philosophy of Water Project," Sponsored by The Dixon Water Foundation, Private, $500000.00 Funded. (August 2006September 2009).
Grant - Service
Klaver, I. J. (Co-Principal), Kim, D. (Co-Principal), Samantha, L. (Co-Principal), Terra, R. (Co-Principal), "Women Philosophers Mentoring Group Grant," Sponsored by CLASS Dean's Office, University of North Texas, $5000.00 Funded. (September 2018August 2019).
Sponsored Research
Way, J. (Co-Principal), Golden, T. (Principal), Aoyama, K. (Co-Principal), Klaver, I. (Co-Principal), "Faculty Mentoring: 2017-to present, UNT Faculty Writing Group," Sponsored by Faculty Success (Office of the Provost), University of North Texas, $5000 Funded. (20172020).
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    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
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    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
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    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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