Cristina Lafont is presently a professor in the Department of Philosophy at Northwestern University. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Frankfurt . Habilitation, University of Frankfurt. She specializes in German philosophy, particularly hermeneutics and critical theory. She has also published in philosophy of language and contemporary moral and political philosophy. She is author of The Linguistic Turn in Hermeneutic Philosophy (MIT Press, 1999) and Heidegger, Language, and World-disclosure (Cambridge University Press, 2000).