Sheridan's philosophical work is avowedly 'free range,' and moves around a variety of interconnected preoccupations. Her book on Kierkegaard's conception of the self, Kierkegaard's Dancing Tax Collector: Faith, Finitude and Silence, is forthcoming from Oxford Univeristy Press in 2015. Some of her previous thoughts on Kierkegaard have appeared in International Kierkegaard Commentary (edited by Robert Perkins), volumes 15, 18, 23. She is also working on a new book project exploring conceptions of consciousness and the self in Nietzsche and Kierkegaard.
Phenomenological issues also interest her, and she has explored them in a number of contexts, from Sartre's account of subjectivity, to the fiction of Virginia Woolf and the experiences of Native Californian basket weavers.
"Silence, 'Composure in Existence,' and the Promise of Faith's Joy," in Marc A. Jolley, ed. Why Kierkegaard Matters, Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 2010.
"The Bureau(crat), the Dancer, and the Movements of Faithful Self-Concern," in Robert L. Perkins, ed. The Moment and Late Writings, International Kierkegaard Commentary, vol. 23, Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 2009.
"What the Faithful Tax Collector Saw (Against the Understanding)," in Robert L. Perkins, ed. Without Authority, International Kierkegaard Commentary, vol. 18, Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 2007.
"'Halting is Movement': the Paradoxical Pause of Confession in Kierkegaard's Upbuilding Discourses in Various Spirits," International Kierkegaard Commentary, Volume 15, Robert L. Perkins, Editor (September, 2005).
"Humean Androgynes and the Nature of 'Nature'," Feminist Interpretations of David Hume, Anne Jaap Jacobson (editor), Penn State Press, 1999.
Selected Conference Papers and Invited Talks:
"'That Poor and Erring Organ': Nietzsche on Consciousness and Instinct," Toward a Science of Consciousness Conference, Tucson, April 2014.
"Faith, Phenomenology, and Being–in– the–World," Kierkegaard and the Present Age: Appropriations, Contestations, and Interdisciplinary Approaches, November 15, 2013.
"Life's 'Luminous Halo': Virginia Woolf's Fictive Depiction of Consciousness," Toward a Science of Consciousness Conference, Tucson, April 2012.
"What is a 'Good and Perfect Gift,' and How Can We (Faithfully) Know It?" American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, San Francisco, November 19, 2011.
"Grooves, Moves, and Mozartian Darks," Festschrift in Honor of Edward Fiske Mooney, American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, San Francisco, November 19, 2011.
"Would Sartre Have Suffered From Nausea if He Had Understood the Buddhist No-Self Doctrine?" XVIth Congress of the International Association of Buddhist Studies, Dharma Drum Buddhist College, Taipei, Taiwan, June 27, 2011.
"Kierkegaard's Dancing Tax Collector: Faith, Finitude and Silence," Smith College Lecture Series, How to Do Things With Texts: Interpretation, Translation and Hermeneutic Theory, October 7, 2010.