Bioethics has Always Been Eugenic

A group of authors has just published a brief essay for the Monash Bioethics Review entitled “Can ‘eugenics’ be defended?” In the essay, the authors contend that bioethics discourse is polarized and politicized, and that this is a problem. While the goals of their essay seem to shift across the essay, the specific discussion they […]

Call For Proposals: Florida Prisons in Uncertain Times, Virtual Conference, Apr. 9-10, 2021 (extended deadline: Jan. 15, 2021)

I am a co-director of Stetson’s Higher Education in Prison program, Community Education Project (CEP). We are hosting a virtual conference, “Florida Prisons in Uncertain Times,” to be held on April 9 and 10, 2021. Here is our Call for Proposals. The deadline for submissions is January 15th, and you can submit your proposal here.   We are focused in Florida […]

Teaching: COVID-19 Mini-Syllabus

I have been very quiet lately online – I left Facebook and have taken a break from blogging for some time. It’s been the most difficult semester of my working life – not that this is different from anyone else’s situation (and in fact I’m better off than most, which I understand and appreciate). I […]

Paper Phones and Anti-Capitalism

Have you heard of the paper phone? It works with Android via Google, and replaces your phone for the day (or longer). First, using the software, you select what elements you’d like to print from your phone. Once the sheet is printed – let’s say you decide to include the day’s weather, your primary contacts, […]

CFP: Images of the Rabble, Praktyka Teoretyczna [Theoretical Practice] Special Issue (abstract deadline Nov. 15, 2019)

Praktyka Teoretyczna [Theoretical Practice] is an open access bi-lingual journal hosted in Poland at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan. The journal covers a broad array of subjects including political philosophy, history of ideas and social commentary. Currently they are working on a new issue, focusing on the question of rabble and its representations, planned to […]

New entry in the SEP: Critical Disability Theory

I am so glad to announce that my entry in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy on Critical Disability Theory was published today! I look forward to continual engagement on the topics within the entry and the responsibility and privilege of updating the work.

Disability is Social, Political, and Linked to Epistemic Injustice: An Academic Exploration and Personal Reflection (Guest Post)

Guest Post By David, Incarcerated at Tomoka Correctional Institution in Daytona Beach, FL   “[T]he risks associated with disability are widely understood to be merely or mostly biological, rather than, as I understand it, significantly social and political” (Hall 2016, 10). This quote lays the foundation for the argument I would like to raise about […]