Excluded, By Design

I began my earlier review of Widdows’s Perfect Me by wondering which is preferable: a feminist text such as Widdows’s that seems to add disability to its analysis as an afterthought (and in doing so naturalizes and rebiologizes disability) or a feminist text such as Kate Manne’s Down Girl  that disregards the apparatus of disability […]

Abstract for My Keynote Address at the Disabling Normativities Conference, University of Witwatersrand, Oct. 1-3, 2019

Here is the abstract for my Keynote Address at the Disabling Normativities conference in Johannesburg in October: Philosophy is the most conservative and homogeneous discipline across the humanities and social sciences with respect to areas of inquiry and specialization. The homogeneity of the topics and questions studied in philosophy is, furthermore, co-constitutive with the homogeneity […]

Commemorating Foucault I: Symposium on Hall’s The Bioethics of Enhancement

Michel Foucault died unexpectedly 35 years ago today. To honour Foucault’s memory and the rich body of work that he bequeathed to us, I am reposting two symposiums that were previously posted at Discrimination and Disadvantage: a symposium on my Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability that took place at the annual meeting of CSWIP […]

Hate Speech: What It Is and How It Works, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Mar. 26-27, 2020

Invited Speakers: Alexander Brown, Mary Kate McGowan, Mari Mikkola, Mihaela Popa-Wyatt Contact Inga Bones, Universität Karlsruhe about registration. Registration required. Recent surveys suggest that hate speech is on the rise, particularly on the internet and on social media. Hate speech, its potential to harm individuals, and its corrosive effects on democracy and social stability are widely […]

Oxford Symposium on Comparative Political Philosophy, Oxford, Jul. 10-12, 2019

The 1st Oxford Symposium on Comparative Political Philosophy will be held at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford on 10-12 July. The program is here: Day 1 (10/7) 10:30-11:00    Registration + Welcome speech 11:00-1:00      Keynote speaker’s speech Angle, Stephen (Wesleyan University), “Do institutions have authority over us? Reflections on the history of Confucian renzhi 人治versus fazhi 法治 debates” 1:00-2:00        Lunch 2:00-4:00        Section […]

CFP: Migration, Stability, and Solidarity, Ruhr-University Bochum, Oct. 28-29, 2019 (deadline: Jul. 19, 2019)

Interdisciplinary Conference: Migration, Stability, and Solidarity Ruhr-University Bochum, October 28th and 29th Keynote: Michael Blake (University of Washington, Seattle) The conference will discuss two neglected questions within migration ethics:             1. What is the relation between migration and political stability?             2. How should solidarity be understood when it comes to migration? With respect to […]

CFP: Fat Activism (deadline: Sept. 1, 2019)

Call for proposals for a special issue of Fat Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Body Weight and Society on Fat Activism Guest Editors:Stefanie Snider, Kendall College of Art and Design, snider.stefanie@gmail.comJason Whitesel, Illinois State University, jawhit6@ilstu.edu To be considered for inclusion in this special issue, please send a 250-400 word proposal and current CV or resume to […]