Some Things to Consider About Disability and Diversity in Philosophy

As readers and listeners of Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability know, in the book’s fourth chapter I examine criticisms that feminist philosophers and theorists have directed at Foucault according to which his claims rely upon and reproduce androcentric, sexist, and masculinist biases. In a post at Discrimination and Disadvantage, I summarized remarks that I […]

The Ugly Truth of Being a Black Professor in America

The article by George Yancy copied below appeared in The Chronicle of Higher Education on April 29, 2018. You can read or listen to the original article here. _________________________________________________________ By George Yancy APRIL 29, 2018 “Dear Nigger Professor.” That was the beginning of a message that was sent to me. There is nothing to be cherished […]

Philosophy of Disability as Critical Diversity Studies-Now Published!

In a previous post, I indicated that my article “Philosophy of Disability as Critical Diversity Studies” was forthcoming in the exciting inaugural issue of International Journal of Critical Diversity Studies (IJCDS). The issue, which is dated June 2018, has now been published and its table of contents can be found here. The unusual nature of […]

Disability, Discourse, Demographics at the Pacific APA

I have copied below the response I gave yesterday in the symposium on Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability. ___________________________________________________________________ To increase the accessibility of this symposium and provide a context in which it can be situated, I’d like to begin my remarks by explaining why I wrote the book, offering a rationale for its […]

Feminist Philosophy of Disability: A Genealogical Intervention

Today is International Women’s Day; so, I’m happy to tell you that my article “Feminist Philosophy of Disability: A Genealogical Intervention” has now been published in The Southern Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 57, No. 1, pp. 132-158. The article draws upon my book Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability and also identifies feminist philosophy of […]

Alcoff on Rape and Consistency: A Survivor Speaks

In October of last year, I wrote a post at Discrimination and Disadvantage about how I was sexually assaulted by a fellow graduate student when I was in grad school. The post was entitled “Testimony, Uncorroborated” and was a response to some of the criticisms that were in circulation about Christine Blasey-Ford who had, in […]

Foucault, Feminist Philosophy of Disability, Pacific APA, and Wordgathering

In January, I posted some thoughts about writing my book Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability, noting that these ruminations were preliminary ideas that would take shape in the response that I give in the symposium on the book at the upcoming Pacific APA. Michael Northen, editor of Wordgathering: A Journal of Disability Poetry and […]

Elitism and the Engines of Democracy

I have long thought that the impetus to “diversify” the student and faculty bodies of elite institutions such as Yale, Oxford, Princeton, Stanford, and Cambridge is not as it first appears nor are the consequences of this movement. That is, I have long thought that the (neoliberal) motivation to increase the demographic diversity of students […]