My Journey In Our Struggle (Guest Post)

My Journey In Our Struggle  By   Nathaniel Adam Tobias Coleman, Ph.D. It began, for me, in an inpatient psychiatric unit. I had been sectioned. Why do I begin narrating my journey at this milestone? •    I survived. Not all of us do. I live and work “In The Wake,” to borrow an idea from Professor Christina Sharpe, of those persons […]

Democracy and Hope From Disregard and Anger: Some Thoughts From Melvin Lee Rogers

The guest post below was originally posted to Melvin Lee Rogers’s Facebook page. It has been posted on BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY with permission from Melvin Lee Rogers. ______________________________________________________________ Democracy and Hope From Disregard and Anger: Some Thoughts From Melvin Lee Rogers A long post and I don’t know if it all is clear, but I want […]

COVID-19 and Prisons (Guest Post)

COVID-19 in Our Prisons By Jennifer Lackey [Description of photo below: Jennifer sits at a desk, with hands outstretched, engaged in discussion with William Peeples, a black man with glasses and a greying beard. Cement brick walls surround them. A chalkboard appears on the left of the frame.] When I was last inside Stateville Correctional […]

Culinary Injustice (Guest Post)

Culinary Injustice by Axel Arturo Barceló Aspeitia It is not rare to find people who make statements such as “people who dislike reggaetón are being racists and classists” (Rivera-Rideau 2005). In the early eighties, many people claimed that anyone who chanted “disco sucks” was racist and homophobic (Hubbs 2007, Lawrence 2006, Hughes 1994); and some […]

The Costs of Flying: An Intersectional Analysis (Guest Post)

Guest Post By Michelle Ciurria Professors, especially senior, wealthy, white men, should fly less for work. In this post, I will argue that professors should fly less for work in order to reduce their carbon footprint. And I will argue that senior, wealthy, white, male professors should curb their flight-related carbon emissions the most because […]

Beyond “Squeezable Stress Stars”: Mental Health on University Campuses (Guest Post)*

Guest Post by Jay T. Dolmage  In Academic Ableism, I wrote about the connections between historically eugenic programs on college and university campuses—programs that focused on “hygiene”—and the current fad of “campus wellness.” We can draw a (rather straight) line from eugenic mental hygiene programs and physical fitness tests, to their existence as promotional programs, to […]

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 […]

Notes on a Recent Appointment with a Psychiatrist (Guest Post)

Guest Post by Anonymous Philosophy Student I will be attending a philosophy MA program in the UK soon, and as I have never been to the country, I planned a preliminary trip to the city in which my university resides to orient myself. I was soon reminded of my severe fear of flight. I canceled […]

Where Are the Women? (Guest Post)

Guest Post by Sarah Tyson Thank you for this opportunity to discuss my new book, Where Are the Women? Why Expanding the Archive Makes Philosophy Better, and why I wrote it. Broadly, this book explores how practices of exclusion shape our practices of thinking.  I was motivated to write Where Are the Women? after years […]