CFP: Ethical Diets and Animal Ethics — Beyond Extensionism (deadline: Feb. 1, 2019)

An edited volume of new work in food and animal ethics.  While Peter Singer’s Animal Liberation (1975) and Tom Regan’s The Case for Animal Rights (1983) remain key historical and theoretical texts in contemporary discussions of ethical diets, many developments in the past 30-40 years in fields related to understanding the animal or biological nature of human morality, animal […]

Bird Box’s Mental Illness Problem & Blindness as Metaphor

I just ran across a post that is quite thoughtful about the mental illness stigma rife in Bird Box. Unfortunately, to make the point, the headline for the essay uses blindness as a metaphor for ignorance!: “Netflix’s ‘Bird Box’ is blind to the issue of stigmatizing mental illness”. This is precisely the problem with all […]

Perfect You

I still can’t decide which is better: a book of feminist philosophy, such as Kate Manne’s Down Girl (2018), that disregards disability almost entirely, or a book of feminist philosophy, such as Heather Widdows’s Perfect Me (2018), that seems to add disability to its analysis as an afterthought and does so in a way that […]

Between Bird Box and A Quiet Place: Blockbuster Depictions of Disability

Recently, I watched Bird Box (2018), a new Netflix horror film starring Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, and John Malkovich. Since its release on December 21, the film has made a huge impact on social media and is the subject of hundreds of viral memes. While Netflix does not usually release viewership numbers, they say 45 million […]

CFP: NYC Minorities and Philosophy Workshop Series, Feb. 20-Apr. 30, 2019 (deadline: Jan. 7, 2019)

CFP: NYC Minorities and Philosophy Workshop Series Submission deadline: January 7, 2019 Conference date(s): February 20, 2019 – April 30, 2019 Go to the conference’s page Conference Venue: Columbia University, New York University, Rutgers University, and the Graduate Center, CUNY New York City, United States Details The Minorities and Philosophy (MAP) chapters of Columbia, NYU, […]

CFP: Minorities and Philosophy Workshop, Brown University, Apr. 27, 2019 (deadline: Feb. 3, 2019)

We welcome submissions from graduate students for the Minorities and Philosophy Workshop to be held on April 27th, 2019 at Brown University, Providence, RI.  Keynote Speakers: Lori Gruen (Wesleyan University) and Lionel K. McPherson (Tufts University) Submissions should take the form of an anonymized 4000-word papers accompanied by a 300-word abstract. Papers should be suitable for […]

APA Symposium on Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability

The draft program for the upcoming Pacific APA meeting in Vancouver (April 17th-20th, 2019) went online in late November. The symposium on my book, Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability, is scheduled for Thursday, April 18th, 1-4 p.m. My co-blogger, Melinda Hall, will chair the session. The other participants in the session are: Devonya Havis, […]

Dialogues on Disability on Wednesday, January 16th at 8 a.m. EST

“I have read almost all of your interviews and they are always wonderful. …  I am really looking forward to the next installment of Dialogues on Disability.” — Adrian Piper “The Dialogues on Disability platform … has been very helpful to me, especially at times where I did not feel I belong in the world of […]