Are Some Trans People Disabled? Are Some Disabled People Trans?

Yes and yes, and these are two (but only two) of the reasons why feminist philosophers need to do a much better job than they have thus far done to integrate analyses of ableism into their interventions in the ongoing debates in philosophy about gender and transgender and their work more generally. The interventions into […]

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 […]

Political Violence and the Imagination

Special Issue of Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy (vol. 22, no. 5, 2019) edited by Mihaela Mihai and Mathias Thaler Introductions Political violence and the imagination: an introductionMihaela Mihai & Mathias ThalerPages: 497-503 | DOI: 10.1080/13698230.2019.1565691Articles Understanding complicity: memory, hope and the imaginationMihaela MihaiPages: 504-522 | DOI: 10.1080/13698230.2019.1565692 The arts of refusal: […]

CFP: Mass Incarceration and Racial Justice (Extended deadline: Sept. 1, 2019)

Res Philosophica, and special editors, Scott Berman and Chad Flanders, invite papers on the topic of mass incarceration and racial justice for the 2019 Res Philosophica Essay Prize and a special issue of the journal. Submissions addressing any of the many philosophical questions related to mass incarceration and racial justice are welcome.  The author of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]