Why Nursing-Home Incarceration Must End

On Wednesday of this week, the Auditor General of Ontario, Bonnie Lysyk, released her report on the catastrophic events that have occurred in Ontario nursing homes during the past pandemic year and the Ford Progressive Conservative government’s response to them. The report identified systemic underfunding, staff shortages, lack of PPE, lack of infection control, shared […]

IWD, Philosophy of Disability, and Vulnerability

Almost a year ago, I wrote the post below. The post has been viewed thousands of times and effectively launched discussion about COVID-19 and nursing homes on social media and in the popular press in Canada. As increasingly happens when one puts ideas and writing into circulation (especially with the proliferation of new social media […]

The Carceral Character of Nursing Homes and How Eugenics in Canada is MAiD

This post comprises an excerpt from my article “Philosophy of Disability, Conceptual Engineering, and the Nursing Home-Industrial-Complex in Canada,” which is forthcoming in Philosophies of Disability and the Global Pandemic, a special issue of The International Journal of Critical Diversity Studies of which I am guest editor. Additional posts about nursing homes and about MAiD […]

Philosophy of Disability, Conceptual Engineering, and the Nursing Home-Industrial-Complex

The writing below constitutes an excerpt of the penultimate version of my article “Philosophy of Disability, Conceptual Engineering, and the Nursing Home-Industrial-Complex,” which will appear in Philosophies of Disability and the Global Pandemic, a special issue that I’m guest editing for The International Journal of Critical Diversity Studies. The issue should be out by June […]

CFP: Criminal Justice and Philosophy (deadline: Sept. 30, 2020)

The new book series “Criminal Justice and Philosophy” edited by Blake Wilson aims to canvas innovative, critical, and global/international debates addressing the intersection of criminal justice and philosophy (social, political, ethical, and legal). ‘Criminal Justice’ is broadly understood to include formal institutional responses to crime and misconduct, as well as informal and non-institutional responses which […]

COVID-19, Nursing Homes, and Public Philosophy

At the beginning of April, I wrote an essay (here) for BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY about COVID -19, nursing homes, and vulnerability, in which I argued that the escalating number of deaths in nursing homes was a consequence of the nature of the institutions themselves rather than due to some inherent vulnerability, that is, some property or […]

CFP: Sexual Violence As Structural Violence: Feminist Visions Of Transformative Justice, UCLA, Mar. 6, 2020 (deadline: Oct. 27, 2019)

30TH ANNUAL THINKING GENDER STUDENT RESEARCH CONFERENCE MARCH 6, 2020, CARNESALE COMMONS, UCLA FEATURING KEYNOTE PANELIST MARIAME KABA Founding Director, Project NIA Researcher in Residence, Barnard Center for Research on Women DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2019 AT 11:59 PM PDT ALL PROPOSALS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE: CSW.UCLA.EDU/TG20_CFP The UCLA Center for the Study […]