Back to Campus Post Baby and Post Parental Leave

I am back on campus this spring after giving birth to my first child. We named her Mara, and she is now six months old. I am an assistant professor and was lucky enough to cobble together generous parental leave for the fall of 2018. I delivered on September 9th. I used a combination of […]

CFP: International Association for Environmental Philosophy, Pittsburgh, Nov. 2-4, 2019

Following the 58th Annual Meeting of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy (SPEP), Pittsburgh Marriott, Pittsburgh, PA 2019 Keynote Speaker ELI CLARE Author of Brilliant Imperfection: Body-Mind Restoration and Ecosystem Restoration IAEP offers a forum for the philosophical discussion of our relation to the environment. We embrace a broad understanding of environmental philosophy including […]

CFP: Encounters and Exchanges: Exploring the History of Science, Technology and Mātauranga (Indigenous Knowledge), Blenheim, New Zealand, Dec. 1-3, 2019 (deadline: Apr. 15, 2019)

The University of Otago and the Tōtaranui 250 Trust announce a conference that will explore the global history of science, technology, medicine, and mātauranga (indigenous knowledge). The conference will be part of a sequence of national events in New Zealand titled Tuia – Encounters 250 Commemoration. These mark the 250th anniversary of James Cook’s first […]

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 […]