CFP: Transgender India (deadline: Oct. 1, 2020)

Chapters are invited for Transgender India, which examines hijras and sadhins from antiquity to the present, drawing on scholarship in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Contributions providing philosophical perspectives are especially encouraged. Chapters may explore a range of Indian transgender identities and experiences—including but not limited to individuals identifying as third gender, MTF, FTM, and nonbinary. A […]

New Journal: Indian Journal of Critical Disability Studies (deadline for inaugural issue: Oct. 15, 2020)

I am pleased to be a member of the editorial board of this new interdisciplinary journal. The Indian Journal of Critical Disability Studies (InJCDS) is an open-source, online, international peer-reviewed journal published twice a year (January and July). InJCDS focusses on bringing forth original research on disability issues that emerge from examining both the political and the personal […]

CFP: Inclusive Philosophies Online Graduate Student Workshop, Jul. 1-31, 2020 (deadline: May 31, 2020)

Organized by Women in Philosophy, Lafayette, Purdue University The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has put numerous philosophy conferences on hold and prevented many graduate students from showcasing their current projects. This workshop aims to provide graduate students with an online platform to present their works in progress and receive feedback from other graduate students working on […]

CFP: Situating Masculinities (deadline: Mar. 1, 2021)

Situating Masculinities Simone de Beauvoir Studies 32.2 Guest Editors: Todd W. Reeser and Kaliane Ung Deadline: March 1, 2021 As a bourgeoning wing of gender studies, Critical Studies on Men and Masculinities (CSMM) (or “Masculinity Studies”) has been, and continues to be, deeply influenced by feminist thought. This special issue aims to place Beauvoir’s corpus […]

CFP: Conceptualizing Difference Conference (Jun. 8–9, 2020) and PhD Summer School (Jun. 10-11, 2020), University of Aberdeen (deadline: Feb. 7, 2020)

The idea of ‘difference’ governs today’s political thinking. Struggles for equality and justice are generally concerned with recognizing and protecting differences, not least because varieties of difference, including gender, sexuality, race, religion and language are used to justify political oppression, discrimination and exclusion. Difference has become axiomatic to political debate and therefore requires further reflection […]

The Disabling Materiality of Feminist Rhetorical Practices*

Consider the expressions “women and other underrepresented groups” and “women and minorities,” terminology that has been readily transported from managerial and juridical discourses (such as corporate social responsibility statements, government policy, university administration protocols, etc.) and uncritically assimilated into feminist (and other) discourses ostensibly designed to contest and reduce the homogeneous character and composition of […]