Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Kristina Lebedeva

Hello, I’m Shelley Tremain and I’d like to welcome you to the fifty-sixth installment of Dialogues on Disability, the series of interviews that I am conducting with disabled philosophers and post to BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY on the third Wednesday of each month. The series is designed to provide a public venue for discussion with disabled philosophers […]

Asylum, Credible Fear Tests, and Colonial Violence (Guest Post)

Guest Post by Elena Ruíz and Ezgi Sertler* Let’s start with what asylum is: an international protection mechanism that individuals seeking “refuge” from violence can use to obtain official refugee status in another country. The term we use to refer to forcibly displaced people in general – refugee – is different than the legal refugee […]

Resist: What Steps Can We Take Against Family Separation and Child Detention?

I’ve been thinking a lot about responsibility, both in my philosophical research and personally. As so often happens, these two threads are coming together through a political crisis that feels crushing – the ongoing violence and abuses against migrants committed by the US government at the southern border of the United States. While the crisis […]

CFP: Migration, Stability, and Solidarity, Ruhr-University Bochum, Oct. 28-29, 2019 (deadline: Jul. 19, 2019)

Interdisciplinary Conference: Migration, Stability, and Solidarity Ruhr-University Bochum, October 28th and 29th Keynote: Michael Blake (University of Washington, Seattle) The conference will discuss two neglected questions within migration ethics:             1. What is the relation between migration and political stability?             2. How should solidarity be understood when it comes to migration? With respect to […]

CFA: Binational Conference: Ethics, Politics, and Migration at the U.S.-Mexico Border, Ciudad Juárez, México and El Paso, Texas, May 15-17, 2019 (deadline: Mar. 15, 2019) 

Dates: May 15-17, 2019Locations: Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez (UACJ) and the University of Texas, El Paso (UTEP)Languages: Spanish, English and PortugueseConfirmed Speakers: Eduardo Mendieta (Penn State), Melissa W. Wright (Penn State) Tony Payan (UACJ), Amy Reed-Sandoval (UTEP)Sponsors: Doctoral Program in Philosophy (UACJ) Master Program in Social Work Program (UACJ), Department of Philosophy (UTEP) Overview: The unequal and exclusionary processes of […]

CFP: Migration and Poverty, University of Salzberg, Sept. 19-20, 2019 (deadline: Jan. 31, 2019)

Keynote speakers:Ilse Derluyn (Ghent, Social Work)Cathy McIlwaine (King’s College London, Geography)Corinna Mieth (Bochum, Philosophy)Julia O‘Connell-Davidson (Bristol, Sociology)Annelies Zoomers (Utrecht, Geography/Development Studies) The Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research (CEPR), University of Salzburg, invites the submission of proposals for single papers, thematic panels (2, 4 or 6 papers), and roundtable sessions (3-5 discussants plus 1 chair) […]