Is “The Right to Die” Racialized Biopolitics?

[This post originally appeared at Discrimination and Disadvantage. In one respect, the title of the post was redundant: biopolitics are always racialized.] _________________________________________________ My post earlier in the week drew attention to the imbrication of the sub-field of bioethics in the workings of biopower and neoliberal biopolitics. I noted how biopolitics has produced discussions in bioethics that […]

Academic Staff and Racism

As an article in Times Higher Education (THE) reports, the U.K. Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has charged that U.K. institutions take racial harassment and other forms of racism directed at students more seriously than they take racist abuse directed at academic staff. The THE article by Anna McKie is reprinted in its entirety […]

The Trans/Gender Debates in Philosophy: A New Look for Old Views

In a recent post, I asserted that feminist philosophers must work harder to integrate analyses of ableism into their interventions in the ongoing debates in philosophy about gender and transgender (and in their feminist philosophical work more generally). I pointed out that heretofore interventions in the debates thus far have largely (I could have said […]

CFP: Special Issue of JCSCORE on Disability Justice, Race, and Education (deadline: Sept. 13, 2019)

The Journal Committed to Social Change on Race and Ethnicity (JCSCORE) is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal published by the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE), a production of the University of Oklahoma Outreach. JCSCORE (ISSN 2642-2387) is committed to promoting an exchange of ideas that can transform lives, enhance learning, and improve human relations […]

CFP: Stanford Graduate Conference in Political Theory, Stanford, Jan. 24-25, 2020 (deadline: Sept. 15, 2019)

The political science graduate students at Stanford University will host a political theory conference on January 24-25, 2020 in Stanford’s Encina Hall. The keynote speaker will be Professor Wendy Brown (University of California, Berkeley). Approximately 6-8 graduate students will be invited to present their papers in panel format to an interdisciplinary group of faculty, post-docs, and students. Papers from […]

CFP: Global Structural Injustice and Minority Rights, Northeastern University, Mar. 13-15, 2020 (deadline: extended to Aug. 1, 2019)

Keynote Speakers: Avigail Eisenberg (University of Victoria); Stephen Gardiner (University of Washington); Catherine Lu (McGill University) Conference Theme The concept of structural injustice is one that has been given a lot of attention by political philosophers in recent years. Iris Young defined structural injustice as a kind of moral wrong that is distinct from unjust, […]

CFP: Multiculturalism, Nationalism, Religions, and Secularism, Bristol, Nov. 8-10, 2019 (deadline: Aug. 12, 2019)

Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship’s Twentieth Anniversary Conference   Multiculturalism, Nationalism, Religions and Secularism Evening of 8 November – 10 November 2019, University of Bristol Plenary speakers include: Bhikhu Parekh, Craig Calhoun, Geoff Brahms Levey, Grace Davie, Nira Yuval Davis, Pnina Werbner, Rainer Bauböck, Therese O’Toole, Yael Tamir; and Anna Triandafyllidou (TBC), Baroness […]

Dialogues on Disability on Wednesday, June 19th, at 8 a.m. EST

“I have read almost all of your interviews and they are always wonderful. …  I am really looking forward to the next installment of Dialogues on Disability.” — Adrian Piper “The Dialogues on Disability platform … has been very helpful to me, especially at times where I did not feel I belong in the world of […]

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 […]