The Gift and Weight of Genomic Knowledge: The Hastings Center

I am excited to announce my participation in a bold conference, hosted by the Hastings Center, on the topic of biocitizenship. The conference will be live-streamed and is open to the public in Brooklyn, New York at the Brooklyn Law School. I will present my continuing work on risk, and link the language of risk to the marginalization of particular oppressed populations. Thank you to the organizers, Joel Reynolds and Erik Parens.

Hastings Center Oct 2018 flyer

Grant received: Community Education Project

Stetson Today posted a story about the higher education in prison program I co-direct, along with three colleagues in the College of Arts and Sciences. We recently received a $210,000 grant from the Laughing Gull Foundation, which supports similar programs, especially in the South, environmental justice, and LGBTQI resource centers.

We are so proud that we are able to improve the work we do at Tomoka Correctional Institution (Daytona Beach, FL), including supporting the research and studies of our students incarcerated there. The grant will be disbursed across three years, and will allow us to offer for-credit, non-degree bearing coursework each year. We will also be able to build a computer lab for our students. Their research and studies are currently done by hand.

These and other efforts will greatly support and improve our program. Thank you to LGF for sharing our vision!

“Risking Ourselves”: Philosophy and Medicine at FGCU

I had a blast presenting my recent research on the individualization of risk for the Philosophy and Medicine conference at Florida Gulf Coast University last weekend. I also was thrilled by the quality of student papers at the conference! It was fun and fulfilling to get to know new people in the region who are working on topics that matter to me from similar philosophical perspectives. Thanks to Kevin Aho for alerting me to the conference and inviting me to send a submission!

PhiloSOPHIA 2018 Panel: Tremain’s Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability

So excited to be part of the philoSOPHIA 2018 panel for Shelley Lynn Tremain’s fabulous book, Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability! I get the honor of introducing the book and kicking off the panel. While I am very disappointed I cannot be there in person, I’ll call in tomorrow and join the wonderful Shelley, Devonya Havis (Canisius College) and Lauren Guilmette (Florida Atlantic University) in a discussion of Shelley’s groundbreaking work.