Community Education Project receives Mellon grant
I am so thrilled to report that the higher education in prison program I co-lead, Community Education Project, is now a Mellon-funded program! Congrats to my colleagues, but also – and most importantly – our incarcerated students at Tomoka Correctional Institution in Daytona Beach, FL.
Virtual Conference this week! Philosophy, Disability and Social Change (Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford)
I’m so thrilled to present this week at an exciting conference organized by Shelley Tremain and Jonathan Wolff. I will share my work on risk, “Risking Ourselves: The Politics and Persons of Risk,” on Friday at 12:30 pm EST. Find registration information, the program, and other details below! The Philosophy, Disability and Social Change online…
Call For Proposals: Florida Prisons in Uncertain Times, Virtual Conference, Apr. 9-10, 2021 (deadline: Dec. 1, 2021)
I am a co-director of Stetson’s Higher Education in Prison program, Community Education Project (CEP). We are hosting a virtual conference, “Florida Prisons in Uncertain Times,” to be held on April 9 and 10, 2021. Here is our Call for Proposals. The deadline for submissions is December 7th, and you can submit your proposal here. We are focused in Florida…
Upcoming talk: Disability Justice at Penn State Law, 2/21
I’m looking forward to giving a talk on disability justice at Penn State Law in State College, PA next week! The title of the discussion is: What is Disability Justice? When: Friday, February 21, 1 to 2:15 pm Where: Lewis Katz 118 The event is co-sponsored by the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity and…
New SEP entry published: Critical Disability Theory
After two long years of work, my entry in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Critical Disability Theory, has been published. Take a look!
New essay published: What Future People Will There Be?
I wrote a brief reflection on the subversive imaginations of N. K. Jemisin and Nnedi Okorafor, linking their protagonists to neurodiversity. The essay is one of several introducing the new issue of the Museum of Science Fiction’s Journal of Science Fiction, now live, with the special theme of disability studies! Sami Schalk and Michael Bérubé…
CFP: philoSOPHIA 2020
CFP: philoSOPHIA 14th Annual Conference, May 14-17, 2020 Hosted by Kelly Oliver at Vanderbilt University The 14th annual meeting of philoSOPHIA will run from the evening of Thursday, May 14, to Sunday, May 17, 2020, at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. Plenary speakers are Kathryn Sophia Belle (Penn State), Lisa Guenther (Queens University), and Tracy…
In the News, May and June
I was interviewed for news stories and opinion pieces on working motherhood, prison education, women among freshmen lawmakers, and new abortion laws in May and June. Stories at the links. Shannon Green, Orlando Sentinel, June 6: Abortion bans aren’t just a war on women, they’re a war among women Talk Media News, May 22: Female Congressional Staffers…
New chapter published: “Second Thoughts on Enhancement and Disability” (Oxford Handbooks)
My chapter on enhancement and disability for the Oxford Handbook on Philosophy and Disability is now published and available online. Check it out! Here’s the information: “Second Thoughts on Enhancement and Disability,” Melinda C. Hall The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Disability, edited by David T. Wasserman and Adam Cureton Abstract and Keywords Transhumanist arguments in…
The Bioethics of Enhancement: now in paperback
In September, my book The Bioethics of Enhancement came out in paperback! Check it out at the new, much lower price! If you’d like me to send you an additional discount let me know.