Talks & Presentations

2017

Author Meets Critics: Melinda Hall, The Bioethics of Enhancement: Transhumanism, Disability, and Biopolitics (May)
Canadian Philosophical Association, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, CA

Author Meets Critics: Melinda Hall, The Bioethics of Enhancement: Transhumanism, Disability, and Biopolitics (March/April)
PhiloSOPHIA: Society for Continental Feminism, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL

Thank you to panelists: Shelley Tremain (Independent Scholar / Coordinator, Discrimination and Disadvantage); Jane Dryden (Mount Allison University); Ladelle McWhorter (University of Richmond); Catherine Clune-Taylor (Princeton University)

“Bioethics as Biopolitics: Risking Disability” (March)
Invited Symposium: Disability, American Philosophical Association, Central Division, Kansas City, MO

2016

“The Bioethics of Enhancement: Transhumanism, Disability, and Biopolitics” (November)
Leon S. Peters Ethics Lecture Series, Ethics Center, California State University, Fresno, Fresno, CA

“Reproduction of Risk: Zika, Gender, and Public Health Communication” (November)
Biopolitics, Identity, and Discourses of Contemporary Public Health Panel, National Communication Association, Philadelphia, PA

“3D-Printing the Neo-Liberal Subject: Mere Access to Emerging Technology is Not Enough” (September)
Western Michigan University Medical Humanities, Kalamazoo, MI

“Public Health and Risk Prevention: The Case of Ebola” (March)
Bioethics: Preparing for the Unknown, Western Michigan University Ethics Center, Kalamazoo, MI

“Race, Risk, and Ebola Panic” (February)
Faculty Spotlight Series, Stetson University, DeLand, FL

2015

“Bioethics in Catastrophe: A Reply to Liao, Sandberg, and Roache on Human Enhancement” (April)
American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division, Vancouver, BC, CA

“Disability, Vulnerability, and Revolt” (March)
Kristeva’s Revolt and Reliance Seminar, American Comparative Literature Association, Seattle, WA

“Social Construction and Epistemic Harm” (March)
Working Group on Human Rights, Social Justice, and Democracy, Stetson University, DeLand, FL

2014

“Inflated Parental Responsibility and Reproductive Decision-Making” (November)
Parental Responsibility and Disability Panel, Florida Philosophical Association, Tampa, FL

“Bioethics in Catastrophe” (November)
Todd Bates Memorial Lecture, Bethune Cookman, Daytona Beach, FL

“Kristeva and the Medical Humanities: Alternatives for Clinical Ethics” (March)
Kristeva Circle, Nashville, TN

2013

“Transhumanist Utopias: Rethinking Enhancement and Disability” (December)
Society for Philosophy and Disability Panel, American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division, Baltimore, MD

“Reciprocity and Trope: A Response to Christie Hartley’s Inclusive Contractualism” (November)
Florida Philosophical Association, DeLand, FL

“Bioethics and Climate Change: Tailoring the Human to a New Climate?” (October)
Working Group on Human Rights, Social Justice, and Democracy, Stetson University, DeLand, FL

“Monstrous Villains and Horrible Heroes: Images of Disability in Horror” (October)
Philosophy on the Edge Series, Lewis University, Romeoville, IL

“What Enhancements and Why: The Tangled Relationship Between Disability Rights and Transhumanism” (June)
Society for Disability Studies, Orlando, FL

“Mere Deviation: Critically Assessing Prenatal Testing” (May)
Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology Conference, Dallas, TX

“Genetic Determinism is Still a Problem for Bioethics: Synecdoche and Stigma” (April)
The Social and Political Thought Workshop, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

2012

“Untangling Genetic Determinism: The Case of Genetic Abortion” (December)
American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division, Atlanta, GA

“Raëlians before Congress: the Vile Sovereign in Bioethical Debate” (November)
Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, Rochester, NY

“Translating Horror from Reality to the Small Screen: Doubling Disability in the Case of Robert Pickton” (October)
Canadian Society for Women in Philosophy, Calgary, AB, CA

“Abjection and Possibility: Exploring the Horror of the Disabled Body” (October)
Kristeva Circle, Albany, NY

“Leaving the Body Behind: Seeking Health in the 20th Century” (September)
Western Michigan University Medical Humanities, Kalamazoo, MI

“Choosing Health: The Dis/abled body and the Pregnant Woman” (September)
Women and Food Workshop, Banff, AB, CA

“Horrible Heroes: Alternative Visions of Disability in the Horror Genre” (June)
Society for Disability Studies, Denver, CO

2011

“Uneasy Alliances: Concerns Regarding Genetic Selection and Enhancement” (November)
Tennessee Philosophical Association, Nashville, TN

“Selective Abortion and Disability: Justice for the Disabled” (September)
Western Michigan University Medical Humanities, Kalamazoo, MI

“What Makes a Livable Life? Objectivity in Fulfillment and the Disabled” (May)
PhiloSOPHIA Feminist Society, Nashville, TN

“The Pedagogy of Departure: Family and the State in Freud” (January)
Southern Political Science Association, New Orleans, LA

2010

“A Dynamic Guide of the Perplexed: Imagination in Maimonides” (November)
Tennessee Philosophical Association, Nashville, TN

“Like Apples to Oranges, or, What is Wrong with Equality” (April)
North Georgia Student Philosophy Conference, Kennesaw, GA

“Results of ‘Experimenta in Corpore Vili’: Metaphors for Worker Bodies in Marx’s Das Kapital” (March)
24th Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

“Possibilities for Progress? Adorno and the Jugenstil Movement” (March)
24th Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

“Results of ‘Experimenta in Corpore Vili’: Metaphors for Worker Bodies in Marx’s Das Kapital” (January)
Southern Political Science Association, Atlanta, GA

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The Kristeva Circle, Nashville, TN 2014