Talks & Presentations

Upcoming in 2018…

    • “Risking Ourselves: The Ethics of Risk Communication” (March)
      Philosophy and Medicine Conference, Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL
    • Commentary on Shelley Tremain’s Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability (March)
      PhiloSOPHIA: Society for Continental Feminism, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA
    • invited speaker, Enhancement Workshop (April)
      Rutgers University-Camden, Camden, New Jersey
    • invited participant, The Gift and Weight of Genomic Knowledge: In Search of the Biocitizen (September/October)
      The Hastings Center, Garrison, NY

    2017

    • Author Meets Critics: Melinda Hall, The Bioethics of Enhancement: Transhumanism, Disability, and Biopolitics (November)*
      Florida Philosophical Association, Ocala, FL

    *Thank you to panelists: Jaime Ahlberg (University of Florida); Christine Wieseler (University of Texas, McGovern Medical School)

    *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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