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- At 8am in 312 KPLZ on TR - PHIL 2001, Existentialism and The Arts.
- At 3pm in 235 ABAH 40 TR - PHIL 3025, The Philosophy of Race and Racism
- Ethics & the Health Professions
- Feminist Epistemology
- Feminist Philosophy of Science
- Feminist Social Theory
- Feminist History of Philosophy
- Feminist Ethics & Aesthetics
- Philosophy of Race & Racism
- Philosophical Methods
- Values & Technology
- Critical Thinking
- Existential Literature
- Introduction to Philosophy
- Introductory Logic
- Introduction to Sex Roles
- Introduction to Women’s Studies
- “Flirting with Allyship: Philosophy’s Failure of Attunement.” Forthcoming in Journal of Social Philosophy.
- Microaggressions and Philosophy. 2020. Routledge. Co-edited with Lauren Freeman.
- “The Message in the Microaggression: Epistemic Oppression at the Intersection of Disability and Race.” in Microaggressions and Philosophy edited by Lauren Freeman and Jeanine Weekes Schroer: Routledge, 2020. Coauthored with Zara Bain.
- “Putting psychology before metaphysics in moral responsibility: Reactive attitudes and a ‘gut feeling’ that can trigger and justify them.” Philosophical Psychology 32(3): 357-387 [Early Access: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09515089.2018.1555800]
- "For the Love of the Feminist Killjoy: Solving Philosophy’s Woman White Male Problem." in Surviving Sexism in Academia: Strategies for Feminist Leadership edited by Kirsti C. Cole and Holly Hassel: Routledge, 2017. Coauthored with Melissa M. Kozma.
- “Giving Them Something They Can Feel: On the Strategy of Scientizing the Phenomenology of Race and Racism.” Knowledge Cultures 3 (1), 2015.
- "Getting the Story Right: A Reductionist Narrative Account of Personal Identity." Philosophical Studies 171(3), 2014. Coauthored with Robert Schroer.
- “Purposeful Nonsense, Intersectionality, and the Mission to Save Black Babies.” In Why Race and Gender Still Matter: An Intersectional Approach, edited by Namita Goswami, Maeve O’Donavan, and Lisa Yount.: Pickering & Chatto, 2014. Coauthored with Melissa M. Kozma
- “The Terrifying Tale of the Philosophical Mammy” The Black Scholar 43(4), Winter 2013.
- “Two Potential Problem with Philosophical Intuition” Philosophia 41(4), December 2013 coauthored with Robert Schroer
- "Campus as Community: A Better Approach to Sexual Harassment Policy" in The American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Feminist Philosophy, 2011.
- “Arthur Ashe: Philosopher in Motion.” in Tennis and Philosophy: What the Racket is All About. David Baggett, editor. The University Press of Kentucky, 2010.
- “Fighting Imperviousness with Vulnerability: Teaching in a Climate of Conservatism.” Teaching Philosophy 30, no. 2 (2007): 185-200.
- “Race, Grace and Intractable Moral Problems” presented at the University of Minnesota Morris, February 27, 2019.
- “Access Denied: Sex, Booze, and Title IX.” Faculty Keynote for the Third Annual Undergraduate Women’s Conference at Metropolitan State University Denver, Colorado, April 15, 2018.
- “ Privilege, Vulnerability, and Risk: Strategies for Intersectional Analysis in this Challenging Time.” Keynote for Duquesne Women in Philosophy Conference, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, April 7, 2018.
- “The Worst Greatest Gift: Confederate Monuments Concretizing of Concrete-Relations-With-Others” for Invited Session on Aesthetics of Monuments and Monumentality at the Pacific Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, San Diego, CA, March 29, 2018.
- “Allies, Accomplices and Other Nonsense: Rethinking #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen” Invited Session on Intersectionality and Solidarity at the Easter Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, Savannah GA, January 3 - 6, 2018.
- “Understanding Racial Slurs and Conceptualizing Racism” invited Session on the Philosophy of Race at the Pacific Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, Seattle WA, April 13, 2017.
- “Toxic Masculinity, Stereotype Threat, and Resilience” at the 2017 Philosophy Desert Workshop, Moab UT, March 25, 2017.
- “Reconsidering ‘Fragility’: What Nonsense Can Do For You?” (with Melissa M. Kozma and Megan T. Mitchell”) panel discussion at the Society for Analytic Feminism session at the Central Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, Kansas City MO, March 4, 2017.
- “Do we have to choose between good sex and consensual sex?” presented at University of Connecticut’s Public Discourse Project - Seminar on Contested Sexual Consent, Storrs, Connecticut, September 9 - 11, 2016.
- “Interrogating Bully: What it Might Mean and What it Definitely Doesn’t” presented at Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Michigan, March 25, 2016.
- “Integrity Privilege: Why No One Who Likes You Calls You a ‘Social Justice Warrior’” Jeff
- presented at Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Michigan, March 24, 2016.
- “The ‘Bully’ Narrative: How Creating Precarity Becomes Child’s Play” presented at the 36th Annual National Women’s Studies Association, Milwaukee, WI, November 14, 2015.
- “Integrity Privilege: The Hows and Whys of Who Gets to be a Social Justice Hero” presented at the 112th Central Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, St. Louis, MO, February 19, 2015.
- “Bullies, Trolls, & #Feminism” presented at the National Women’s Studies Association Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico, November 14, 2014.
- “Intersectionality: Why Race and Gender Still Matter” (with Namita Goswami, Melissa Kozma, Maeve O’Donovan, Heather Rakes, Jennifer Scuro, and Lisa Yount) presented at Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 23, 2014.
- “Women Undergraduates, Justice, and the Future of Philosophy” (with Stephen Bloch-Schulman, Jean Keller, and Kathryn Norlock) presented at the American Association of Philosophy Teachers, Collegeville, Minnesota, August 1, 2014.
The Politics of Nonsense: The Dangerous Space Between Truth and Lies. This is a monograph being co-authored with Melissa Kozma. This purpose of this book is an extended analysis of the concept of purposeful nonsense. Our contention is that much public discourse -- especially where it concerns political and social power -- has shifted in focus and intention. This new discursive strategy is deceptive without being deception; it is earnest without being truthful. Purposeful Nonsense, we argue, is driving current discourse around race, gender, class, sexuality, and ability, both when these topics appears in formally political contexts -- in legislation, in debates in the national and state congresses, in briefs brought before and formal judgments made by the nation federal and state supreme courts, and in journalism (broadly defined) about the matter -- and especially when they appear in less formally political contexts -- i.e., mass media . Progressive, conservatives (and everyone in between) are taking advantage of the power of this discursive strategy. Our contention, however, is that despite the intentions of those taking advantage of purposeful nonsense, the outcome is always to sustain a status quo that disenfranchises the poor, marginalizes non-whites, disempowers women, and objectifies the disabled. In short, the final outcome of purposeful nonsense (no matter what the journey) is always creating and/or sustaining oppression.
This space tells you a bit about what I look like outside of school.
- I participated in a panel discussing race and racism in Duluth particularly as represented in a recent film — I Can’t Breathe: A CJM Memorial Documentary — by DanSan Creatives.
- I was interviewed on Almanac North about Systemic Racism
- I was quoted in an article “Who Duluth’s Lynchings left behind”
- I was included in episode five of this podcast on The Duluth Lynchings but I recommend the entire six episodes.
- I was included in this WDIO piece “How to Move Forward and Heal After Tragedy”.
- The “It’s more than that” podcast hosted by Paula Pedersen.
So you see what I mean about what a bummer I am when I show up in the media. Still it’s important to talk about and I’m grateful to do it.
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