Presentations

Invited Colloquiums:

February 8th, 2013. “Félix Ravaisson’s Of Habit and the Problem of Feminist Resistance,” University of Saskatchewan Role Model Speaker Series; also presented at the University of Alberta Graduate Student Philosophy conference.

January 17th, 2013. The Feminist Subject of Fat Studies, University of Alberta Feminist Research Speaker Series.

Conference Presentations: (*indicates a full paper was refereed)

(upcoming) August, 2014. “Embodied Imagination, Feminist Autonomy, and the Phenomenology of Perception” Canadian Society for Women in Philosophy (CSWIP), University of Waterloo.

*May, 2014. “Transformative Knowledge: Feminist Autonomy and the Phenomenological Method.” Canadian Philosophical Association (CPA) and Society for Existential-Phenomenological Theory and Culture (EPTC), Brock University.

May, 2014. “Drop Dead Diva and Fat Queer Femininity” Women’s and Gender Studies et Récherches Feministes (WGSRF), Brock University and Popular Culture Association of Canada (PCAC), Calgary, Alberta.

May, 2014. “Fat Stigma and the Academy” CPA Symposium Engaging with the Ethics of Obesity: Philosophy and Public Health Policy, Brock University and CSWIP, co-presented with Samantha Brennan, Trent University.

June, 2013. “Femininity and Lived Time in Beauvoir’s La Vieillesse.” CPA Symposium The Existential Politics of Time: Feminist/Anti-Racist/Critical Perspectives, University of Victoria.

*June, 2013. “Is it Worth Thinking about Ravaisson on the Question of Feminist Resistance?” CPA, University of Victoria.

*June, 2013. “Intercorporeality in Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, and Beauvoir.” EPTC, University of Victoria.

March, 2013. “Preventing a Fat Future: Concern Trolls, Healthism, and the New Eugenics.” American Popular Culture Association (APCA), Washington, DC.

March, 2013. “Re-citing Beauvoir in Feminist Theory.” Comparative Literature Graduate Student Conference, Transnational Canons, University of Alberta.

September, 2012. “Lateral Agency: Eating with Lauren Berlant.” Women and Food Workshop, Banff Centre for the Arts.

October, 2012. “Is it Worth Thinking about Ravaisson on the Question of Feminist Resistance?” CSWIP, Mount Royal University.

*October, 2012. “The Dialectic of White Privilege in Shannon Sullivan’s Revealing Whiteness.” Western Canadian Philosophical Association Conference (WCPA), University of Victoria.

May, 2012. “La Grande Sartreuse?: Re-citing Beauvoir in Feminist Theory.” Canadian Women Studies Association Conference (CWSA), University of Waterloo.

April, 2012. “Temporality and the ‘Obesity Crisis’.” APCA, Boston, Massachusetts. June, 2012; also presented at EPTC panel How Big is the Body? University of Waterloo, May 2012.

April, 2012. “The Dialectic of White Privilege: Resisting Habits of Privilege with Merleau-Ponty.” Reconfiguring White Ethnicity: Expressivity, Identity, Race, City Univeristy of New York.

November, 2011. “Anticipating a Fat Future, Resisting the Habit of Fat Hatred.” Sociology Graduate Student’s Association Conference, University of Alberta.

October, 2011. “Towards a Feminist Philosophy of Habit.” CSWIP, University of Victoria.

June, 2011. “Touching the Boundary Mark: Beauvoir and Cultural Phenomenology.” Simone de Beauvoir Society, University of Oregon.

*June, 2010. “Michael Smith’s Moral Realism and the Desires of Fully Rational Agents.” CPA, Concordia University.

*October, 2010. “de Beauvoir and the Possibility of a Materialist Feminism.” Canadian Society for Continental Philosophy (CSCP), University of Alberta.

May, 2008. (with Jessica Moore) “Feminist Rage, Feminine Desire.” Sociology Graduate Student’s Association Conference, University of Alberta.

October, 2007. “Simone de Beauvoir, Essentialism and ‘The Givens of Biology’.” CSWIP, University of Alberta.

 

*May, 2005. “A Feminist Approach to In Vitro Fertilization.” University of Saskatchewan Graduate Studies Stepping Stones Conference, sponsored by the Women’s Research Unit, University of Saskatchewan.

Commentary Presentations:

(upcoming) October 2014. Panelist for Mark Bevir’s A Theory of Governance

May 2014. Respondent to Megan Dean’s “Fat Shame as Being-in-the-World.” EPTC, Brock University.

June, 2013. Respondent to Marguerite La Caze’s “Impossible and Possible Reciprocity: Hate and Love in Beauvoir.” EPTC, University of Victoria.

May, 2012. Respondent to Christiana Landry’s “Toward a Beauvoirian Ontology.” EPTC, University of Waterloo.

June, 2010. Respondent to Hasana Sharp’s “Love and Hate in Descartes’ Passions.” CPA, Concordia University.

June, 2010. Respondent to Noah Moss Brender’s “Merleau-Ponty and Animal Movement.” EPTC, Concordia University.

May, 2009. Respondent to Ami Harbin’s “Disorientation and Self-Destruction.” EPTC, Carleton University.

October, 2008. Respondent to Christiana Landry’s “The Riddle of Ambiguity: Existential Ethic or Ontological Catch-22?” WCPA, University of Alberta.

February, 2008. Respondent to Helen Fielding’s “The Poetry of Habit,” Interdisciplinary Feminist Phenomenology Research Group, University of Vienna.

October, 2007. Respondent to Alia Al-Saji’s “A Phenomenology of Critical-Ethical Vision,” Philosophical Conceptions of Sexual Difference and of Embodiment Workshop.

June, 2007. Respondent to Patricia Glazebrook’s “Women, Development, and the Environment.” CPA, University of Saskatchewan

 

Invited Presentations:

 

February, 2014. “Is Fat an LGBT*Q Issue?” Edmonton Pride Centre.

March, 2013. Fat Sexualities Round Table, American Popular Culture Association, Washington, DC.

November, 2010. “Domestic Bliss?: The Problem of Housework and Alienation.” Philosophy in the Community Lecture series, sponsored by the University of Saskatchewan Philosophy department.

February, 2009. “Have I got an ‘F’ Word for You! Feminism, Foucault, and Facelifts.” Philosophy in the Community Lecture series, sponsored by the University of Saskatchewan Philosophy department.

January, 2007. “What Is Existentialism?” Philosophy in the Community Lecture series, sponsored by the University of Saskatchewan Philosophy department.

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