Conference Program: Feminism, Philosophy, and Engaging the Public (October 27-29, 2017)

Vibrant fall scene of rich oranges and reds, leaves covering the ground, two wooden benches side by side on a wide path with trees behind them. The path continues into the distance. Dusk.The conference will be held in on campus at Western University in London, Ontario. Rooms to be confirmed. This schedule is subject to change and will be noted as “final” when it is final.

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27

Noon   Conference Registration and Check-in begins

1:00-2:15 (PAPERS)

Room A: Philosophical Issues and Dementia Care

Monique Lanoix (St. Paul), Dementia care and negative stereotypes: Implications for regulations and policies

Andria Bianchi (Waterloo), Sex, Dementia, and Consent: Implementing a Framework of Precedent Autonomy

Room B: Feminism, Philosophy, and Psychiatry

Raffi Aintablian (Ryerson), A Critique of Complicated Grief Disorder: Insights from Feminist Corporeal Politics

Phoebe Friesen (CUNY), Standpoint Theory and Psychiatry

2:15-2:45   BREAK

2:45-4:15 (PANELS)

Room A: Public Policy

Contributing to Public Policy: The How, Why, and When (Carolyn McLeod, Western; Alice MacLachlan, York; Shannon Dea, Waterloo; Erica Lawson, Western)

 

5:15-6:45   BUFFET DINNER (MICHAEL’S GARDEN)

6:45-8:00 Official welcome; presentation of Jean Harvey Essay Award; Keynote Address

Keynote: Dr. Francoise Baylis (Dalhousie), Activism and the Hallowed Halls of Academia

8:00   RECEPTION

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28

8:15     CONFERENCE REGISTRATION, LIGHT MORNING REFRESHMENTS

9:00-10:15 (PAPERS)

Room A: Feminist Philosophy of Disability

Abby Wilkerson (George Washington), Toward a Crip Queer Perspective on Soil and Social Flesh

Shelley Tremain (Independent Scholar), Bioethics as a Technology of Government

Room B: Feminist Philosophy Responds to the Refugee Crisis

Katy Fulfer (Waterloo) and Rita Gardiner (Western), The Syrian Refugee Crisis: Hannah Arendt, Rootlessness, and Natality

Ezgi Sertler (Michigan State), An Incapacity to Respond: Epistemic Dimensions of the Refugee “Crisis”

10:15-10:45    BREAK

10:45-NOON  (PAPERS)

Room A: Race, Identity, and Gender

Desiree Melton (Notre Dame of Maryland), Black Girl Burden

Roksana Alavi (Oklahoma), Stereotyping, Racial Identity, and “Inauthentic Selves”

Room B: Philosophical and Political Communities and Representation

Katherine Paxman and Kristen Blair (Brigham Young), Hume, Women, and the Pursuit of Philosophical Community

Wendy Salkin (Harvard), Democracy Within, Justice Without: The Duties of Informal Political Representatives

NOON-1:30    CSWIP AGM AND LUNCH

1:30-3:30 (PAPERS)

Room A: Feminism, philosophy, and identity

Rebecca Traynor (CUNY), Assumptions about genius and the underrepresentation of women

Stephanie Kapusta (Dalhousie), Relational Gender Essences: “Swamp-women” and Trans Inclusion

Megan Dean (Georgetown), Who you are and how you eat: Identity and the ethics of eating interventions

Room B: Feminist Reproductive Ethics

Suki Finn (Southampton), The Metaphysics of Pregnancy and Public Policy

Emma Ryman (Western), Physicians’ Fiduciary Duties and Surrogacy

Diane LaLonde (Western), Women and Sterilization

3:30-4:00    BREAK

4:00-5:30 (PANELS)

Room A: Feminist Philosophy of Sport

Sport, Philosophy, and Feminism: Persistent Problem and Emerging Issues (Pam Sailors, Missouri State; Angela Schneider, Western; Sarah Teetzel, Manitoba; Charlene Weaving, St. Francis Xavier)

 

Room B: Book Panel

Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability by Shelley Tremain (Catherine Clune Taylor, Jane Dryden, Melinda Hall, Shelley Tremain)

6:00-9:00    BANQUET (SPENCER HALL)

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29

9:15-11:00 (PAPERS)

Room A: Identity and Embodiment

Madeline Ley (Ryerson), Home is where the self is

Catherine Clune Taylor (Princeton), Feminist Approaches to Intersex

Room B: Feminism, Justice, and Democracy

Christine Koggel (Carleton), The Telling and Retelling of Injustices: Silencing, Marginalizing, Not Hearing

Susan Dieleman (Saskatchewan), Data Truth and Democracy

Vanessa Leham-Streisel (York), Can Policing Be Feminist?

11:00-11:30 BREAK

11:30-1:00 (PANELS)

Room A: Book Panel

Against Purity by Alexis Shotwell (Suze Berkhout, UBC; Alexis Shotwell, Carleton; Alice MacLachlan, York; Michael Doan, Eastern Michigan; Ami Harbin, Oakland; Kelly Fritsch, Toronto)

Room B: Climate Issues in Philosophy

Wenches in Trenches: What we learned in forming a “climate” committee (Guelph: Monique Deveaux, Karyn Freedman, Maya Goldenberg, Karen Houle, Patricia Sheridan, Andrew Bailey, Orsolya Csaszar, Marie-Pier Lamay)

 

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