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Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Oxford College of Emory University

Areas of Specialization

Feminist Philosophy, American Pragmatism, Continental Philosophy

Areas of Competence

History of Philosophy, Critical Race Theory, Philosophy of Sport, Logic

Appointments

Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Oxford College of Emory University - Fall 2013 - Present

Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy, James Madison University - 2012 - 2013

Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Georgetown College - 2011-2012

Lecturer of Philosophy, Niagara University - 2010-2011

Education

Ph.D. -  Vanderbilt University, Philosophy, 2011

M.A. - Boston College, Philosophy, 2006

B.A. - Palm Beach Atlantic University, Philosophy and Religion, 2003

Publications

The I in Team: Sports Fandom and the Reproduction of Identity, University of Chicago Press, Forthcoming 2017.

"On the Particular Racism of Native American Mascots," Critical Philosophy of Race vol. 4, no. 1. 2016.

Feminist Interpretations of William Jamesed. with Shannon Sullivan. Re-Reading the Canon Series, Penn State University Press.  2015.

"Signifying 'Hillary': Making (Political) Sense with Butler and Dewey," Contemporary Pragmatism, vol. 10, no. 2. December 2013.

"The Dangerous Individual('s) Dog: Race, Criminality and the 'Pit Bull,'" Culture, Theory and Critique. 2013. [Early View]

"The Dismissal of Feminist Philosophy and Hostility to Women in the Profession," APA Newsletter on Feminism and Philosophy, vol. 12, no. 2. 2013.

"Work/Life Integration," Gender Issues in Business Ethics, Handbook of the Philosophical Foundations of Business Ethics. Springer. 2013. (1191-1202)

"New Forms of Subjectivity: Theorizing the Relational Self with Foucault and Alcoff," Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, vol. 26, no. 4. 2011.

"Rethinking Intersectionality: Michelle Obama, Presumed Subjects and Constitutive Privilege," PhiloSOPHIA: A Journal of Continental Feminist Philosophy, vol. 2. 2011.

"Particulars, Practices and Pragmatic Feminism: Breaking Rules and Rulings with William James," Journal of Speculative Philosophy 24:1.

Book Review: Pragmatism as Transition, Colin Koopman. Education and Culture, vol. 30, no. 1. 2014.

Entries “Elizabeth Grosz” and “Moira Gatens,” Les Dictionnaire universel des Creatrices, ed. Didier, Fouque & Calle-Gruber. Paris, 2013.

Presentations

Commentary on Alfred Frankowski's The Post-Racial Limits of Memorialization, SPEP Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, NV. [October 2016]

"The Moral Equivalent of Football," European Pragmatism Conference.  Paris, France. 

"The Pleasures of Sports Fandom," American Philosophies Forum.  Savannah, GA. 

"On the Particular Racism of Native American Mascots," Lyceum Lecture Series, Oxford College of Emory University.  Oxford, GA. 

"Lady Bears and Fan Girls: Sports Fandom and Femininity," PhiloSOPHIA Feminist Society Annual Meeting, Pennsylvania State University. State College, PA.

"Sports Fandom, Mascots and Mascotting," Invited Talk, University of North Carolina Charlotte, Center for Professional and Applied Ethics Colloquium Series.  Charlotte, NC.

"Would Feminist Philosophy's Acceptance Necessarily Improve the Climate of the Philosophical Profession?" Difficult Conversation Panel with Margaret Crouch (Eastern Michigan) and Peggy DesAustels (Dayton). Association for Feminist Ethics and Social Theory Conference, Tempe, AZ.

"Great Women and Their Environment?  On Reading James as a Feminist," Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy Annual Meeting, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Galloway, NJ.

"Sports Fandom and Democratic Communities," International Social Philosophy Conference, Northeastern University, Boston, MA.

"We're Number One! Sports Fandom, Linguistic Communities, and Care of Self," PhiloSOPHIA Feminist Society Annual Meeting, Miami University of Ohio, Oxford, OH.

"Women and Philosophy,"Presidential Panel of the Kentucky Philosophical Association Annual Meeting, Highland Heights, KY. 

"Women in The Republic," Response Commentary, Kentucky Philosophical Association Annual Meeting, Highland Heights, KY. 

"The Dangerous Individual('s) Dog: Race, Criminality and the 'Pit Bull,'" Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy annual meeting, Philadelphia, PA. 

"On Cosmopolitan Publics and Online Communities," American Philosophies Forum, Circulo des Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain

"Cosmopolitanism and Democracy in Feminist Blogging and Activism," Invited Women's History Month Lecture, Niagara University, Niagara Falls, NY. 

“On Rawlsian Hope, Faith and Liberalism,” Response Commentary, Society for Social and Political Philosophy panel, American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Meeting, Boston, MA. 

“Whose Discursive Dispossession?  Which Political Tongue?”, Response Commentary, Workshop on Politics and Affect, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

“Of Perverts and Subjects: Fanon, Beauvoir and the Problem of Theorizing Oppression,” SPEP Annual Meeting Panel: To Speak Against/Within Oppression(s): Methodologies of Embodied Social Criticism, Arlington, VA

“Responsibility and ‘Creative Bargaining’ with Butler, Spivak and the C.I.A.”, Canadian Society for Women in Philosophy Annual Meeting, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON

“Hillary, Michelle, Sarah and ‘Us’: Feminism, Resignification and Co-optation,” American Philosophical Association Central meeting, Radical Philosophy Assoc. Panel: Race and Gender in Contemporary Politics

“Flesh, Meaning and Empathy: Toward a New Merleau-Pontian Theory of Sexuality,” Annual Meeting of PhiloSOPHIA Feminist Society, Atlanta, GA

“Obligations, Particularity, and the Rights of Women,” Response Commentary, Tennessee Philosophical Association, Nashville, TN

“Bodies, Art and Sacred Space: Heidegger’s Origin of the Work of Art and the Crypt of the Capuchins,” International Assoc. for the Study of Environment, Space and Place, Duquesne University

Courses Taught

Honors Seminar: Racial Justice in the 21st Century, Oxford College of Emory University (Spring 2017)

Topics in Philosophy: Feminist Philosophy, Oxford College of Emory University 

Introduction to Philosophy, Oxford College of Emory University 

Topics in Philosophy: Philosophy of Sport, Oxford College of Emory University

Topics in Philosophy: Philosophy of Gender and Race, Oxford College of Emory University 

Introduction to Ethics, Oxford College of Emory University

Ancient Greek and Medieval Philosophy, Oxford College of Emory University

Introduction to Logic, Oxford College of Emory University

Philosophy of Feminism, James Madison University

Introduction to Philosophy (Standard and Honors), James Madison University

Contemporary Philosophy: Post-structuralism and Post-colonial theory, Georgetown College

Women and Philosophy First-Year Seminar, Georgetown College

Logic, Georgetown College

Introduction to Philosophy, Georgetown College

Existentialism and Idealism, Georgetown College

Introduction to Philosophy, Niagara University

Introduction to Ethics, Nashville State Community College

Introduction to Philosophy, Vanderbilt University

General Logic, Vanderbilt University

Introduction to Ethics, Teaching Assistant, Vanderbilt University

Awards and Honors

2015 Emory University University Research Committee Grant ($30,000) for The I in Team: Sports Fandom and the Reproduction of Identity

2015 Oxford Research Scholar Grant for "Rivalries, Hate, and Rooting-Against: A Philosophical Analysis of Sports Fan Antipathy," a research project with undergraduate Kevin Kilgour

2014 Emory University CFDE Classroom Mini-Grant for Philosophy of Sport field trip to the Atlanta Braves' Turner Field to analyze the usage of Native American imagery by American sports fans

2014 Oxford Research Scholar Grant for "Gender, Race, and U.S. Sports Fans," a research project with undergraduate Jocelyn Hong

2014 FDC Grant for "Lady Bears and Fan Girls," Oxford College of Emory University

2013 Summer Institute in American Philosophy Seminar Leader: Feminist Re-readings of William James, University of Oregon, Eugene OR

2012 IHP Scholar, Institute in the History of Philosophy: Peirce, James & the Origins of Pragmatism, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Henlein Faculty Development Grant, Georgetown College

Michael Eldridge Memorial Fund Grant, Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy

Outstanding Publication by a Graduate Student, Vanderbilt University Department of Philosophy

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Travel Grant, Vanderbilt University

Collegium Phaenomenologicum Selected Participant, Citta di Castello, Umbria, Italy

Harold Sterling Vanderbilt Graduate Scholarship, Vanderbilt University

University Fellowship, Vanderbilt University

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Travel Grant, Boston College

Service

Editor, TeachPhilosophy101 

PhiloSOPHIA Feminist Society Assistant Director and Webmaster

William James Society Young Scholar Prize Selection Committee (2014)

Faculty Adviser, Philosophy Club, Photography Club, and Sexual Assault Peer Advocates, Oxford College of Emory University

Faculty Development Committee, Oxford Scholars Committee, Oxford College of Emory University

Reviewer for Oxford University PressThe Pluralist and Feminist Philosophical Quarterly

Diversity Committee Chair, FEAST Steering Committee (Spring 2013-2016)

Panel Organizer, "Feminist Interpretations of William James," SAAP Conference 2013

Panelist, "Faculty Flashpoint: War on Women," James Madison University, 2012

Faculty Adviser, Student Women & Gender Society, Georgetown College, 2011-2012

Women's History Month Planning Committee, Georgetown College, 2012

Webmaster, Georgetown College Department of Philosophy, 2011-2012

Reviewer for Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy

Reviewer for Foucault Studies

Program Committee, PhiloSOPHIA Feminist Society Annual Meeting

Research Assistant to W. Alton Jones Prof. Kelly Oliver

Secretary of the Philosophy Graduate Student Body, Vanderbilt University

Panel Chair, Transforming Knowledges Conference, Vanderbilt University

Research Assistant, The Project on American Philosophy, Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy; John J. Stuhr, Director

Philosophy Colloquium Committee, Vanderbilt University

Bibliographic compilation and editing for Logic, Theology and Poetry in Boethius, Abelard and Alan of Lille: Words in the Absence of Things by Prof. Eileen Sweeney (February 2006, Palgrave Macmillan)

Language Competence

French, reading

Academic Memberships

American Philosophical Association

Association for Feminist Ethics and Social Theory

International Association for the Philosophy of Sport

North American Society for Social Philosophy

Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy

Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy

PhiloSOPHIA Feminist Society