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SIXTH MAP-PENN CONFERENCE: PHILOSOPHY OF DISABILITY AND ILLNESS

April 8-10, 2022

The conference is over and registration is now closed. Many thanks to our presenters, commentators, and attendees!

 

MAP-PENN SUMMER COLLOQUIUM

Join us for more discussion on issues related to disability and illness on August 13, 2022!

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Joseph Stramondo: The Ethics of Passing and Disability Disclosure in Professional Philosophy

 

Havi Carel: Institutional Opacity, Epistemic Vulnerability, and Institutional Testimonial Justice

 

ACCESSIBILITY

The conference will take place on Zoom for a few hours each day with breaks between talks. We will provide Zoom captioning (but not ASL interpreters). For Social Hours we'll be using Wonder. Abstracts are published on the website (see schedule) and we have invited our presenters to distribute their slides/handouts 24 hours in advance.

We aim to make the conference as accessible as possible. Please contact us about any other access needs as soon as possible, preferably by April 7.

You can find more information on Zoom's accessibility features here: https://explore.zoom.us/en/accessibility/


New to Wonder? You can find a Guided Tour and some additional information here: https://help.wonder.me/en/ 

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

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HAVI CAREL

Professor of Philosophy, University of Bristol

Havi Carel studies the experience of illness, using phenomenology, a philosophical approach that studies how we encounter the world and other people. She is particularly interested in wellbeing and how health interacts with it.

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JOSEPH STRAMONDO

Associate Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Institute for Ethics and Public Affairs, San Diego State University

Joseph Stramondo's teaching and research focus on how social and political forces shape the institutions and practices of bio-medicine in morally significant ways. He studies how various systems of oppression – especially those pertaining to disability – have influenced bioethical thought, education, policy, and practice.

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JASMINE E. HARRIS

Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania

Jasmine E. Harris is a law and inequality legal scholar with expertise in disability law, antidiscrimination law, and evidence. Her work seeks to address the relationship between law and equality with a focus on law’s capacity to advance social norms of inclusion in the context of disability.

 

OTHER SPEAKERS

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ALYCIA LAGUARDIA-LOBIANCO

Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Grand Valley State University

Alycia LaGuardia-LoBianco's research and teaching looks at how experiences of oppression, trauma, and mental illness (and their intersections) can shape moral agency and how this should inform ethical action guidance.

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DESIREE VALENTINE

Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Marquette University

Desiree Valentine works at the intersection of Critical Philosophy of Race, Critical Disability Theory, and Bioethics. Her work has been published in Bioethics, Journal of Philosophy of Disability, and Critical Philosophy of Race.

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ALLY PEABODY SMITH

Postdoctoral researcher, David Geffen School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles

Ally Peabody Smith studies the connections between moral philosophy, bioethics, neuroethics, and philosophy of disability, with a special interest in severe- to profound intellectual disability.

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C DALRYMPLE-FRASER

PhD Candidate, Department of Philosophy & Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto

C Dalrymple-Fraser researches social moral epistemologies of silence, with emphases on trans, queer, and disabled health and healthcare.

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ADI GOLDINER

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Haifa

Adi Goldiner is working at the intersection of disability law, philosophy of disability and legal and political theory. She is currently particularly interested in disability rights in employment, healthcare and education.

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ERNESTO V. GARCIA

Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Ernesto V. Garcia works in history of modern philosophy (especially Hume and Kant), contemporary moral and political philosophy, metaethics, and the philosophy of action.

 

COMMENTATORS-AT-LARGE

We have invited the following people working on issues related to disability and/or illness to serve as commentators-at-large (CALs) for the duration of the conference: 

Erica Bigelow, University of Washington

Khang Tôn, University of California, Davis

Lauren Wilson, University of Minnesota

Derek Braverman, Washington University in St. Louis

Noelle Norona, University of Chicago

Ian Peebles, University of Pennsylvania

Vasia Barka, University of Pennsylvania

Yosef Washington, University of Pennsylvania

 

SCHEDULE

All times in EDT / GMT-4

FRIDAY /  
APRIL 8

11:30 AM / Havi Carel: "Institutional Opacity, Epistemic Vulnerability, and Institutional Testimonial Justice" (abstract) (video)

1 PM Social Hour (Wonder)

2 PM Break


3 PM / Alycia LaGuardia-LoBianco: “Narrative Identity, Authenticity, and Psychopathology” (abstract) (handout)


4 PM / Ernesto V. Garcia: "Acquired Disability as a Transformative Experience” (abstract)

SATURDAY / APRIL 9


12 PM / Desiree Valentine: “Racialized Disablement and the ‘Disability-Disablement Dialectic’" (abstract) (slides)


1 PM / C Dalrymple-Fraser: “Disabling suicides and COVID-19” (abstract) (handout)

2 PM Social Hour (Wonder)

3 PM Break

3:30 PM / Joseph Stramondo: "The Ethics of Passing and Disability Disclosure in Professional Philosophy" (abstract) (video)

SUNDAY / APRIL 10


12 PM / Adi Goldiner: “Moral Accommodations: Tolerating impairment-related misconduct“ (abstract)

1 PM / Ally Peabody Smith: “Philosophy’s exclusions: Profound intellectual disability and basic equality of human moral standing” (abstract) (slides)

2 PM Social Hour (Wonder)

3 PM Break

3:30 PM / Jasmine E. Harris: "The Aesthetics of Disability and Law"

 
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MINORITIES AND PHILOSOPHY AT PENN

MAP’s mission is to address structural injustices and to remove barriers that impede participation in academic philosophy for members of marginalized groups.

MAP-Penn is one of MAP’s autonomous chapters, led by graduate students at Penn Philosophy.

MAP-Penn’s main initiative is hosting a conference within the domain of MAP. Previous iterations of this conference have focused on Non-Western Philosophies, Global Feminisms, Inclusive Pedagogies & Methodologies, and Philosophy of Race.


Our 2022 conference is focused on aspects of Philosophy of Disability and Philosophy of Illness. This includes, but is not limited to, disability- and/or illness-related conceptual and normative issues in philosophy of law, in medical ethics, in bioethics, in general ethics, in the history of philosophy, in social and political philosophy, in social epistemology, in one’s personal experiences as a philosopher, and in teaching practices.

The conference is organized by Sara Purinton, Jacqueline Wallis, Kate Nicole Hoffman, Lauren Perry, Youngbin Yoon and Tiina Rosenqvist.

 
 
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