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!
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/
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
All times in EDT / GMT-4
1 PM Social Hour (Wonder)
2 PM Break
4 PM / Ernesto V. Garcia: "Acquired Disability as a Transformative Experience” (abstract)
SATURDAY / APRIL 9
2 PM Social Hour (Wonder)
3 PM Break
SUNDAY / APRIL 10
12 PM / Adi Goldiner: “Moral Accommodations: Tolerating impairment-related misconduct“ (abstract)
2 PM Social Hour (Wonder)
3 PM Break
3:30 PM / Jasmine E. Harris: "The Aesthetics of Disability and Law"
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.