MAP-PENN SUMMER COLLOQUIUM ON PHILOSOPHY OF DISABILITY AND ILLNESS
August 13, 2022
The colloquium has concluded and registration is now closed. Many thanks to our presenters, commentators, and attendees!
The colloquium will take place on Zoom for a few hours with breaks between talks. We will use Zoom's auto-captioning, and live corrections/updates to errors in the transcripts will be provided in the chat by a conference organizer, who will identify themselves as the person doing this at the beginning of each session. You can find more information on Zoom's accessibility features here: https://explore.zoom.us/en/accessibility/
We will be using Wonder as a casual meeting space after the talks. Unfortunately, Wonder does not provide auto-captioning services for audio and will not be accessible to those requiring captioning services. There is a chat-only Wonder room and the Zoom will remain open between sessions. New to Wonder? You can find a Guided Tour and some additional information here: https://help.wonder.me/en/
Abstracts are published on the website and we have invited our presenters to distribute their slides/handouts 24 hours in advance. All materials are linked to the conference schedule.
We aim to make the colloquium as accessible as possible. Please contact us about any other access needs.
If you have trouble registering for the event, please use the contact form at the bottom of this page to send us your email address and we will complete the registration process for you.
Assistant Professor, California State University
Johnathan Flowers’ research areas include African American intellectual history, Japanese Aesthetics, American Pragmatism, Philosophy of Disability, and Philosophy of Technology. His current research focuses on the affective ground of experience, identity, and personhood with a specific emphasis on race, gender, and disability as felt orientations in and towards the world.
He also works in the areas of Science and Technology Studies and Comics Studies where he applies insights from American Pragmatism, Philosophy of Race, and Disability Studies to current issues in human/computer interaction, artificial intelligence and machine learning, and representations of identity in popular culture. His first monograph, Mono no Aware as a Poetics of Gender is forthcoming from Lexington Books in 2022.
Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Johnathan Flowers
OTHER INVITED SPEAKERS
PhD Candidate, University of Minnesota
Lauren Wilson's (she/her) area of interest focuses on examining how investigators in the field of genetics, molecular biology, and public health understand their subjects and how their scientific insights in turn affect the world, specifically with regard to genetic study of human traits, genetic engineering, and engagement with the disadvantaged and disabled groups.
PhD Student, University of Washington
Erica Bigelow's (she/they) research focuses on the intersections of feminist social and political theory, social epistemology, and disability. She also has a budding interest in the ways that these fields are mediated by technology.
PhD Candidate, Department of Philosophy & Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto
C Dalrymple-Fraser (they/them) researches social moral epistemologies of silence, with emphases on trans, queer, and disabled health and healthcare.
Sessional Instructor, University of Calgary
Soohyun Ahn (she/her) is a philosopher of science. She studies how social, moral, and political values create and maintain scientific categories.
GIULIA DI RIENZO
PhD Candidate, University of Antwerp
Giulia Di Rienzo (she/her) studies coordination in interdisciplinary scientific practices through a pragmatist and enactivist perspective as part of the European Training Network REPAIRS.
PhD Student, University of British Columbia
Alex Bryant (he/him) works primarily in ethics and epistemology on questions related to collectivity.
PhD Student, Temple University
Hans Shenk (he/him) is interested in questions about cooperation, community, and communication. Mainly, this comes out in metaphysics and epistemology, with some excursions into philosophy of mind, and metaethics.
PhD Student, University of Toronto IHPST
Rachel Katz (they/she) is affiliated with the University of Toronto's Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology. They work mainly on issues of trust and bioethics.
PhD Student, University of Pennsylvania
Ezekiel Vergara's (he/him) interests lie in ethics, political philosophy, metaethics, and philosophy of language. He worked at the Yale Program on Financial Stability, and in fall 2022, he will begin his PhD in the University of Pennsylvania’s Philosophy Department.
PhD Student, University of Pennsylvania
Gwendalynn Roebke's (they/them) primary research interests involve putting philosophy of action, philosophy of mind, decolonial philosophy, and cognitive science into conversation with one another around how mass traumatizing events, such as colonialism and institutional racism, affect individuals' and communities' ability to act and form identity.
All times in EDT / GMT-4
Presentation time for the keynote speaker is approximately 35 minutes. Presentation time for the other speakers is approximately 20 minutes. There will be a 5-minute break between each talk and the subsequent Q&A session. The Q&A sessions will be chaired by the session chairs.
12 pm to 12:45 pm
1pm to 1:45pm
2pm to 3pm
KEYNOTE / Johnathan Flowers: "Disability as a Cultural Problem"
(paper) (shortened version of paper) (slides) (handout)
3:10pm to 4pm
THE SUMMER COLLOQUIUM IS SPONSORED BY THE GREATER PHILADELPHIA PHILOSOPHY CONSORTIUM
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.
Our summer colloquium is a follow-up event on our latest conference, which focused on aspects of Philosophy of Disability and Illness. The colloquium is organized by Sara Purinton, Jacqueline Wallis, Kate Nicole Hoffman, Lauren Perry, Youngbin Yoon and Tiina Rosenqvist.