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Department of Philosophy
Peterborough, Ontario K9L0G2
705-748-1011, x7449 (vm)
kathrynnorlock at trentu.ca
Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
- The Kenneth Mark Drain Chair in Ethics, July 2010 to present
- Professor of Philosophy, July 2018 to present; Associate Professor, 2010-2018
- Affiliated faculty, M.A. program: Sustainability Studies
- Associated faculty, B.A. program: Gender & Women's Studies
- Associate Professor of Philosophy, 2007-2010; Assistant Professor, 2001-2007
- Cross-disciplinary program faculty: Environmental Studies steering committee, 2001-10, and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies steering committee, 2003-10
Ph.D. in Philosophy, December 2001, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Dissertation: A Feminist Ethic of Forgiveness. Examining Committee: Claudia F. Card (advisor and chair), Lester Hunt and Paula Gottlieb (readers), Michael Byrd (non-reader), Robert Enright (external examiner)
M.A. in Philosophy, May 1999, University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.A. in Political Science/Public Service, August 1992, Northern Illinois University
Areas of Specialization: Ethical Theory, Feminist Philosophy
Areas of Competence and Professional Development: Environmental Philosophy, Applied Ethics, Social/Political Philosophy, Holocaust Studies, Forgiveness and Reconciliation Studies, Critical Thinking
Monograph: Forgiveness from a Feminist Perspective, Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2009 (reissued in paperback in 2018 with new preface).
- Edited volume, The Moral Psychology of Forgiveness, Rowman & Littlefield, 2017, the first in their new series, Moral Psychology of the Emotions. Editor and author of Introduction; contributors include C. Ward Struthers, Robert Enright, Myisha Cherry, Jonathan Jacobs, Barrett Emerick, Alice MacLachlan, Eve Garrard and David McNaughton.
- Journal issue, guest-edited, as co-editor: Journal of Social Philosophy, Special Issue: Miscarriage, Reproductive Loss, and Fetal Death. Spring 2015, Vol. 46 (1), co-edited and co-authored introduction with Ann J. Cahill (Elon University) and Byron J. Stoyles (Trent University). Edited original essays by authors including Alison Reiheld, Amy Mullin, Ann Cahill, Lindsey Porter, Hilde Lindemann, Byron Stoyles, Christine Overall, Sarah Clark Miller, Sarah Hardy and Rebecca Kukla. 2015.
- Journal issue, guest-edited, as co-editor: Hypatia, Special issue: Oppression and Agency: Essays in Honor of Claudia Card. Winter 2009, Vol. 24 (1), co-edited with Andrea Veltman (James Madison University), and contributor. Edited original essays by authors including Samantha Brennan, Joan Callahan, David Concepcion, Vicky Davion, Marilyn Friedman, Hilde Lindemann, Sheryl Ross, and Lisa Tessman. 2009.
- Edited volume, Evil, Political Violence and Forgiveness. Co-editor, with Andrea Veltman (James Madison University), and contributor. Edited original essays by authors including Ann Cudd, Eric Kraemer, María Pía Lara, Alice MacLachlan, Sarah Clark Miller, Robin May Schott, Laurence Thomas, and Lynne Tirrell. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2009.
- “Perpetual Struggle,” Hypatia, First published online: December 2018 and published in print January 2019. https://doi.org/10.1111/hypa.12452
- “Can’t Complain,” Journal of Moral Philosophy, Vol.15, Iss.2, 117–135 (2018).
- “Online Shaming,” Social Philosophy Today, Vol.33, 187-197 (2017).
- “Real (and) Imaginal Relationships with the Dead,” Journal of Value Inquiry, Vol.51, no.2, June 2017, pp. 341-356, DOI: 10.1007/s10790-016-9573-6
- “Grading (Anxious and Silent) Participation: Assessing student attendance and engagement with Short Papers on a ‘Question For Consideration,’” Teaching Philosophy, Vol.39, no.4, December 2016.
- “Gender Perception as a Habit of Moral Perception: Implications for Philosophical Methodology and Introductory Curriculum,” for Journal of Social Philosophy, Vol. XLIII (3), Fall 2012, pp. 347-62. Special issue: Gender and Implicit Bias: Micro-inequalities, Covert Discrimination, and Philosophical Methodology, edited by Margaret A. Crouch and Lisa Schwartzman.
- “Building Receptivity: Leopold’s Land Ethic and Critical Feminist Interpretation,” Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture, Vol.5, no.4, 2011, pp. 493-512; Special Issue: “Aldo Leopold,” edited by Gavin Van Horn and Jane Caputi.
- “Forgivingness, Pessimism, and Environmental Citizenship,” Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, 22 (6), 2009; Special Issue, "Virtue and Environment," guest-edited by Ron Sandler and Phil Cafaro.
- “A Moral Imperative: Retaining Women of Color in Education,” co-authored with Profs. Angela Johnson and Sybol Cook Anderson, in Atlantis: A Women’s Studies Journal, Vol. 33 (2009). Special Issue: Women's Education/Educating Women in the post-secondary context.
- “Self-forgiveness and Third-Party Forgiveness,” in Forgiveness: Probing the Boundaries (Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2008), ed. by David White and Stephen Schulman.
- “The Atrocity Paradigm applied to Environmental Evils,” in Ethics and the Environment, Vol. 9 (1), 2004.
- “Feminist Ethics,” for Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2019.
- “Forgiveness and Evil.” Invited chapter in the anthology, The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Evil, edited by Stephen de Wijze and Thomas Nys (Routledge), 2019.
- “Non-Ideal Theory and Gender Voluntarism in Against Purity,” as part of an invited symposium of review essays on Alexis Shotwell's Against Purity, for the APA Newsletter on Feminism and Philosophy, 18(1), pp. 2-5, 2018.
- “The Society for Analytical Feminism: Our Founding 25 Years Ago,” co-authored with Ann E. Cudd, in The Bloomsbury Companion to Analytic Feminism, edited by Pieranna Garavaso, Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018.
- “‘The Challenges of Extreme Moral Stress’: Claudia Card’s contributions to the formation of Nonideal Ethical Theory.” Invited contribution, Metaphilosophy Vol. 47, no.4-5, November 2016, special issue co-edited by Robin S. Dillon and Armen Marsoobian (later published in an expanded collection, Criticism and Compassion: The Ethics and Politics of Claudia Card, eds. Dillon and Marsoobian, Wiley-Blackwell, 2018).
- “‘I don’t want the responsibility:’ The moral implications of avoiding dependency relations with companion animals.” Invited chapter in the anthology, Pets and People: Philosophy and Companion Animals, edited by Christine Overall, Oxford University Press, 2017.
- “Giving Up, Expecting Hope, and Moral Transformation.” Contribution to Open Access collection, Reasonable Responses, invited and edited by Catherine Hundleby, University of Windsor: Windsor Studies in Argumentation, 2017. URL: https://windsor.scholarsportal.info/omp/index.php/wsia/catalog/book/14
- “Doctor’s Orders: Menopause, Weight Change, and Feminism,” Invited narrative contribution, and subsequently anonymously peer-reviewed, International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics (IJFAB), Vol. 9, no.2, October 2016, special issue co-edited by Samantha Brennan and Tracy Isaacs. URL: http://www.utpjournals.press/toc/ijfab/9/2
- "Receptivity as a Virtue of (Practitioners of) Argumentation," in Mohammed, D., & Lewiński, M. (Eds.), Virtues of Argumentation. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference of the Ontario Society for the Study of Argumentation (OSSA), 22-26 May 2013. Windsor, ON: OSSA, pp. 1-7. URL: http://scholar.uwindsor.ca/ossaarchive/OSSA10/papersandcommentaries/121
- “Teaching ‘Against Marriage,’” in Ethics of the Family, ed. by Stephen Scales, Adam Potthast and Linda Oravecz (2010: Cambridge Scholars Publishing).
- “Self-Inflicted Evils and Self-Forgiveness,” in Evil, Political Violence and Forgiveness: Essays in Honor of Claudia Card, ed. by Andrea Veltman and Kathryn J. Norlock, pp.159-174 (Lexington Books, 2009).
- “Love to Count: Arguments for inaccurately measuring the proportion of philosophers who are women,” APA Newsletter on Feminism and Philosophy, Vol.8 (2), Spring 2009.
- “The Limits of Forgiveness,” co-authored with Jean Rumsey, Hypatia (special issue, invited and edited by editor Andrea Veltman), Vol. 24 (1), Winter 2009.
- “Ethics of Care,” entry, in the Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy, Macmillan Reference USA / Thomson Gale, 2008.
- “The Case for our Widespread Dependency,” review essay, in Social Theory and Practice, Vol. 30 (2), pp. 247-257, April 2004.
- “Required of Ourselves: Forgiveness and Moral Obligation,” in The World of Forgiveness: The Periodical of the International Forgiveness Institute, Vol. 4, No. 2, University of Wisconsin Press, May/June 2001.
- In progress: Invited, revised and resubmitted, for collection aiming for production in 2020: “Forgiveness and Moral Repair,” for Oxford Handbook of Moral Psychology, Oxford University Press (eds. John Doris and Manuel Vargas).
- In progress: Invited, completed and under review, for publication aiming for production in 2020: “Forgiveness” for Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy Online (ed. Elinor Mason)
- Solicited: “Volitional Accounts of Forgiveness,” for Routledge Handbook of Forgiveness (eds. Glen Pettigrove and Robert Enright), deadline 2020 for publication in 2021.
- Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny, by Kate Manne, for The Philosopher’s Magazine, Jan. 25, 2018.
- Moral Aims, by Cheshire Calhoun, for Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, June 5, 2016. URL: http://ndpr.nd.edu/news/67569-moral-aims-essays-on-the-importance-of-getting-it-right-and-practicing-morality-with-others/
- Forgiveness and Love, by Glen Pettigrove, for Ethics 123(4), July 2013.
- Forgiveness and Retribution, by Margaret Holmgren, for Philosophy in Review 32(6), 2012. URL: journals.uvic.ca/index.php/pir/index
- Nature Ethics, by Marti Kheel, for APA Bulletin on Feminism, 10(1), Fall 2010.
- A Greener Faith: Religious Environmentalism and Our Planet’s Future, by Roger S. Gottlieb, solicited for Capitalism, Nature, Socialism: A Journal, Winter 2006.
- People of the Bomb, by Hugh Gusterson, solicited for Capitalism, Nature, Socialism: A Journal, Winter 2005.
- Philosophy of Love and Sex, 4th ed., edited by Alan Soble, in the APA Bulletin on Feminism, Vol. 5, No. 1, Fall 2005.
- Before Forgiving: Cautionary Views of Forgiveness in Psychotherapy, ed. by Sharon Lamb and Jeffrie Murphy, for Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews [ndpr.nd.edu], 2002.
Conference Presentations (post-tenure)
- “What do Women Want in a Feminist Ethics Entry in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy?” Presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Society for Women in Philosophy (CSWIP), Cape Breton University, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, September 28-30.
- "Feminists: (What) Are They? (What) Do We Want Them To Be?" Presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Society for Women in Philosophy (CSWIP), Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick, November 4-6, 2016.
- “Claudia Card’s contributions to emerging Non-Ideal (Ethical) Theory,” poster presentation at the Ninth Annual Rocky Mountain Ethics (RoME) Congress, Boulder, Colorado, August 11-14, 2016.
- "Rethinking the Social Psychology of Public Power in Cyberspace's Imaginal Communities, or, Online Shaming," to be presented at the 33rd International Social Philosophy Conference at Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, from July 21-23, 2016.
- “Imaginal Relationships with the Dead,” presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Society for Women in Philosophy (CSWIP), Campion College at the University of Regina, October 23-25, 2015. Conference theme: Challenging Ontologies: Making Sense in Ethics, Science, Politics, and Art.
- “Stranger in a Strange FOODLAND: Developing a Philosophy of Food course as a Newcomer,” presented as part of the Roundtable on Canadian Environmental Philosophy, at the Conference of the Canadian Philosophical Association (CPA) at the Annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Ottawa, June 1-3, 2015.
- “Must I Never Complain?” presented at the Eastern Division meeting of the American Philosophical Association (APA), Philadelphia, December 2014.
- “On Miscarriage and Pregnancy Loss: Improving Feminist Philosophies of Motherhood,” presented at the Conference of the International Association of Women Philosophers (IAPh), Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, Spain, June 24-27, 2014.
- "Receptivity as a Virtue of Argumentation," presented at the Virtues of Argumentation conference (Ontario Society for the Study of Argumentation (OSSA)) May 22- 25, 2013, at the University of Windsor.
- “Childlessness, Miscarriage, and Intersubjective bodily identity,” presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Society for Women in Philosophy (CSWIP), Mount Royal University, Calgary, Alberta, Oct 26-28, 2012. Conference theme: Theorizing the Body, Embodiment and Body-Practices.
- “Philosophy Curriculum, Moral Perception and Gender Perception,” presented at the Pacific APA group session of the Society for Analytic Feminism, San Diego, Cal., April 20, 2011. “When We Long to Emigrate: Forgivingness, pessimism, and citizenship,” presented at the 3rd Global Conference on Forgiveness: Probing the Boundaries (Inter-Disciplinary.net), Mansfield College at Oxford, United Kingdom, July 15 - July 17, 2010.
- “The Moral Imperative for Social Science Research to Amend the Underrepresentation of Women in Philosophy,” presented at the International Association of Women in Philosophy Conference (IAPh 2010) on Feminism, Science and Values, June 25-28, 2010 at The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada.
- “Recognition, Self-Inflicted Evils and Self-Forgiveness,” presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Society for Women in Philosophy (CSWIP), University Of Guelph, October 2-4, 2009; conference theme: “Responsiveness, Responsibility and Repair.”
- “Feminism in the Classroom,” workshop panelist, and “Strategies for Success,” mentoring panelist, at the September 2009 conference of the Association for Feminist Ethics and Social Theory (FEAST).
- “Why bother?: Environmental pessimism, forgiveness, and electoral participation,” presented at the Pacific APA, Society for Women In Philosophy panel, Vancouver, Canada (April 2009).
- “Teaching ‘Against Marriage,’” presented at the 10th Annual Ethics Across the Curriculum conference, sponsored by Towson University, Baltimore, MD (November 14-16, 2008).
- “Why Our Students Stay: Strategies for retention and teaching of women of color in STEM disciplines,” presented at the National Association for Research and Science Teaching (April 2008).
- “Why Self-forgiveness Needs Third-Party Forgiveness,” presented at the 1st Global Conference: Forgiveness – Probing the Boundaries, Salzburg, Austria (March 2008).
- “A Moral Imperative: Professionalizing Women,” presented at the UK Society for Women in Philosophy (SWIP) Conference, University of Nottingham, University Park campus, Nottingham, England (November 22–23, 2007).
- Keynote, "Online Shaming: Do We Consent to Twitter Hijacking our Minds?" Consent and Truth-Telling Conference, McGill University, Montreal, May 10, 2019.
- 42nd Fritz Marti lecture, Philosophy Department at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, April 12, 2019.
- Author-meets-critics panelist, responding to Kate Manne’s Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny, at the Canadian Philosophical Association meeting (CPA), June 5, 2018.
- “Online Shaming and Imaginal Relationships,” joint address to St. Paul’s University and co-sponsored by the Ethics & Public Affairs programs at Carleton University, March 20, 2018.
- Author-meets-critics panelist, responding to Alexis Shotwell’s Against Purity, at the Central Chapter meeting of the American Philosophical Association (APA), February 21-24, 2018.
- Philosophy Department Colloquium presenter, University of Guelph, February 16, 2018.
- Moral Emotions workshop, Universidad de los Andes and Universidad del Rosario. Justin D’Arms (OSU), Kathryn Norlock (Trent U), and David Shoemaker (Tulane). Bogota, Colombia, October 19-21, 2017.
- “If it's Excusable, then Why Do I Feel So Bad?: Rational Self-Forgiveness When No One Blames Us,” as Philosophy Department Colloquium presenter, University of Connecticut (Storrs), September 8, 2017.
- “If it's Excusable, then Why Do I Feel So Bad?: Rational Self-Forgiveness When No One Blames Us,” for the Workshop on Blame and Forgiveness, University of Oslo, Aug. 23, 2017 - Aug. 24, 2017.
- “Online Shaming,” for the annual meeting of the Canadian Philosophical Association at the Congress of the Humanities, Joint session (CPA-NASSP), Gender and the Politics of Cyberspace, May 31, 2017.
- “Perpetual Struggle: Pessimism, Evils, and Hopeless Situations,” for The Nature and Norms of Hope, a conference of the project on Hope & Optimism: Conceptual and Empirical Investigations, Cornell University, April 27-29, 2017.
- “Forgiveness as a Speech Act,” presented to Florida State University's Conference to Honor David McNaughton, Sponsored by the Werkmeister Bequest, March 24-25, 2017.
- "Pessimism, Evils, and Hopeless Situations," colloquium presentation to Queen's University Philosophy Department, October 27, 2016.
- “Forgiveness and Evil,” presented at the conference, Understanding Evil. University of Amsterdam, jointly sponsored with University of Manchester, May 2016.
- The Walter Murray Lecturer, University of Saskatchewan. Presentation titles: “Real (and) Imaginal Relationships with the Dead” (public lecture), “Nonideal Ethical Theory” and “Forgiving the Dead” (seminars), March 2016.
- “The Challenges of Extreme Moral Stress,” presented as part of a memorial session of The Society for Analytical Feminism in honor of Claudia Card, at the Eastern Division meeting of the American Philosophical Association (APA), January 6, 2016.
- “Don’t wait for progress,” a presentation to Rice University’s Why So Few workshop series, October 16, 2015.
- “We Know What Works,” presented at the First Annual Event of the Equity and Climate Committee, McGill University, Montreal, QC, March 27, 2015.
- Plenary Panel, invited participant, American Association of Philosophy Teachers (AAPT), August 1, 2014, on the theme, “Women Undergraduates, Justice, and the Future of Philosophy,” with Stephen Bloch-Schulman (Elon University), Jeanine Weekes-Schroer (University of Minnesota-Duluth), and Jean Keller (College of St. Benedicts), at the 20th Biennial International Workshop hosted by the College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University.
- Three presentations at the 2014 Conference of the Canadian Philosophical Association (CPA) at the Annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Brock University: “Pessimism and Evils,” May 25, “Beyond Accommodation,” May 26, and “Expose yourself: Blogging in the profession,” May 28, 2014.
- “Giving Up and Knowing Better: Forgiveness After Genocide/ Moins d’espoir, plus de sagesse: Pardon après le genocide,” Colloque 2014 : Génocides : régimes du pardon/Genocides: regimes of forgiveness, May 12, 2014.
- Keynote address, “Choosing Activism and/or Philosophy,” for the Philosophy Dans La Rue!: Activism and Philosophy in the 21st Century conference, Concordia University, Montreal, QC, May 10-11, 2014.
- “Civility, Civil Discourse, and Epistemic Injustice, or, Well-Educated White Ladies Talk About Manners,” co-presented with Alice MacLachlan, invited presentation, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, St. Mary’s City, Maryland, April 4, 2014. Kathryn J. Norlock 7
- “The Status of Women in Philosophy,” invited presentation, Queen's University Workshop on Equity in Philosophy, Kingston, ON, March 14, 2014.
- "My First-World Problems: The Ethics of Women's Advancement in Philosophy." Keynote Speech, The 9th Annual Society for Women’s Advancement in Philosophy Graduate Student Conference, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, March 21, 2014.
- Panelist, “Men Behaving Splendidly: Why and How to Organize a Gender-Balanced Conference,” with Jason Stanley and John Protevi, at the Eastern Division meeting of the American Philosophical Association, arranged by the APA Committee on the Status of Women, Baltimore, MD, Dec. 29, 2013.
- Panelist, workshop mentor, 2nd Biennial Mentoring Workshop for Pre-Tenure Women in Philosophy, at University of Massachusetts – Amherst, co-directed by Dr. Louise Antony (UMass) and Dr. Ann Cudd (University of Kentucky), June 2-4, 2013.
- Keynote speaker, “We Know What Works: How to Improve Philosophy for Everyone,” at The Status of Minorities in Philosophy: Graduate Conference and Workshop at Concordia and McGill Universities, Montreal, April 21-22, 2012.
- University of Arkansas at Little Rock, “How Kind and Caring Ethicists Talked Me Right Into Pessimism.” The Socratic Society, April 6, 2012.
- Lafayette College Environment Ethics Conference, “‘That the situation is hopeless should not prevent us from doing our best’: Non-ideal Pessimism as a Response to Environmental Evils,” March 24, 2012.
- University of Western Ontario, “Philosophy Curriculum, Moral Perception and Gender Perception.” Philosophy Colloquium, co-sponsored with Women's Studies and Feminist Research, March 2, 2012.
- Canadian Society for Women in Philosophy, “Sara Ruddick and Evils,” Special Session in Memory of Sara Ruddick, October 16, 2011.
- Elon University, Annual Reynolds Lecture: “Forgiveness as Moral Housekeeping,” April 13, 2010.
- “Fragmented Selves and Self-Forgiveness,” Feminist Philosophy Workshop, Goucher College, sponsored by the Women in Philosophy (WIP) club in the Department of Philosophy, March 5th through 6th 2010.
Conference activity, commentaries
- Canadian Philosophical Association (CPA), June 7, 2018: commentary on Joshua Brandt’s presentation, “Forgiveness and Negative Partiality.”
- Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress (RoME), Boulder, Colorado, August 11-14, 2016: commentary on PerErik Milam’s presentation, “Against Elective Forgiveness.”
- Eastern APA, Washington, D.C., January 7, 2016: “Preserving Forgiveness,” commentary on Nicolas Cornell’s colloquium paper, “The Possibility of Preemptive Forgiving.”
- Central States Philosophical Association, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, October 2014: “Mapping Moral Repair,” commentary on Benjamin Almassi’s paper, “Moral Repair and Ecological Restoration,” and sessions-chair.
- Central APA, New Orleans, February 2013: "Expecting Bad News," commentary on Judith Andre's paper, "Humility as Affirmative Capacity."
- Central APA, Chicago, February 2012: “Mea Culpa,” commentary on Luke Phillips’ symposium paper, “Contempt and the Capacity for Evil”; Chair, group session of Society for Analytical
- Feminism, and commentary on Ben Almassi’s paper, “Feminist Reclamations of Masculinity.”
- Pacific APA, San Diego, April 2011: APA Committee Session: Philosophy Undisciplined: A Broader Vision of Accountability, Arranged by the APA Committee on Public Philosophy; chair and commentator.
- Central APA, Chicago, February 2009: “Radical Hope for Living Well in a Warmer World,” commentator; “Buddhism and Care Ethics,” commentator.
Conference activities (pre-tenure):
- “Race and the Academy: What we can and should do,” presented at The National Women’s Studies Association 28th Annual Conference, St. Charles, Illinois, June 28-30, 2007.
- "Why (Some) Women of Color are (Still) in Science,” presented at Gender Balance/ Gender Bias: The 6th International Gender and Education Association Conference, Trinity College Dublin (March 28-30, 2007).
- “Women’s Altruism and Academic Professions,” presented at Educating Women/Women’s Education In the Post-Secondary Context, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (February 8 – 10, 2007); acceptance included consideration for publication in Atlantis: A Women’s Studies Journal.
- “The Impossibility of Responding Ethically to Environmental Atrocity,” presented at the group session of the International Society for Environmental Ethics at the Eastern Division meeting of the American Philosophical Association, December 28, 2006.
- “The politics of pedagogy: Global warming, public policy, and the ethics of identifying controversy,” presented at the 32nd Annual Richard R. Baker Colloquium in Philosophy, on Environmental Philosophy and the Duties of Citizenship, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, October 13, 2006.
- “Meaningful Narrative and Genuine Forgiveness,” presented at the special session of The Society for Analytical Feminism at the Central APA, April 2004.
- “Humility and Moral Luck,” presented at the Midsouth Philosophy Conference, University of Memphis, Feb. 2000.
- “Forgiving the wrongdoer for harms to others: A defense of third-party forgiveness,” at the Central Division Meeting of the Society of Women in Philosophy (SWIP), Fall 1998, Loyola University in Chicago.
- Ball State University: “Taking My Name: Separatism and Feminist Epistemology,” March 16, 2006, “Forgiveness for Philosophers,” March 17, 2006.
- St. Mary’s Ryken High School, Leonardtown, Maryland: “Forgiving for Teachers and Counselors,” October 20, 2005.
- “Hitler was a Vegetarian, or, Moral Qualms about Deep Ecology,” at Carleton College, January 2004.
- “Forgiveness in Relationship: The explanatory power of feminist models,” at University of San Diego, February 2004.
- Panel discussion member of UW Zoology Dept. Faculty/Staff Colloquia, Spring 1997. Topic: “What moral treatment do animals deserve?”
- Central APA, Chicago, April 2008: “Saving Strawson” commentator.
- [pre-tenure] University of Freiburg, June 7, 2006: “Memory and Vulnerability: Forgiveness and Shame,” Session chair and Commentator, International Association of Philosophy and Literature.
- Canadian Society for Women in Philosophy (C-SWIP), peer-review and program coordinator for annual conference October 2019 at University of Guelph, Ontario.
- North American Society for Social Philosophy (NASSP), program committee member for annual conferences, July 2018 at Oakland University in Michigan, and July 2017 at Loyola University in Chicago.
- Society for Analytic Feminism (SAF), program committee member ex officio (as President), for September 2016 conference, Analytical Feminism: Past, Present, & Future, at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell.
- Annually, as President of Society for Analytic Feminism (SAF), program coordinator for two sessions at each chapter meeting of the American Philosophical Association (Eastern APA, Central APA, and Pacific APA)
- Canadian Society for Women in Philosophy (C-SWIP), peer-review and program coordinator for annual conference October 2015 at Campion College at the University of Regina, Saskatchewan.
- Canadian Society for Women in Philosophy (C-SWIP), annual conference host and site organizer, October 2013 at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario.
- Society for Analytic Feminism (SAF), co-program coordinator, for October 2012 conference at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.
- Canadian Society for Women in Philosophy (C-SWIP), peer-review and program coordinator, for October 2011 conference in Victoria, B.C.
At Trent University:
Annual Ryle Lecture series organizer: March 19-21, 2012, Sally Haslanger, “Doing Justice to the Social,” and September 26-28, 2017, Jason Stanley, “Political Theory and Propaganda”
Interdisciplinary conference, co-chair:
- St. Mary’s College 11th Annual Women Studies Colloquium; “(En)Gendering Political Change,” participants including Gov. Madeleine Kunin, Prof. Marc Stein (York University).
- St. Mary’s College 10th Annual Women Studies Colloquium; “Caution: Women at Work,” with participants including Prof. Elizabeth Wayland-Barber (UC-Berkeley), and Prof. Andrea Veltman (James Madison University), available at the URL: http://www.smcm.edu/wgsx/annual_colloquium/2009/index.html
In-House and Local Presentations (Trent University), a partial list
- “Facts, Falsehoods, & Fake News! Philosophers Discuss Current Events,” with Moira Howes, Byron Stoyles, and Michael Hickson, February 3, 2017.
- Lady Eaton College Faculty Mash-Up: “Celebrity Feminism,” with Momin Rahman, March 18, 2015.
- Ideas That Change The World Symposium, 50th Anniversary Event. Panel Theme: Life and Health (Panel 1: The Family), Friday, August 8, 2014; Panel Theme: Critical Cultural Inquiry (Panel 3: Public Discourse), Saturday, August 9, 2014.
- Teaching and Learning panel, “Teaching Sensitive Topics,” February 13, 2014, with
- Kawartha Lakes Estate Planning Council, April 16, 2014, and Peterborough Estate Planning Council, January 15, 2014: “Ethics of End-of-Life Decisions.”
- Get Science Right: Peterborough Public Library Town Hall, Dec. 10, 2013.
- Guest lecture, HIST-4310Y: The Holocaust: “Comparing Genocides: Rwanda and the Third Reich,” Nov. 4, 2013 (instructor of record: Carolyn Kay).
- To B.Ed. and Beyond: Queen’s-Trent Concurrent Education Association, presentation on “Hidden Curriculum,” Sept. 28, 2013.
- Guest lecture, "University Transition: A course in English as a Second Language,” on critical thinking, May 29th, 2013 (instructor of record: Lori Steers).
- Dreamcatcher series: Lakefield College School and Trent University Chancellor's Social Responsibility Panel Discussion, Nov. 6th, 2012.
- Guest-lecture: ADMN4450h/SUST5450h, Perspectives on Sustainability, October 30, 2012 (instructor of record: Asaf Zohar).
- Dreamcatcher series: Chancellor’s Panel, “Social Responsibility,” Feb. 13, 2012.
- Enweying 2011: The 1st annual interdisciplinary faculty conference of the First Peoples House of Learning (November 12, 2011), “The Trouble with Optimism: Non-Ideal theory and political resistance”
- “Ethics in Professional Life” (April 15, 2011), a presentation to graduate students at the Professional Development Workshop with Prof. Marilyn Rose, Traill College
- Theory, Culture and Politics Third Annual Faculty Symposium (Feb.4, 2011), “Group Responsibilities and Self-Forgiving”
- Humanities Research Day (Dec. 15, 2010), “Patriotism: Ethics of Citizenship”
- Inaugural Address (Nov.3, 2010), “Beyond Punishment: BP, Technological Disaster, and Moral Repair”
Other, non-academic writing or media interviews:
- “Miscarriage and Pregnancy Loss,” for Radical Philosophy, radio program on 3CR in Melbourne Australia. [3cr.org.au/radicalphilosophy] June 27, 2018.
- “Free Speech,” solicited for Trent Magazine, 49:1, pp. 30-32, Spring 2018.
- Comment for “Why Philly sexual assault victims look to Facebook for 'street justice,’” by Samantha Melamed, Philadelphia Inquirer, April 1, 2018.
- “We Can Act: Lessons learned in Philosophy from the APA ad hoc committee on sexual harassment in the profession,” solicited for CSWEP News, a tri-annual publication of the Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (CSWEP), a subcommittee of the American Economic Association; special issue on sexual harassment edited by Jennifer Shinall, 2018.
- Interview with Avery Kolers for SoundCloud’s Ethics Forward!, “Online Shaming,” Episode 1, July 13, 2017. https://soundcloud.com/wfmp-forward-radio/ethics-forward-online-shaming
- “Public Forgiveness; Unforgiving Public,” invited post for The Spoke, the blog of the Albright Institute at Wellesley College. URL: http://www.wellesley.edu/albright/about/blog/3441-public-forgiveness-unforgiving-public
- “Assignment - Find a Political Philosop-her,” solicited for The Deviant Philosopher [http://thedeviantphilosopher.org/], a teaching resource website for philosophers interested in deviating from the traditional Anglo-American philosophical canon. URL: http://thedeviantphilosopher.org/Activities/Assignment-FindAPoliticalPhilosop-her
- “Referees: When Is an Objection Grounds for Rejection?” Invited post on refereeing, for the blog of the American Philosophical Association, Blog of the APA. URL: http://blog.apaonline.org/2016/01/28/referees-when-is-an-objectiongrounds-for-rejection/
- “A dreadful night for Paris, a good night to help refugees,” at Feminist Philosophers. URL: https://feministphilosophers.wordpress.com/2015/11/14/a-dreadful-night-for-paris-agood-night-to-help-refugees/
- “Survivors and Resisters,” at Daily Nous, for the ‘Philosophers on Star Wars’ cluster.
- “This Time I Mean It: New Year’s Resolutions, Self-Forgiveness, and Fitness,” solicited for the blog Fit is a Feminist Issue. URL: http://fitisafeministissue.com/2014/04/25/thistimei-mean-it-new-years-resolutions-self-forgiveness-and-fitness-guest-post/
- Interview with Andrea Dukakis, Colorado Public Radio, “Report Finds Pervasive Sexual Harassment In CU Boulder's Philosophy Department,” February 5, 2014.
- “Beginner’s Love (Guest Post),” August 17, 2013, solicited for the blog, Fit is a Feminist Issue. URL: http://fitisafeministissue.com/2013/08/17/beginners-love-guest-post/
- Feminist Philosophers blog [feministphilosophers.wordpress.com], contributor, since 2007.
Graduate Student Supervision or Committee Participation: I participate in Sustainability Studies as affiliated faculty, and in both Cultural Studies and Theory, Culture, and Politics as needed.
- Thesis committee member (English/Public Texts, M.A.) for Ross Chiasson, “All I’ve Found is Pain and Terror: Aesthetics and Moral Status in Contemporary Popular Narratives,” defended successfully May 23, 2018.
- Thesis committee member (Cultural Studies, M.A.), for Isaac Jiang, “Visions of the Sedentary “I”: Subjectivation in The Little Prince,” defended successfully September 2017.
- Thesis Supervisor (Sustainability Studies, M.A.), for Gordon Halsey, “How Christian and Indigenous spirituality motivates health and social services: Exploring a holistic view of social sustainability at a personal level in a Canadian urban context,” defended successfully August 16, 2016.
- Dissertation committee member (Cultural Studies), for Joanna Wasiak, “Learning Renaturalization,” defended successfully September 25, 2015.
- Thesis committee member (Theory, Culture, and Politics, M.A.), for Cari Burchat, “Nietzsche And Deleuze: On The Overman, The Nomad, And The Eternal Recurrence,” defended successfully Sep.2, 2015.
- Thesis Reader (Theory, Culture, and Politics, M.A.), for Adam Rejak, “The Ethics of Being With: Exploring Ethics and Politics in Heidegger’s Being and Time,” defended successfully August 18, 2014.
- Thesis Reader (Theory, Culture, and Politics, M.A.), for Daniel Harris, “Background Practices, Affordances, and The Frame Problem: A Heideggerian Critique of The Representationalist Metaphysic,” defended successfully August 12, 2013.
- Thesis Supervisor (Sustainability Studies, M.A.), for Emily McCullogh, “The Value of Personal relationships in Relation to the Success of Aid Programs: Experiences of Aid Workers in Post-Earthquake Haiti,” defended successfully August 16, 2012.
Undergraduate Courses at Trent University:
First-year level: Introduction to Philosophy: Moral and Political
Second-year level: Love and Desire, Moral Issues (applied ethics), Feminism and Philosophy (a second-year course prior to 2012)
Third-year level: Social and Political Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Classic Texts in Ethical Theories, Contemporary Ethical Theories, Feminism and Philosophy (a third-year course since 2012) (as well as PHIL3901H and PHIL3900Y, Reading Courses)
Fourth-year seminars: Major Texts (Kant’s Ethics), Advanced Topics in Value Theory Seminars (including Responses to Evil, Forgiveness and Mercy) (as well as 4901H, Reading Course)
Undergraduate Courses at St. Mary's College of Maryland:
First-year level: Introduction to Philosophy, Introduction to Ethics, First-Year Seminar (topic: The Ecological Conscience), Honors Program Seminar (topic: Trust in Leadership)
Second-year level: Environmental Perspectives, Critical Thinking, Intro to Gender Studies, Intro to Women’s Studies
Third-year level: Environmental Ethics, Research Methods proseminar
Fourth-year level: Ethical Theory, three different Advanced Topics in Value Theory Seminars: Collective Responsibility, Responses to Evil, Anger and Forgiveness
Teaching related events, As presenter:
Co- Panelist, “Teaching Sensitive Topics,” Instructional Development Centre's Teaching Effectiveness Program event, Feb.13, 2014.
“Workshop on Hidden Curriculum,” Queen’s-Trent Concurrent Education Association (CESA), September 28, 2013, at the conference, To B.Ed and Beyond.
“Teaching Humanities in Small Classroom Settings: On the Importance of Preserving its Advantages,” with Emilia Angelova, Feb. 14, 2012.
As participant: Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) “Teaching Spa,” May 2017; CTL instructional workshops in 2016 and 2010-2013.
Service to the profession, a representative list:
Co-founder and co-editor, Feminist Philosophy Quarterly, an open-access, peer-reviewed journal, since August 2014. URL: feministphilosophyquarterly.com
APA Committee on the Status of Women, Associate Chair 2018-2019, rising to Chair 2019-2022, previously committee member 2009-2012 [www.apaonlinecsw.org]
Rowman & Littlefield, Moral Psychology of the Emotions (series), Editorial Board member, 2015-2019.
Hypatia, Editorial Board member, 2014-2019.
President, Society for Analytic Feminism (SAF), an affiliated group of the American Philosophical Association, 2015-2018 (Executive committee member, 2010-2012) [sites.google.com/site/analyticalfeminism]
APA Ad Hoc Committee on Sexual Harassment, chair, 2013-2015.
President, Canadian Society for Women in Philosophy (CSWIP), 2012-13; Vice-President 2011-12.
Women In Philosophy Task Force, 2009-2015.
External program reviewer for several undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Philosophy in the USA and Canada.
External referee for candidates for tenure and promotion to Associate Professor and candidates for Full Professor, USA and Canada.
External examiner, dissertation defense, for Sheffield University, Doctoral program in Philosophy; candidate Cristina Roadevin, Blame and Forgiveness.
Service to Trent University, a representative list:
Cyclical Program Review Committee, 2016-continuing
Chair, Department of Philosophy, 2012-2015
Acting Chair, Modern Languages and Literatures, 2014-2015
Faculty Senate, 2014-2015
Faculty Council, 2013-2015
Trent University Faculty Association, 2014-2015
Presidential Advisory Committee on Human Rights, Equity & Accessibility, 2014-2015
Presidential Advisory Committee on Academic Partnerships with Religious Institutions, 2012-2013
Academic Advising sub-committee of Teaching and Learning Support, 2012-2013
Program Quality Assurance Committee, 2011-2012
Graduate Studies Committee, 2010-2011
Ontario Trillium Scholarship (OTS) application review committee
CBC Internship application review committee
Service to Department of Philosophy, as department committee member, regular Open House representative and student orientation representative, participant/co-coordinator of Gilbert Ryle Lecture Series, co-presenter at events including “Applying for Graduate School” advisory sessions, and personnel and curriculum committee member
Awards and honors:
2018 PEA Soup Awards for "Best Discussion Originators" with Mariana Alessandri, a JMP Discussion of "Can't Complain," 2019.
Merit Award for Excellence in Service, Trent University Faculty Association, 2018
Nominated by students for Symons Award for Excellence in Teaching, Trent University, 2018, 2017, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012
NEH Summer Institute: “A Fierce Green Fire at 100: Aldo Leopold and the Roots of Environmental Ethics,” sponsored by the Arizona State University Institute for Humanities Research, Prescott, Arizona, June 22 – July 17, 2009
Homer L. Dodge Award for Excellence in Teaching, a peer-faculty juried award, St. Mary's College of Maryland, 2007
St. Mary’s College of Maryland Faculty Development Grants, awarded in 2009, 2008, 2006, 2005.
University of Wisconsin Memorial Library Grant-in-aid, 2007
Convocation speaker, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, May 2005
St. Mary’s College Pre-Tenure Research Award winner, Fall 2004
St. Mary's College of Maryland SGA Faculty Service Award, 2004, 2003
Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, Fall 1999
Professional Organization memberships:
Canadian Philosophical Association
American Philosophical Association
American Association of Philosophy Teachers
Canadian Society of Women in Philosophy
Society for Analytic Feminism
Journals for which I have recently peer-reviewed:
Journal of Social Philosophy
Ethics and Social Welfare
Journal of the American Philosophical Association
Ethical Theory and Moral Practice
Journal of Philosophy of Emotion
Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics
Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy
Journal of Business Ethics
Journal of Gender Studies
Journal of Value Inquiry
Publishers for which I have refereed proposals: Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press,
Routledge Publishing, Palgrave-MacMillan, Princeton University Press, Rowman & Littlefield
Refereeing for conferences: Central Division of the American Philosophical Association (APA), Canadian Philosophical Association (CPA), Society for Analytical Feminism (SAF), Canadian Society for Women in Philosophy (CSWIP), 4th Annual Philosophers' Cocoon Philosophy Conference (PCPC), Central States Philosophical Association (CSPA)