My latest journal article is available: “Rethinking Fat Studies and Activism in Women’s and Gender Studies Textbooks: ‘Fatspiration’, ‘Thin Saviours’, and Sexist Beauty Culture,” Canadian Woman Studies, vol, 35, no. 1-2. pp 7-16, 2022.
My interview with Shelley Tremain in Dialogues on Disability is out! I talk about my research and my experiences in academia. I made an imperfect read aloud version here.
It features the regal Desdamona doggie:
Upcoming Event: Troubling Access: Ableism & New Movements in Philosophy of Disability
Thursday, March 30th
2:00 – 4:00 pm MT Please register in advance here:
ASL interpretation will be provided at this event.
My co-authored article with my colleague Heather McLean, “What Taylor Swift’s Anti-Hero Controversy Can Tell Us about Fatphobia in Feminist Politics” has been published in The Conversation.
We talked about this on “Real Talk” with Ryan Jesperson available here at the 34 minute mark to one hour:
My presentation “What’s it Like to be a Fat Philosopher?” based on my co-authored book chapter with Samantha Brennan is now available on youtube at the 4:30 mark. Philosophy, Disability, and Social Change 3. Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, 2022. Conference program biopolitical conference handout Rodier 2022
My article about Sexual Violence against Fat Women was used by Dr. Caroline West (Sexuality Studies) in this article on fatphobia and dating.
I have been working with AU’s Write Site and Library to offer students a series of webinars on Academic Integrity.
The most recent instalment is now available on AU’s Library’s Youtube:
Almost 9 years in the making, I am thrilled to share that an article I co-wrote with Samantha Brennan is available open access in the journal Teaching Philosophy. The paper, entitled “Teaching (and) Fat Stigma in Philosophy,” discusses ways in which teaching philosophy intersects with fat stigma, including in our cannon, teaching examples, and in our bodies. It is available here.
My book chapter is now available in The Forgotten Victims of Sexual Violence in Film, Television and New Media, entitled “Taking What You Can Get and Taking Care of Yourself: Mapping Fat Women’s Sexual Agency through Television Stereotypes.” Please request this book from your library, or email me for details.
I was a “Champion of Assessment” with Deanna Fidelak, where we talked about how to scaffold reading skills in philosophy in order to boost completion rates.
I’m interviewed in this piece on plus-sized fashion with CBC Edmonton in April, 2022: “Fit for All: Fashion Industry Urged to Think Big with Inclusive Sizing.” It was also a segment on CBC Radio Active.
My article in The Conversation came out in March, 2022: “Mask or No Mask: Stop Using Fat People in Political Cartoons.” It has recently been republished at AU’s The Hub.
My co-authored article in the Handbook of Research on Applying Universal Design for Learning Across Disciplines (2021) has now been made open access.
Find it here: Incorporating Academic Strategy Instruction to Remove Barriers to Writing Assignments in Philosophy.
My 2013 article has recently been made open access! :“Touching the Boundary Mark: Aging, Habit, and Temporality in Beauvoir’s La Vieillesse.” Janus Head vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 37-59, 2013.
My presentation with Cindy Baker for the Intersections of Gender research area at the University of Alberta is now posted on Youtube. The title of the presentation is “Feeling Fat: Embodying Excess thought the Fat Feminist Grotesque.”
My review of 50 Concepts for a Critical Phenomenology has been published in Symposium: A Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy.
My essay “I am Cindy Baker” is now available in the volume on the brilliant work of artist Cindy Baker.
Editor of the volume, Ted Hiebert describes my essay:
“A spirit of materialization is also decidedly present in Kristin Rodier’s essay “I am Cindy Baker,” a thoughtful account of personal and performative encounter with Baker’s work in which Rodier was asked (by Baker herself) to “be” Cindy Baker for the duration of a conference presentation. Replete with reflections on what it means to inhabit a fat body—or to pretend to be someone else’s— and what it means to negotiate social space with the social taboos and prohibitions that fatness entails.”
I was interviewed about the impact of pandemic parenting in Dec. 2020 for CTV news/The St. Albert Gazette.
My co-authored article on MacEwan’s pilot project implementing an online tutorial for academic integrity is available open access.