Open Education Resource
My conversation with filmmaker Melisa Brittain focusing on their films on the theme of “normal bodies.”
Online teaching demonstrations
My vodcast with Dr. Catherine Clune-Taylor on Anne Fausto-Sterling and Emily Martin:
My vodcast with Dr. Joshua St. Pierre on Michael Gill’s Already Doing it: Intellectual Disability and Sexual Agency (2015)
A mini-lecture on how to understand the biology chapter from Simone de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex (1951).
Conversational overview of feminist philosophy with co-teacher extraordinaire, Dr. Randelle Nixon
Women’s and Gender Studies lecture: Introduction to Black feminist critiques of second-wave feminism (by way of Angela Davis)
A guided reading video on the Introduction to Simone de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex:
Standard video lecture on Patricia Marino’s “The Ethics of Sexual Objectification: Autonomy and Consent.”
“Who, me? Cheat?” Academic integrity workshop series with Library and Write Site, Athabasca University, 2022 (May, September, November 2022)
“Deep Reading,” “Writing an Annotated Bibliography,” “How to Start Your Paper Before the Night Before,” “SSHRC Application Information Session,” “How to Write Multiple Choice Exams,” “Write Your Way into Graduate School,” “Introduction to MLA Style,” “Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Avoiding Plagiarism,” “Peer feedback,” “Reading and Writing for Argumentation,” “Time Management,” “Introduction to Academic Integrity,” “Thesis Writing,” MacEwan University (in-class and for various student groups and faculty request workshops), 2018-20.
Faculty Development Workshops
“Scaffolding Reading Techniques” Champions of Alternative Assessment, with Deanna Fidelak
“Love it or List it?: Online Teaching Edition.” with Kim Peacock and Paige McClelland, Teaching and Learning Services, MacEwan University, April 16, 2020.
“Writing Techniques to Help Students Succeed, or How to Help Students with Disabilities Develop as Writers,” with Deanna Fidelak, Celebration of Teaching and Learning, MacEwan University, February 18, 2020.
“Why are We Still Teaching Citation Styles?” with Daniel Braun. Teaching and Learning Services, MacEwan University, December 5, 2019.
“The Online Academic Integrity Tutorial.” with Paul Sopcak and Daniel Braun. Teaching and Learning Services, MacEwan University, May 10, September 24, 2019.
“Feeling Fat: Embodying Excess through the Fat-Feminist Grotesque” with Cindy Baker. Intersections of Gender, University of Alberta, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Research Talks, Athabasca University, October 2021
“Building a Values-Based Approach to Academic Integrity: Institutional Responses to Academic Misconduct in the Digital Age” with Lyle Benson, Rickard Enstroem, and Evandro Bocatto, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Research Talks, Athabasca University, March 6, 2020.
“Félix Ravaisson’s Of Habit and the Problem of Feminist Resistance.” University of Saskatchewan Role Model Speaker Series, February 8, 2013. Also presented at the University of Alberta Graduate Student Philosophy conference (peer reviewed full paper).
January 17, 2013. “The Feminist Subject of Fat Studies.” Feminist Research Speaker Series, University of Alberta.
Conference Presentations (*indicates a full paper was refereed)
“What Is It Like to Be A Fat Philosopher?: A Phenomenology of Bodies Out of Line and Out of Place.” video. Philosophy, Disability, and Social Change 3. Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, 2022. co-authored with Samantha Brennan
“Gutsy Arrivals: A Critical Fat Phenomenology of Contesting Disgust,” CSWIP, 2022.
“Fat Bodily Schemas: Gusty Arrivals, Fat Suits, and Cartwheels.” presenter and panel organizer, Fleshing it out: Fat Performance, Phenomenology, and Embodying Excess, Women’s and Gender Studies et Récherches Feministes (WGSRF), 2022.
(with Cindy Baker) “‘I’m so Brave’: Confronting White Feminism’s Fat Suit Problem.” American Popular Culture Association Conference (ACPA), Fat Studies concentration. May, 2021.
(Lyle Benson presenter) “Does an E-Learning Tutorial Increase Student’s Knowledge of Academic Integrity?” International Conference on Education, Hawaii, January, 2020.
(Lyle Benson presenter) “Implementing a University-Wide Academic Integrity Online Tutorial.” International Conference on Humanities, Psychology, and Social Science, Greece, May, 2019.
“Feminism, ‘Body Love,’ and Resistance in the Fat-o-sphere: Or, How are Introductory WGS Textbooks dealing with Fat?” Publishing Feminisms Symposium, Banff Centre for the Arts, May, 2015.
*“Transformative Knowledge: Feminist Autonomy and the Phenomenological Method.” Canadian Philosophical Association (CPA) and Society for Existential-Phenomenological Theory and Culture (EPTC), Brock University, May, 2014.
“Drop Dead Diva and Fat Queer Femininity” Women’s and Gender Studies et Recherches Féministes (WGSRF), Brock University and Popular Culture Association of Canada (PCAC), Calgary, Alberta, May, 2014.
(with Samantha Brennan) “Fat Stigma and the Academy” CPA Symposium Engaging with the Ethics of Obesity: Philosophy and Public Health Policy, Brock University and CSWIP, Trent University, May, 2014.
“Femininity and Lived Time in Beauvoir’s La Vieillesse.” CPA Symposium The Existential Politics of Time: Feminist/Anti-Racist/Critical Perspectives, University of Victoria, June, 2013.
*“Is it Worth Thinking about Ravaisson on the Question of Feminist Resistance?” CPA, University of Victoria, June, 2013.
*“Intercorporeality in Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, and Beauvoir.” EPTC, University of Victoria, June, 2013.
“Preventing a Fat Future: Concern Trolls, Healthism, and the New Eugenics.” American Popular Culture Association (APCA), Washington, DC, March, 2013.
“Re-citing Beauvoir in Feminist Theory.” Comparative Literature Graduate Student Conference, Transnational Canons, University of Alberta, March, 2013.
“Lateral Agency: Eating with Lauren Berlant.” Women and Food Workshop, Banff Centre for the Arts, September, 2012.
“Is it Worth Thinking about Ravaisson on the Question of Feminist Resistance?” CSWIP, Mount Royal University, October, 2012.
*“The Dialectic of White Privilege in Shannon Sullivan’s Revealing Whiteness.” Western Canadian Philosophical Association Conference (WCPA), University of Victoria, October, 2012.
“La Grande Sartreuse?: Re-citing Beauvoir in Feminist Theory.” Canadian Women Studies Association Conference (CWSA), University of Waterloo, May, 2012.
“Temporality and the ‘Obesity Crisis’.” APCA, Boston, Massachusetts. June, 2012; also presented at EPTC panel How Big is the Body? University of Waterloo, May 2012.
“The Dialectic of White Privilege: Resisting Habits of Privilege with Merleau-Ponty.” Reconfiguring White Ethnicity: Expressivity, Identity, Race, City University of New York, April, 2012.
“Anticipating a Fat Future, Resisting the Habit of Fat Hatred.” Sociology Graduate Student’s Association Conference, University of Alberta, November, 2011.
“Towards a Feminist Philosophy of Habit.” CSWIP, University of Victoria, October, 2011.
“Touching the Boundary Mark: Beauvoir and Cultural Phenomenology.” Simone de Beauvoir Society, University of Oregon, June, 2011.
*“Michael Smith’s Moral Realism and the Desires of Fully Rational Agents.” CPA, Concordia University, June, 2010.
*“de Beauvoir and the Possibility of a Materialist Feminism.” Canadian Society for Continental Philosophy (CSCP), University of Alberta, October, 2010.
(with Jessica Moore) “Feminist Rage, Feminine Desire.” Sociology Graduate Student’s Association Conference, University of Alberta, May, 2008.
“Simone de Beauvoir, Essentialism and ‘The Givens of Biology’.” CSWIP, University of Alberta, October, 2007.
*“A Feminist Approach to In Vitro Fertilization.” University of Saskatchewan Graduate Studies Stepping Stones Conference, sponsored by the Women’s Research Unit, University of Saskatchewan, May, 2005.
“Habit.” The Philosopher’s Zone. Australian Radio Broadcasting Corporation, June, 2016.
“Force of Habit.” Ideas from the Trenches. Canadian Radio Broadcasting Corporation, February, 2015. Producers Nicola Luksic and Tom Howell.
Discussant for Fat Sexualities Round Table, American Popular Culture Association, Washington, DC, March, 2013.
“Domestic Bliss?: The Problem of Housework and Alienation.” Philosophy in the Community Lecture series, sponsored by the University of Saskatchewan Philosophy department, November, 2010.
“Have I got an ‘F’ Word for You! Feminism, Foucault, and Facelifts.” Philosophy in the Community Lecture series, sponsored by the University of Saskatchewan Philosophy department, February, 2009.
“What Is Existentialism?” Philosophy in the Community Lecture series, sponsored by the University of Saskatchewan Philosophy department, January, 2007.