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    The Speaking Animal: Ethics, Language and the Human-Animal Divide
    Rowman & Littlefield International. 2015.
    Engaging with the work of Freud, Heidegger, Wittgenstein, and Derrida, this book reconceptualises the language divide between humans and animals within the context of animal ethics.
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    Teaching Taboo Topics
    Teaching Philosophy 40 (1): 87-102. 2017.
    In this paper, I offer justifications and strategies for teaching taboo, unpopular, or rarely contested views in undergraduate ethics courses. Teaching taboo topics, while challenging, forcefully demonstrates the commitment that few topics in ethics have obvious answers, and that the study of ethics is more than just debating right and wrong. Drawing from my experience teaching on the topic of bestiality, I articulate the importance of motivating topics that may appear remote and irrelevant to s…Read more
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    From Animal Father to Animal Mother
    philoSOPHIA: A Journal of Continental Feminism 3 (2): 121-137. 2013.
    In this paper, I investigate Freud’s study of infantile zoophobias. According to Freud, in nearly all cases of infantile animal phobias, the feared animal functions as a father figure. The feared animal takes on the prohibitive role as the father substitute. The substitutability of the animal and the father is crucial for Freud, as it anchors his theory regarding the familial, social, and religious structure of a patriarchal society. In light of this standard animal-father substitution, Freud’s …Read more
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    The Construction of a Consumable Body
    Feminist Philosophy Quarterly 5 (1). 2019.
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    Secret Name, or the Secret of a Name
    philoSOPHIA: A Journal of Continental Feminism 3 (2): 182-185. 2013.
  • Response Ethics (edited book)
    Rowman & Littlefield International. 2018.
    Ideal for students in philosophy, animal studies and gender studies, this volume explores an important question: what grounds our ethical responsibility? It covers a range of topics including maternal bodies, animal rights, capital punishment, depression and trauma, demonstrating the evolution of Kelly Oliver's seminal work in response ethics.