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    Sex Work and De-sexualization: Foucauldian Reflections on Prostitution
    Proceedings of the XXIII World Congress of Philosophy 29 107-112. 2018.
    A number of theorists have defended the legalization and destigmatization of sex work by arguing that sex work is analogous to other kinds of labour that are socially accepted and even valorized. In contrast, one reason that anti-sex work feminist theorists have rejected the analogy between prostitution and other jobs, including professions that are potentially exploitative and dangerous, is that sex is tied up with personal identity and integrity in a way that other activities are not. This mak…Read more
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    Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure (review)
    philoSOPHIA: A Journal of Continental Feminism 8 (2): 105-109. 2018.
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    Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure by Eli Clare
    philoSOPHIA: A Journal of Continental Feminism 8 (2): 105-109. 2018.
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    Book Symposium on Gary Steiner's Animals and the Limits of Postmodernism. New York: Columbia University Press, 2013.
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    Anti-Carceral Feminism and Sexual Assault—A Defense
    Social Philosophy Today 34 29-49. 2018.
    Most mainstream feminist anti-rape scholarship and activism may be described as carceral feminism, insofar as it fails to engage with critiques of the criminal punishment system and endorses law-and-order responses to sexual and gendered violence. Mainstream feminist anti-rape scholars and activists often view increased conviction rates and longer sentences as a political goal—or, at the very least, are willing to collaborate with police and lament cases where perpetrators of sexual violence are…Read more
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    Michel Foucault’s _The History of Sexuality _is one of the most influential philosophical works of the twentieth century and has been instrumental in shaping the study of Gender, Feminist Theory and Queer Theory. But Foucault’s writing can be a difficult book to grasp as Foucault assumes a familiarity with the intellectually dominant theories of his time which renders many passages obscure for newcomers to his work. The Routledge Guidebook to Foucault’s The History of Sexuality offers a clear an…Read more
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    Drawing on the work of Foucault and Western confessional writings, this book challenges the transhistorical and commonsense views of confession as an innate impulse resulting in the psychological liberation of the confessing subject. Instead, confessional desire is argued to be contingent and constraining, and alternatives to confessional subjectivity are explored
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    Race and Racism in Foucault’s Collège de France Lectures
    Philosophy Compass 6 (11): 746-756. 2011.
    While Michel Foucault’s writings have been taken up extensively to explore gender and sexuality, until recently there was little work drawing on Foucault’s writings to discuss race. In part, this was because Foucault seemed to have said almost nothing about race, aside from some comments on Nazism and eugenics in the final pages of Part V of The History of Sexuality, volume 1. With the 1997 and 1999 publication of two series of lectures that Foucault delivered at the Collège de France between 19…Read more
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    On Intellectual Generosity
    Philosophy Today 62 (1): 3-10. 2018.
    In this response I compare Rebecca Tuvel’s article, “In Defense of Transracialism,” to several other recent examples of philosophical and social justice scholarship in which authors draw comparisons between diverse identities and oppressions, and draw ethical and political conclusions about experiences that are not necessarily their own. I ask what methodological or authorial differences can explain the dramatically different reception of these works compared to Tuvel’s, and whether these differ…Read more
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    Michel Foucault is well known as a theorist of power who provided forceful critiques of institutions of confinement such as the psychiatric asylum and the prison. Although the invention of factory farms and industrial slaughterhouses, like prisons and psychiatric hospitals, can be considered emblematic moments in a history of modernity, and although the modern farm is an institution of confinement comparable to the prison, Foucault never addressed these institutions, the politics of animal agric…Read more
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    Color preferences are not universal
    with Alexandra Clifford and Anna Franklin
    Journal of Experimental Psychology: General 142 (4): 1015-1027. 2013.
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    Editor's Introduction
    Phaenex. Journal of Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture 8 (2). 2013.
    Christiane Bailey and Chloë Taylor (Editorial Introduction) Sue Donaldson (Stirring the Pot - A short play in six scenes) Ralph Acampora (La diversification de la recherche en éthique animale et en études animales) Eva Giraud (Veganism as Affirmative Biopolitics: Moving Towards a Posthumanist Ethics?) Leonard Lawlor (The Flipside of Violence, or Beyond the Thought of Good Enough) Kelly Struthers Montford (The “Present Referent”: Nonhuman Animal Sacrifice and the Constitution of Dominant Albertan…Read more
  • Editorial Introduction
    with Chloe Taylor and Tracey Nicholls
    PhaenEx 6 (1). 2011.
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    The Ethics of Captivity ed. by Lori Gruen
    with Kelly Struthers Montford
    Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 26 (2): 43-51. 2016.
    While political and ethical philosophers today are familiar with critiques of confinement in both critical prison studies and critical animal studies, The Ethics of Captivity is unusual in that it brings these critiques of incarceration together, bridging human and nonhuman animal liberation movements. While Lisa Guenther’s recent book, Solitary Confinement: Social Death and Its Afterlives, also critiques the mass incarceration of both human and nonhuman animals, it is far more common to see hum…Read more
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    Searle and Foucault on Truth
    Symposium 11 (2): 455-463. 2007.
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    Fanon and the Decolonization of Philosophy
    with Mireille Fanon-Mendès France, Anna Carastathis, Nigel C. Gibson, Lewis R. Gordon, Peter Gratton, Ferit Güven, Mireille Fanon Mendès-France, Marilyn Nissim-Sabat, Olúfémi Táíwò, Mohammad H. Tamdgidi, and Sokthan Yeng
    Lexington Books. 2010.
    The essays in Fanon and the Decolonization of Philosophy all trace different aspects of the mutually supporting histories of philosophical thought and colonial politics in order to suggest ways that we might decolonize our thinking. From psychology to education, to economic and legal structures, the contributors interrogate the interrelation of colonization and philosophy in order to articulate a Fanon-inspired vision of social justice. This project is endorsed by his daughter, Mireille Fanon-Me…Read more
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    Gender: Key Concepts in Philosophy (review)
    Symposium 11 (2): 465-467. 2007.
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    Schöne Seele meets bête d’aveu
    Symposium 10 (2): 533-567. 2006.
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    Foucault, Feminism, and Sex Crimes
    Hypatia 24 (4). 2009.
    In 1977 Michel Foucault contemplated the idea of punishing rape only as a crime of violence, while in 1978 he argued that non-coercive sex between adults and minors should be decriminalized entirely. Feminists have consistently criticized these suggestions by Foucault. This paper argues that these feminist responses have failed to sufficiently understand the theoretical motivations behind Foucault's statements on sex-crime legislation reform, and will offer a new feminist appraisal of Foucault's…Read more