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Res Philosophica Conference on Race and Gender

Saturday, 29 April, 2017

The Department of Philosophy will host the 2017 Res Philosophica Conference on Race and Gender from 8:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 28, and 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Saturday, April 29, in the Pere Marquette Gallery on the second floor at DuBourg Hall.

Friday, April 28

8:45 a.m.


9 to 10:30 a.m.                       

  • Lewis Gordon, Ph.D. (University of Connecticut): "Thinking through Some Themes of Race, Gender and More"
  • Robert Bernasconi, Ph.D. (Penn State): Comments
  • Michael Barber, S.J. (Saint Louis University): Session Chair       

10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

  • Tommy Curry, Ph.D. (Texas A&M): "Killing Boogeymen: Phallicism and the Black Male Spector -- A Genre Theory"
  •  Brad Elliott Stone, Ph.D. (Loyola Marymount University): Comments
  •  Robert Strikwerda, Ph.D. (Saint Louis University): Session Chair

Lunch Break (12:30 to 2 p.m.)

2:15 to 3:45 p.m.

  • Naomi Zack, Ph.D. (Oregon): “Contemporary Claims of Political Injustice: History and the Race to the Bottom”
  • Vanessa Wills, Ph.D. (George Washington University): Comments
  • Scott Ragland, Ph.D. (Saint Louis University): Session Chair             

4 to 5:30 p.m.

Wade Memorial Session

  • Michele Moody-Adams, Ph.D. (Columbia):  “Democracy, Identity and Politics”
  • Kathryn Lindeman, Ph.D. (Saint Louis University): Session Chair

Saturday, April 29

9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.                       

  • Leonard Harris, Ph.D. (Purdue): “Necro-being: An Actuarial Account of Racism”
  • Lee McBride, Ph.D. (Wooster): Comments
  • Leamon Bazil, Ph.D. (Saint Louis University): Session Chair

10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.                   

  • Tina Fernandes Botts, Ph.D. (Cal St-Fresno):  “In Black and White: A Hermeneutic Argument Against Transracialism”
  • Leamon Bazil, Ph.D. (Saint Louis University): Comments
  • Saba Fatima, Ph.D. (SIU Edwardsville): Session Chair

Additional information and conference registration is available here.