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Gilmore Girls’ Disappointing Take on Commercial Surrogacy (warning: this post contains spoilers)

Many fans of the Gilmore Girls were unhappy at how the show’s revival handled the storyline of the abrasive yet lovable Paris Geller. While I too agree that Paris deserves a happier ending, my dismay about her personal life was largely overshadowed by my dismay at how the show portrayed her career in commercial surrogacy [...]

2016-12-22T10:11:00+00:00December 22nd, 2016|Biomedical Ethics, Feminist Philosophy, Philosophy of Ethics|

Report from Down Under: Visiting the Macquarie University Research Centre for Agency, Values, and Ethics

I recently returned from a 3-month study period at the Macquarie University Research Centre for Agency, Values, and Ethics (CAVE). While I was there I was able to attend numerous conferences, workshops, and seminars, as well as meet regularly with my gracious host supervisor, Professor Wendy Rogers. One of the highlights from my trip was attending [...]

2016-06-16T11:04:23+00:00June 16th, 2016|Graduate Students, Philosophy of Ethics|

Veronica Vasterling on Pseudoscientific Gender Claims

Further Reflections from the Future Directions in Feminist Phenomenology Conference By Emma Ryman At the Future Directions in Feminist Phenomenology conference, Veronica Vasterling gave a talk titled, “Feminist Phenomenology, Embedded Embodied Cognition, and [Pseudo] Scientific Gender Claims.” She is an Associate Professor in Gender Studies and Philosophy at the Institute for Gender Studies at Radboud [...]

2014-03-18T16:03:50+00:00July 23rd, 2013|Phenomenology|

Feminist Phenomenology, Race, and Perception: An Interview with Alia Al-Saji

On May 25, 2013, I had the chance to chat with Alia Al-Saji, who is an Associate Professor in the department of philosophy at McGill University. Dr. Al-Saji had given a talk at the Future Directions in Feminist Phenomenology conference the previous day, titled “The Power of Hesitation: Interrupting Racializing Habit and Rethinking Agency.” This [...]

2013-06-11T14:40:05+00:00June 10th, 2013|Phenomenology|