‘Embodied Voices’ online conference – Duquesne University

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Upcoming event 26 – 28 February 2021: Embodied Voices: Phenomenological, Hermeneutical, and Psychoanalytic Approaches to Health. Check out the programme.

Embodied Voices: Phenomenological, Hermeneutical, and Psychoanalytic Approaches to Health
Virtual conference hosted by Duquesne University, February 26–28.
Register here: https://forms.gle/8tMPNS66jRVWdtoy9

All times Eastern Standard Time

Plenary Speaker
Dr. Megan Craig (Stony Brook University)
“Dying Together: Derrida, Levinas, and End of Life Care”

Special Panel— Justice and Inclusion in Academia
A panel (comprised of current graduate students, alums,
and faculty from Duquesne University) will discuss justice
and inclusion in academic philosophy, with panelists
discussing their experiences in academia, their advice for
navigating the often unjust and exclusive spaces of
academia, and their hopes for transforming academia in the future.


10:30am – 11:30am
Panel 1—In/Visible: Perceiving Others
Lisa M. Gawel (Eastern Michigan University):
“The Unseen: Invisible Disabilities in Sports Competition”
Harmony Ezeuko (Western University):
“Reconciling Perceptions of Kindness with Racism:
Toward a New Conceptual Definition”

1pm – 2pm
Panel 2—Constructing Health
Vivian Feldblyum (University of Pittsburgh):
“Medicine’s Transparency Problem: What We Can Learn
By Paying Attention to Attention Deficit Disorder”
Sofia Huang (Duquesne University):
“Understanding the Violence of Racism Upon the Body
Schema through Fanon and Merleau-Ponty”
Annalee Ring (University of Oregon):
“Fanon & Soap Advertising: Colonial Mythologies of Cleanliness”

Panel 3— The Role of Care and Empathy in Health
Adam Schipper (Queen’s University):
“Temporality and the Politics of Care Work:
Phenomenology Meets Social Reproduction Theory”
Amanda Pinto (University of North Carolina at Charlotte):
“What the Gut: On Female Embodiment, Affective Labor, and Gastrointestinal Health”

4pm – 5:30pm
Special Panel— Justice and Inclusion in Pedagogy
A panel (comprised of current graduate students, alums, and faculty from Duquesne University)) discussing justice and inclusion in the classroom, with panelists discussing their experiences in the classroom (both as students and as instructors), their strategies for making the classroom a more just and inclusive space, and their thoughts on how to advance just and inclusive pedagogical practices beyond their own classrooms.

Panel 4—Doctor/Patient
Sam Sanchinel (University of Toronto):
“From the Medical Professional as “Sphinx” to the Entrance into Trans Dreams: Psychoanalytic Approaches to Trans Patients Seeking HRT or GCS”
Eugenia Stefanello (University of Padova):
“The Doctor Will (Not) Hear You Now: Epistemic Injustice and Phenomenological Empathy”
Abbey Murphey (Boston College):
“Edith Stein and Merleau-Ponty on the Interpretation of Body Expressions and Telehealth”

Special Roundtable Discussion—
This roundtable will discuss barriers to equitable healthcare, how healthcare could be more inclusive and just, and what these findings show us about the lived experiences of ourselves and others. Beginning on Friday morning, there will be an asynchronous, anonymous platform available for attendees and participants to post about a time when they felt unheard in a healthcare situation. Answers will be incorporated into the discussion. More details TBA.

Keynote Speaker
Gail Weiss (George Washington University):
“Translating Lived Experience Across Multiple ‘Worlds of Sense’: Depathologizing and Decolonizing the Clinical Encounter”

Organized by:
Graduate Students in Philosophy (GSIP)
Duquesne Women in Philosophy (D-WiP)
Duquesne Minorities and Philosophy (MAP)

Sponsored by:
Duquesne University Department of Philosophy
McAnulty College of Liberal Arts
Duquesne Program Council