Public lecture by Dr. Eva Kittay, world renowned scholar of Disablity Studies and Feminist Ethics.
Dr. Kittay is a Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Stony Brook University and an Affiliate of the Stony Brook Women’s Studies Program. With more than 85 articles and seven books and edited volumes under her belt, it would be an understatement to call her a prolific scholar. Kittay and coauthor Licia Carlson published Cognitive Disability and Its Challenge to Moral Philosophy in 2010. She published The Subject of Care: Feminist Perspectives on Dependency with coauthor Ellen Feder in 2003, and her book Love’s Labor: Essays on Women, Equality and Dependency was a major event in the world of philosophy when it hit the presses in 1999.
Kittay is an activist as well as a scholar. She has worked long and hard at making the discipline of philosophy more inclusive, and at using philosophy to engage in contemporary social issues. She was a founding member and is currently the chair of Philosophy in an Inclusive Key, a summer program for undergraduate students who are members of groups underrepresented in philosophy. In 2003, the Society for Women in Philosophy named her Woman Philosopher of the Year. Dr. Kittay has been honoured by a Guggenheim Fellowship, an NEH Fellowship, and the APA and Phi Beta Kappa Lebowitz Prize.