Graduate Teaching

My graduate teaching and supervision focuses on philosophical practice. Philosophical practice comprises much more than learning the literature and developing philosophical analyses and positions. It includes developing a philosophical voice. It also includes learning how to structure compelling communication for publication in philosophical journals, delivery at academic conferences, and engaging other academic disciplines, industry leaders, policymakers, and a wide range of publics. Developing trustworthy intellectual communities and taking social and ethical responsibility for our work is also a fundamental component of philosophical practice. A person is not born, but rather becomes, a philosopher. Just like anything else, it takes practice. Also, it is fun.

Recent Graduate Courses

  • Resisting Incredulity and Silencing
  • Epistemology of Ignorance
  • Feminism and the Biological Sciences
  • Feminism, Bodies, and Biology
  • Objectivity
  • Oppression and Human Nature
  • The Social Epistemology of Science

Research Areas (intensive independent studies)

  • Epistemology of Ignorance and Fat Studies, Pamela Dedman, in progress
  • Epistemology of Ignorance and Disability, Cael Dobson, 2021
  • Microaggressions and the Epistemology of Ignorance, Lynne Sargent, 2020
  • Feminist Epistemology, Janet Jones, 2019
  • Values in Science, Matt Silk, 2015
  • Feminist Philosophy of Biology, Jamie Sewell, 2014
  • Philosophy of Evolutionary Psychology, Sara Weaver, 2013
  • Scientific Explanation, Cathy Gee, 2012

Current Graduate Students

  • Sandra DeVries, PhD candidate
    Working title: Multi-Racial Identity in the Philosophy of Race
  • Blake Freier, PhD candidate
    Working title: How to Responsibly Use Science in Policy
  • Cael Dobson, PhD student
    Topic: Feminist Epistemology and Disability
  • Pamela Dedman, PhD student
    Topic: Feminist Epistemology and Fat Studies

Past Graduate Students

  • Sara Weaver, 2017 PhD
    A Constructive Critical Assessment of Feminist Evolutionary Psychology
  • Alexandra Kraushaar, 2015 MA
    The Nature of Pluralism in Economics: A Case Study of the Gender Wage Gap
  • Teresa Branch-Smith, 2014 MA
    Reducing the Emergence of the Gaps: Computation for Weak Emergence