Monuments at Georgia’s State Capital

In my last post I discussed the importance of telling a fuller story when it comes to displaying and engaging with confederate monuments. At the very least, accompanying information should answer basic questions about the monument’s own history. When was the monument built, by whom, and with what kinds of messages in mind? While contextualizing … Continue reading Monuments at Georgia’s State Capital

Women in Philosophy: Vandana Shiva

A couple of days late, but worth the wait... my last post for Women's History month: Indian physicist, feminist, philosopher Vandana Shiva! I was first introduced to Shiva’s work as an undergrad studying agrarian philosophies. I was taking a seminar with my advisor, Jon Jensen, and we were studying a lot of American agrarian thinkers, … Continue reading Women in Philosophy: Vandana Shiva

Women in Philosophy: Linda Martín Alcoff

In teaching introductory philosophy courses, I find that most of my young students want to adopt one of two pretty extreme general orientations. Either there is one universal truth or standard, or everything is completely relative. I often find myself turning to the work of feminist scholars to illustrate more nuanced alternatives to these positions. … Continue reading Women in Philosophy: Linda Martín Alcoff

Women in Philosophy: Kimberlé Crenshaw

Most of us are familiar with liberation movements that center on some specific aspect of social identity: women’s rights, African American rights, LGBTQ+ rights, immigrants’ rights, etc.  As identity politics continues to reassert itself in evolving and intriguing ways, the work of Kimberle Crenshaw is crucial. If her name isn’t familiar you still might have … Continue reading Women in Philosophy: Kimberlé Crenshaw