Upcoming Poster Presentation at the 2017 Pacific APA

I am very happy to announce that I will be presenting a poster of new research at the 2017 Pacific Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association in Seattle! The poster presentation will take place on Friday, April 14th at the Westin, Seattle.

The poster is titled: “Are Children Capable of Collective Intentionality?”

Information about the conference can be found here: Pacific APA Online

And a program can be found here: 2017 Pacific APA Meeting Program

Upcoming Presentation at the Long Island Philosophical Society Spring 2016 Conference

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I am happy to announce that I will be presenting new research at the Long Island Philosophical Society Spring 2016 Conference! The conference is being held at Molloy College in Rockville Centre, New York on April 9. The program can be found here: LIPS 2016 Program

Who Cares? Examining Needs, Care, and Responsibility for a More Caring Version of the State

Abstract

Social and political theories must take seriously the needs that persons have because all persons have needs. Likewise, care and caring activities must be taken equally seriously, as all persons require care throughout their lives to meet their needs when they are unable to do so themselves. I propose that we view needs and their corresponding care activities through a new lens that clarifies the role that the state plays in meeting a majority of the needs of its citizens. I sketch out a taxonomy of needs, and the corresponding caring activities that may successfully meet those needs, as the first step in determining who is responsible to provide care in different contexts. I propose that we think of needs as being either primary or secondary in nature, and that we think of the caring activities that meet these needs as being either direct (or indirect) primary caring activities or as secondary caring activities. I argue that family members are more effective primary caregivers and have a responsibility to perform primary caring activities. Similarly, I argue that the state has a responsibility to perform many secondary caring activities for citizens because of the unique way that secondary needs arise.

Upcoming Presentation at the 32nd Annual NASSP Social Philosophy Conference

I am happy to announce that I will be presenting a paper at the 32nd Annual Social Philosophy Conference sponsored by the North American Society for Social Philosophy (NASSP)! The conference is being held at William Jewell College in Liberty, MO. My presentation will take place on Friday, July 17th.

The paper is titled: “Civil Service and Education: Changing our View of Dependency.”

The full conference program can be found here.

 

Upcoming Presentation at the 2014 APA Eastern Division Meeting

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I’m very excited to be a part of the Institute for the Advancement of Philosophy for Children (IAPC) Symposium at the 2014 Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association. I will be a part of the first IAPC Symposium session on Sunday, December 28th.

My paper, “Children of the State: How the Concept of Childhood Influences Political Philosophy” can be found, along with the other presenters’ papers and full symposium schedule, on the IAPC website.

Information for the symposium can be found below:

Philosophy of Childhood: Exploring the Boundaries

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A Special Symposium of

The Institute for the Advancement of Philosophy for Children

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December 28-29 at the Downtown Marriott in Philadelphia, PA

Chaired by Dr. David Kennedy (Montclair State University)

 

 

The Present and Future of the DigitalGC: Panel Discussion at the 2014 CUNY IT Conference

I’m happy to participate in a panel discussion at this year’s CUNY IT Conference with the other digital fellows! We will be discussing how our experiences as digital fellows are helping to create and shape the “DigitalGC”.

Our panel discussion takes place Friday, December 5th at 9:30am at John Jay College. Information our the panel discussion can be found below:

The Present and Future of the Digital Graduate Center

(Scaling & Sustaining Track)

As campuses everywhere ‘go digital’, the CUNY Graduate Center’s ‘Digital GC’ initiative continues to integrate digital tools and methods into the research, teaching, and service missions of the institution. In this presentation and roundtable panel, Director Matthew Gold (and a number of students across a host of departments and educational programs) will discuss their work as part of this initiative, presenting some of the unique and imaginative current programs.

Speakers:
Matthew K. Gold
, Advisor to the Provost for Digital Initiatives, CUNY Graduate Center
Kenneth U. Ezrim, GC Digital Fellow, Computer Science
Erin Glass, GC Digital Fellow, English
Michelle Johnson, GC Digital Fellow, Linguistics
Laura Wildemann Kane, GC Digital Fellow, Philosophy
Micki Kaufman, GC Digital Fellow, History
Andrew McKinney, GC Digital Fellow, Sociology
Alice Lynn McMichael, GC Digital Fellow, Art History
Evan Misshula, GC Digital Fellow, Criminal Justice
Keith Miyake, GC Digital Fellow, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Patrick Smyth, GC Digital Fellow, English
Provost’s Digital Innovation Grant Round 3 Winners: Micki Kaufman (‘Quantifying Kissinger’), Eric Knudsen (‘Six Degrees of Occupation’), Amanda Licastro (‘The Writing Studies Tree’), Peri Ozlem Yuksel-Sokmen (‘Lazuri Talking Child Stories’)

Upcoming Presentation at the 2014 SAGP & SSIPS Conference at Fordham University

I will be presenting some research at the 32nd Annual joint meeting of The Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy (SAGP) with The Society for the Study of Islamic Philosophy and Science (SSIPS) on October 26th!
The conference runs October 24 – 26, 2014 at Fordham University (NY).  The program looks excellent! You can view the full list of participants here: SAGP & SSIPS Program

I will be presenting a paper entitled, “How Did Medieval Philosophy Understand Childhood?” in the panel: Practical Questions in Aquinas.

Upcoming Poster Presentation at the Pacific APA!

I’m very, very excited to be presenting a poster of my latest research at the 2014 Pacific Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association! I’m also thrilled that I’ll be joined by so many other CUNY presenters this year – we’re 6 of 14 presenters! Go CUNY!

San DiegoThis presentation focuses on the research I’ve been doing for the past year and a half on Hegel and his account of women and family life. My poster “On Hegel, Women, and the Foundation of Ethical Life: Why Gender Doesn’t Belong in the Family.” will be presented on Friday, April 18th in sunny San Diego.

Information about the conference can be found here: Pacific APA Online

A program can be downloaded here: 2014_Pacific_APA_Meeting_Program.pdf

 

 

UPDATE: Images from the Conference below.

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Presentation Time!
Our Posters
Our Posters
CUNY Ladies at the APA!
CUNY Ladies at the APA!

 

Digital Praxis Panel Discussion at the 2013 CUNY IT Conference

I’m very excited to participate in a panel discussion at this year’s CUNY IT Conference with the other digital fellows! We will be discussing our experiences as digital fellows and leaders of the 2013-2014 Digital Praxis seminar at the Graduate Center.

Our panel discussion takes place Friday, December 6th at 9:30am at John Jay College. The conference is free – you can register to attend here

 

Digital Praxis: Rethinking Grad Education in a Digital Age – CUNY GC Digital Fellows 

Friday, December 6th, 2013 – 9:30am
The Graduate Center Digital Fellows will conduct a roundtable discussion on their work on digital scholarly projects, designing special initiatives, facilitating training workshops and enabling Graduate Center faculty, students and staff in hands-on exploration of new technological platforms and social media tools. In addition to a lively discussion and review of the diverse and stimulating work of the fellows, their reflections can be found on their blog, ‘Tagging the Tower.’
Erin Glass, Ph.D. Candidate in English, CUNY Graduate Center
Laura Kane, Ph.D. Candidate in Philosophy, CUNY Graduate Center
Micki Kaufman, Ph.D. Candidate in History, CUNY Graduate Center
Andrew McKinney, Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology, CUNY Graduate Center
Alice Lynn McMichael, Ph.D. Candidate in Art History, CUNY Graduate Center
Hillary Miller, Ph.D. in Theater, CUNY Graduate Center
Keith Miyake, Ph.D. Candidate in Geography, CUNY Graduate Center