Guest Speakers

Spring 2018 Speakers

Dr. Stewart Duncan, Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Florida

Dr. Duncan is Associate Professor of Philosophy. His research focuses on early modern European philosophy, in particular on the history of discussions of materialism.

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Dr. Dilek Huseyinzadegan, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Emory University

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Dr. Richard Cross, Rev. John A. O'Brien Professor of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame

Richard Cross is John A. O'Brien Professor of Philosophy. He came to Notre Dame in 2007, having been a Fellow of Oriel College in the Univesity of Oxford from 1993 to 2007. He specializes in medieval philosophy and theology, with a particular focus on Duns Scotus. He also works on philosophy and theology in the Patristic and Reformation periods, about on the history and philosophy of disability.

Dr. Adam Cureton, Associate Professor, University of Tennessee Knoxville

Dr. Adam Cureton serve on Chancellor's Commission on Diversity and Inclusiveness and he is also the president of the Society for Philosophy and Disability.

Dr. Kim Q. Hall, Professor of Philosophy, Appalachian State University

Kim Q. Hall is Director of Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies and Professor of Philosophy at Appalachian State University. Her areas of research interests include Feminist Theory, Disability Studies, Continental Philosophy, Queer Theory, Critical Race Theory, Ethics, and Environmental Philosophy.

Dr. Eva Feder Kittay, Distinguished Professor, Stonybrook University

Eva Feder Kittay is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Stony Brook University/SUNY; a Senior Fellow of the Stony Brook Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care and Bioethics, and an Affiliate of the Women's Studies Program. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, an NEH Fellowship, and the APA and Phi Beta Kappa Lebowitz Prize. She has also been recognized for her work in Feminist Philosophy, being named Women Philosopher of the Year (2003-2004) by the Society for Women in Philosophy and having chaired the Committee on the Status of Women (1997-2001).

Dr. Ann Millett-Gallant, University of North Carolina Greensboro

Millett-Gallant is a senior lecturer at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from Ohio State University in 1997, and her Master of Arts degree and Doctor of Philosophy in Art History from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 2000 and 2005, respectively. In 2016, Millett-Gallant published a memoir about her injury, recovery, and the role of art in her experiences in Re-Membering: Putting Mind and Body Back Together Following Traumatic Brain Injury, as well as co-edited the first book of essays that crosses the disciplines of art history and disability studies, Disability and Art History.

Dr. Scott M. Williams, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of North Carolina Asheville

Assistant Professor of Philosopy, Scott Williams has a D.Phil. from the University of Oxford in Medieval Philosophy and Theology. Dr. Williams is a member of the American Philosophical Association, the American Academy of Religion, and the Society for Medieval Logic and Metaphysics.


Past Guest Speakers

  • Alain Badiou, Philosophy, ENS, France
  • Bruno Bosteels, Modern Languages, Cornell University
  • Mauro Carbone, Philosophy, University of Lyon, France
  • Edward Casey, Philosophy, SUNY-Stony Brook
  • Michel Deguy, Poet, France
  • Martin Dillon, Philosophy, SUNY-Binghamton
  • Sally Fischer, Philosophy, Warren-Wilson College
  • Thomas Flynn, Philosophy, Emory University
  • Lori Grishick, Gender Studies, Warren-Wilson College
  • Lewis Gordon, Philosophy, Temple University
  • William Hamrick, Philosophy, University of Southern Illinois-Edwardsville
  • Galen Johnson, Humanities & Philosophy, University of Rhode Island
  • Kibujjo M. Kalumba, Philosophy, Ball State University
  • Kurt Keller, Psychology, Aalborg University, Denmark
  • Richard Lee, Philosophy, DePaul University
  • Alphonso Lingis, Philosophy, Pennsylvania State University
  • Leslie MacAvoy, Philosophy, UTEP
  • Gary Madison, Philosophy, McMaster University, Canada
  • Todd May, Philosophy, Clemson, University
  • William McBride, Philosophy, Purdue University
  • James McLachlin, Religious Studies, WCU
  • Julie Meadows, Religious Studies, Presbyterian College
  • John Mullarkey, Philosophy, University of Dundee, Scotland
  • Tony O'Connor, Philosophy, University College, Cork, Ireland
  • Lucius Outlaw, Philosophy, Vanderbilt University
  • Elena Pagni, Philosophy, University of Florence, Italy
  • John Sallis, Philosophy, Boston College
  • Brigitte Sassen, Philosophy, McMaster University, Canada
  • Calvin O. Schrag, Philosophy, Purdue University
  • Richard Simanke, Psychology & Philosophy, University of Sao Carlos, Brazil
  • Celine Spector, Philosophy, University of Bordeaux, France
  • Natasha Trethewey, Poet, Emory University (organized by Holly Iglesas)
  • John Whitmire, Philosophy, WCU
  • Cynthia Willett, Philosophy, Emory University
  • Tyrone Williams, Literature, Xavier University
  • Jason Wirth, Philosophy, Oglethorpe University
  • Daniel R. Kelly, Associate Professor, Philosophy, Purdue University
  • Peg Birmingham, Professor, Philosophy, DePaul University
  • Dr. Shashi Motilal, Associate Professor, Philosophy, University of Delhi
  • Dr. Qin Zhu, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Colorado School of Mines
  • Christina van Dyke, Senior Fellow and Interim Director of the Center for the Philosophy of Religion, Rutgers University
  • Melissa Jacquart, Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Pennsylvania