Impurity and imperfection as a basis for action, environmental justice, racial formation, disability, unspeakable and unspoken knowledge, sexuality, gender, and collective political transformation.
I’m a theory and science fiction fan, functional potter, and I ride my bike in all weather. I’ve been part of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Carleton since 2012, where I’m cross-appointed to Philosophy and the Pauline Jewett Institute of Women’s and Gender Studies. I was proud to teach from 2007-2012 in the Department of Philosophy at Laurentian University, and I mourn its death at the hands of the Ford Government. From 2013-2018 I co-investigated (with Gary Kinsman and others) the history of AIDS activism in the Canadian context, (aidsactivisthistory.ca) – I am slowly working my way through that material and welcome inquiries from graduate students who would like to work on the archive we’ve assembled.
Against Purity: Living Ethically in Compromised Times (University of Minnesota Press, 2016)
Knowing Otherwise: Race, Gender, and Implicit Understanding (Penn State Press, 2011)
With Janet Siltanen, Xiaobei Chen, Aaron Doyle. "Teaching, Supervising, and Supporting PhD Students: Identifying Issues, Addressing Challenges, Sharing Strategies". Canadian Review of Sociology, 2019, 56(2).
With Ryan Conrad ““This Is My Body”: Historical Trauma, Activist Performance, and Embodied Rage.” a/b: Auto/Biography Studies 33:2 (2018) pp. 449-453
“Implicit Knowledge: How It Is Understood and Used in Feminist Theory.” Philosophy Compass 9, no. 5 (May 1, 2014): 315–24
“’Women Don't Get AIDS, They Just Die From It’: Memory, classification, and the campaign to change the definition of AIDS.” (Hypatia 29.2 Summer 2014)
Chapters in Edited Collections:
“Forms of Knowing and Epistemic Resources” in The Routledge Handbook to Epistemic Injustice Ian James Kidd, José Medina & Gaile Pohlhaus (eds.) Routledge (February 2017)
“Ethical polyamory, responsibility, and significant otherness.” In Gary Foster, ed. Desire, Love, and Identity: A Textbook for the Philosophy of Sex and Love. Oxford University Press Canada: Toronto (October 2016)
With Ami Harbin, “Race and Bioethics” in Arras, John D., Elizabeth Fenton, and Rebecca Kukla, eds. The Routledge Companion to Bioethics. Routledge, 2014.
“Unforgetting as a Collective Tactic” in George Yancy, ed. White Self-Criticality beyond Anti-Racism: How Does It Feel to Be a White Problem?. Lexington Books, 2014
“The Virus is a Relation.” Upping the Anti: A Journal of Theory and Reflection. Blog post. Published on May 5, 2020.
“Survival Will Always Be Insufficient, but It’s a Good Place to Start.” The Arrow: A Journal of Wakeful Society, Culture, and Politics. Practice, Resilience, and Compassion in the Time of COVID-19 collection, invited blog post. Published on April 16, 2020.
“Vampirement: How the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board feeds on some futures to secure others” Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. Issue 04: ACCOUNTING Eds. D.T. Cochrane, Alison Cooley, Fraser McCallum, Christine Shaw and Joy Xiang (serial broadsheet, invited contribution). University of Toronto, Blackwood Gallery. (July 2019).
“Claiming Bad Kin” Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. Issue 03: BEARING Eds. D.T. Cochrane, Alison Cooley, Fraser McCallum, Christine Shaw and Joy Xiang (serial broadsheet, invited contribution). University of Toronto, Blackwood Gallery. (March 2019).
With Chris Dixon. “For a grieving optimism” Canadian Dimension (magazine). Vol 52 issue 3, Fall 2018.
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
B750 Loeb Building
1125 Colonel By Drive
email@example.comPhone: 613-520-2582Contact page