Upcoming and Recent Talks

  • November 4, 2021, “COVID-19 and Deaf Bioethics: Language, Communication and Accessibility” Montreal Health Ethics Series 2021 (online lecture)
  • February 26, 2021,  “Disability and Ableism”, Phillips Exeter Academy Speakers Series (online lecture)
  • December 3, 2020, “Research Ethics: Access and Inclusion”, Disability Research Network, Trinity College, Dublin (online lecture)
  • November 4, 2020, “A Deaf Philosopher’s Lessons on Music Appreciation: Opera, Mariachi, and the Bison Song”, American Society for Aesethetics Annual Meeting (online)
  • October 21, 2020, “Parent Choices, Language Choice, and Deaf Flourishing”, Wolf Humanities Center/ASL Lecture Series, University of Pennsylvania (online lecture)
  • October 20, 2020, “COVID-19, Bioethics and Language: A DAFN Snapshot”, The Sleeping Giant vs. COVID-19: Reflections on Disability Ethics, Law, and Justice panel, American Society for Bioethics and Humanities Annual Conference (online)
  • October 17, 2020 “Deaf Identity and Implantable Hearing Devices: Aesthetic and Ethical Choices”, American Society for Bioethics and Humanities Annual Conference (online)
  • October 15, 2020 “Reader’s Theater: Deaf Bioethics, Cochlear Implants and Universal ASL”, coauthored with April Dworetz, MD, Emory University School of Medicine, American Society for Bioethics and Humanities Annual Conference (online)
  • June 19, 2020, “Germline Genome Editing (GGE) Policy Implications for Disability Communities: The Case of the Signing Deaf Community”, 16th World Congress on Bioethics, International Association of Bioethics (online)
  • February 27, 2020, “Group Identity and Anti-Vax Impact: Learning from Deaf Perspectives”, American Philosophical Association, Central Division Meeting, Chicago, IL (in absentia)
  • January 9, 2020, “On Developing a Deaf Feminism: Language, Modality, and Culture”,  Society for Analytical Feminism session, American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division Meeting, Philadelphia, PA
  • December 3 2019, “The Best for All of Us?” Public Lecture for The Art of Flourishing: Conversations on Disability and Technology, sponsored by The Hastings Center and the National Endowment for the Humanities
  • October 18, 2019, “Doing Public Deaf Philosophy”, Public Philosophy Network, Lansing, MI
  • September 17, 2019, ““Controversial or Irreversible Treatments: Deaf Community Perspectives”, Expert Group Meeting: Bioethics and Disability, United Nations Human Rights, Special Procedures (Special Rapporteur on Disability), Geneva, Switzerland
  • July 24, 2019, “Choosing A Deaf Child”, International Association of Law and Mental Health Annual Meeting, Rome, Italy
  • April 17-20, 2019, American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division Meeting, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • April 5-6, 2019, Keynote, Translating Across Boundaries, Critical Juncture 2019, Emory University
  • February 28, 2019, 2019 Rutgers Climate Lecture, Rutgers Philosophy Department, New Brunswick, NJ
  • February 12, 2019, Keynote, “Wood & Glass: Windows, Barriers, and Borders”, Information Without Borders, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
  • April 2, 2018, “On Creating A Deaf Child: Parental Choice, Genetic Technology and Human Flourishing”, Distinguished Visitor Lecture Series, Haverford College.
  • March 31, 2018, “Disability Calculus: Silencing and Speaking Out”, American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting, Divisional Program, APA Committee Session: Doing Philosophy with a Disability.
  • March 25, 2018, Keynote, “The End of Deaf Community? Genetics, Technology, and Human Flourishing”, Temple University, Disability and Change Symposium, The End of Disability: Peril or Promise?
  • January 26, 2018, Lecture, “Labelling Disability: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Perspectives in Medical Settings”, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City.
  • October 27-29, 2017 2017 Tennessee Value and Agency Conference, Philosophy of Disability: Perspectives, Challenges and Aspirations, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  • October 19-22, 2017 American Society for Bioethics and Humanities Annual Meeting, Kansas City. (Radical Bioethics paper panel and Epistemic Injustice in Medical Practice panel)
  • October 13, 2017, Colloquium, “Sign Language Access, Deaf Flourishing, and Well-Being”, Philosophy Department, University of San Diego.
  • September 28-30, 2017 Plenary address, 2017 Health Care Access for Linguistic Minorities International Conference, McGill University, Montreal.
  • September 22, 2017, Spindel Conference: Language, Power, and Society, University of Memphis.
  • April 20, 2017 The Hastings Center Human Gene Editing panel at the Health Care Journalists Association, Orlando, Florida.
  • April 9, 2017  “The Myth of Interpreter Equivalence”  American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division Meeting, Seattle.
  • March 30, 2017   “Disability Labor Ethics: Lipreading and Language Modality” Philosophy colloquium at Washington University, St. Louis
  • March 9-11 2017  Keynote Address, 6th International Health Humanities Conference, McGovern Center, University of Texas, Houston
  • March 3 2017 “Philosophical Challenges to Developing a Philosophical Lexicon in ASL”, Philosophy Colloquium at Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
  • February 2, 2017 Panelist, Conversations in Bioethics, Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University, Washington DC
  • January 3-6, 2017   Celebrating Disability: A Review of Elizabeth Barnes’ “The Minority Body” (Author Meets Critics Session), American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division Meeting, Baltimore, MD
  • October 28, 2016   “Deaf Feminism and Interpreter Interactions: A Role for Relational Autonomy?” Philosophy Colloquium, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
  • October 6-9 2016   American Society for Bioethics and Humanities Annual Meeting, Washington, DC
  • September 21, 2016 “Deaf Well-Being: What It Means for Bioethics”, The Hastings Center,  Garrison, NY
  • September 16-18 2016   “On Developing a Deaf Feminism: Language, Modality, and Culture” Keynote Address at Society for Analytical Feminism, University of Massachusetts at Lowell
  • July 22, 2016 “Signs of Deaf Philosophy: Philosophy For and By Deaf People” PIKSI Boston, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • April 28 2016   “Hooking Up: Viral Videos and Cochlear Implants as a Case Study of Deaf Feminism” University of Colorado, Center for Values and Philosophy Think! Talk 
  • April 8, 2016   “Signs of Deaf Philosophy: Developing an ASL Lexicon” UCLA MAP Colloquium on Feminist Philosophy of Disability (with professor Elizabeth Barnes)
  • April 6, 2016   “Signs of Deaf Philosophy: Ethics of Signed Language Interpreting” Philosophy Colloquium at California State University, Northridge
  • April 5, 2016   “Hooking Up: Viral Videos and Cochlear Implants as a Case Study of Deaf Feminism” Ann Garry-Sharon Bishop Endowed Lecture in Feminist Philosophy, California State University, Los Angeles
  • March 30-April 3 2016   “Deaf Well-Being: Conceptions of the Flourishing Deaf Life” American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division Annual Meeting, San Francisco
  • March 29, 2016   “You’re Not From Around Here, Are You? Adventive Experiences of a Deaf Philosopher”  Foreigners in Philosophy Workshop, University of California, Berkeley  (keynote)
  • January 20, 2016   “The Ethics of Video Remote Sign Language Interpreter Use in Medical Settings”, Evening Ethics Series, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City
  • September 17, 2015   “Well-Being, Deaf Lives, and Interpreting Ethics” UNM High Desert Linguistics Society, Albuquerque
  • September 13, 2015   “Our Lives Are Our Own: Privacy, Interpreting Ethics, and Flourishing Deaf Lives” Special Symposium for Phyllis Perrin Wilcox (plenary), University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

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