"Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite: Wollstonecraft contra Rousseau contra Aristotle" Northeastern Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Boston, November (2012)
"Hannah Arendt, the United Nations, and the Srebrenica (Bosnia) Genocide" International Political Science Association World Congress, Madrid, Spain (July 2012)
"Heidegger, Arendt, and Eichmann in Jerusalem" Comparative and Continental Philosophy Circle Annual Meeting, San Diego (Mar. 2012)
"Hannah Arendt, Genocide, and Sexual Atrocities" American Philosophical Association (APA) Central Meeting, Chicago (February 2012)
"Hannah Arendt, Knowledge, and the Life-World," Conference on Responsibility, Formal Knowledge, and the Life-World by the Australasian Phenomenology and Hermeneutics Association, Perth, Australia (Nov. 2011)
- "Genocide and Sexual Atrocities: Arendt's Eichmann in Jerusalem and Karadzic in New York" (various versions)
- At a panel I organized on Hannah Arendt, Modernity, and Nihilism at the German Studies Assn. Meeting, Louisville (Sept. 2011)
- American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Seattle (September 2011)
- Joint meeting of the International Political Science Association -- Human Rights Research Committee and the Korean Association of International Studies (KAIS), Seoul (June 2011)
- Law and Society Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco (June 2011)
- Canadian Political Science Association Annual Conference, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Canada (May 2011)
- Arendt Circle Meeting, John Carroll University, Cleveland (April 2011)
- "Heidegger, Modernity, and Pornography," Radical Philosophy Group Meeting at the American Philosophical Association (APA) Central Division Meeting, Minneapolis (March 2011)
History of Late Modern Philosophy, with an emphasis on Phenomenology and Ethics (especially Heidegger, Arendt, and Hegel), Philosophy of Law (especially Global Justice), Social and Political Philosophy (especially Rousseau and Wollstonecraft), Feminist approaches to Philosophy, Meta-philosophy
My philosophical investigations center on bringing the resources of the history of philosophy to bear on understanding and practically responding to contemporary ethical challenges. To that end, I am working on two larger projects. The first uses Heidegger’s analyses of traditional ontology, modern freedom, and technology to help us understand the sexually violent and pornographic culture of late modernity. The second presents the philosophical work that resulted in international and legal recognition of the sexual atrocity dimension of genocide and situates those efforts in relation to Arendt’s project in Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil and her phenomenological ethics. A significant aspect of these investigations is meta-philosophical; it grapples with the question of the nature and task of philosophy in our time and historically.
"Sexual Abuse, Modern Freedom, and Heidegger's Philosophy." Social Philosophy Today vol. 27 (2011): 83-98.
"Philosophy, International Law, and Genocide: The New York Case Against Karadzic." Brief: The Official Journal of the Law Society of Western Australia vol. 38/2 (2011): 20-23.
"Pornography, Genocide, and the Law" (with Asja Armanda). In Big Porn Inc: Naming the Harms of the Global Pornography Industry, 230-238. Edited by Melinda Tankard Reist and Abigail Bray. Melbourne: Spinifex, 2011.
"Feminist Philosophical Intervention in Genocide." In Metacide in the Pursuit of Excellence, 135-162. Edited by James R. Watson. New York/Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2010.
- Advanced Topics in Ethics: Arendt with Heidegger (graduate/upper division)
- Philosophy of Law: Arendt and International Justice (graduate/upper division)
- Heidegger's Being and Time (graduate seminar)
- Modernity, Pornography, Sex Equality (graduate seminar)
- Philosophy of Law: Pornography
- Hegel (upper division)
- Epistemology and Ethics (upper division)
- Philosophy and Pornography
- Introduction to Legal Philosophy
- Introduction to Feminism and Philosophy
- Introduction to Political Philosophy
- Introduction to Philosophy