Visiting Speaker talk: Dr. Shannon Winnubst, "No Race, No Ethics: How We Became Way Too Cool"
As chants of resistance fill US streets more and more, how might we claim an ethical ground amidst the intensely politicized discourses of contemporary social problems? This lecture will explore this quandary through the historical transformations in our relationships to social difference (categories such as race, gender, sexuality, dis/ability, and so on). This talk is open to the public and hosted by the Institute for Ethics and Public Affairs as well as the Department of Philosophy.
Shannon Winnubst is Professor and Chair of the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Ohio State University and is the co-editor of PhiloSOPHIA: A Journal of Continental Feminism. She specializes in 20th century French philosophy as well as feminist, race, and queer theory. She is the author of Way Too Cool: Selling Out Race & Ethics (Columbia UP: 2015) and Queering Freedom (Indiana UP: 2006).
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