The Association for Feminist Ethics and Social Theory
Decolonizing and Indigenizing Feminist Philosophy
Oct. 5 - 8, 2017
Sheraton Sand Key Resort, Clearwater Beach, Florida
Submission Deadline: February 28, 2017
FEAST encourages submissions related to this year’s theme. However, papers on all topics within the areas of feminist ethics and social theory are welcome. We will also consider papers outside of traditional philosophical frameworks. Use links to the right to download CFP.
CFP with keynote speaker and invited panel information coming soon!
Dr. Kim Anderson will speak about, “Affirmations of an Indigenous Feminist: Motherhood, Masculinities, Re-Queering, More.”
Kim Anderson is an Associate Professor teaching Indigenous Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University in Brantford, Ontario. As an Indigenous (Metis) scholar, Anderson has spent her career working to improve the health and well-being of Indigenous families in Canada. Much of her research is community partnered and has involved gender and Indigeneity, urban Indigenous knowledge, Indigenous masculinities, and the convergence of Indigenous knowledge and water infrastructure engineering. Her single-authored books include A Recognition of Being: Reconstructing Native Womanhood (2nd Edition, 2016) and Life Stages and Native Women: Memory, Teachings and Story Medicine (2011). Recent co-edited books include Indigenous Men and Masculinities: Legacies, Identities, Regeneration (with Robert Alexander Innes, University of Manitoba Press, 2015), Mothers of the Nations: Indigenous Mothering as Global Resistance, Reclaiming and Recovery (with Dawn Lavell-Harvard, 2014) and Kētsānawak eskwewak, Our Sisters: Walking with Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two-Spirited Peoples (with Maria Campbell and Christi Belcourt, forthcoming).
Dr. Bonita Lawrence, talk title TBA
Associate Professor in Department of Equity Studies, York University. Bonita Lawrence (Mi’kmaw) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Equity Studies, where she teaches Indigenous Studies. She is a founding member of the undergraduate program in Race, Ethnicity and Indigeneity (now Multicultural and Indigenous Studies in the Department of Equity Studies. Her research and publications have focused primarily on urban, non-status and Metis identities, federally unrecognized Aboriginal communities, and Indigenous justice. She is the author of Fractured Homeland: Federal Recognition and Algonquin Identity in Ontario (UBC Press, 2012) and "Real" Indians and Others: Mixed-Blood Urban Native People and Indigenous Nationhood (University of Nebraska Press and UBC Press, 2004).
Featured FEAST Speaker:
Dr. Margaret Walker will speak about “Crosscurrents in Reparations for Indigenous Peoples”
Margaret Urban Walker holds the Donald J. Schuenke Chair in Philosophy at Marquette University, where she has taught since 2011. A long-time FEAST member, she is author of Moral Understandings: A Feminist Study in Ethics, 2nd Edition (Oxford University Press, 2007); Moral Contexts (Rowman & Littlefield, 2003); Moral Repair: Reconstructing Moral Relations after Wrongdoing (Cambridge University Press, 2006); What is Reparative Justice? (Marquette University Press, 2010). Margaret Walker’s current work focuses on post-conflict and transitional justice, moral repair, and reparations. In the past decade, she has published many articles on reparations and reparative truth-telling in the aftermath of conflict, repression, and historical injustice, and has been an invited contributor to research projects with the International Center for Transitional Justice. She is working on a book on reparations.
Many thanks to program chairs:
Margaret McLaren and Celia Bardwell-Jones
Through meetings, publications, and projects, we hope to increase the visibility and influence of feminist theory.