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teaching

My teaching involves courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and supervision of graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. 

For the 2018-19 academic year, I'm teaching two undergraduate courses: Phil 2720G: Professional Ethics and WS 2259F: Reproducing Race: Race, Reproduction, Parenting, and Families. And I'm leading two graduate seminars: Phil 9114A: Trust and Testimony and WS 9571B: Feminist Bioethics

Graduate and postdoctoral supervision is an important part of my teaching. I have supervised, or am currently supervising, projects that concern medical assisted and unassisted reproduction, adoption, gender, race, public health, trust or related concepts, autonomy or related concepts, moral responsibility and fiduciary relationships.

Below is a partial list of my supervisees.

PhD (completed or ABD):

Veromi Arsiradam, Philosophy, Western. A Duty to Adopt? On the Ethics and Politics of Adoption, in progress.

Meghan Winsby, co-supervised with A. Skelton, Philosophy, Western. The Prospective Stance: Developing Moral Agency and Responsibility, in progress.

Emma Ryman, Philosophy, Western. Fiduciary Duties and Commercial Surrogacy, defended August 2017. Currently a student in the JD program at the University of Toronto.

Stephanie Kapusta, co-supervised with R. Vernon, Philosophy, Western. Contesting Gender Concepts, Norms, and Language: Three Critical Essays on Political and Ethical Aspects of Gender Non-Conformity, defended August 2015. Currently Assistant Professor of Philosophy (limited term) at Dalhousie University.

Reuven Brandt, Philosophy, Western. Gamete Provision and Moral Responsibility, defended January 2015. As of July 2017, Assistant Professor, tenure track, in the Department of Philosophy, UC San Diego; formerly, Research Associate in Ethics, Lancaster University (January 2015-17).

Angel Petropanagos, Philosophy, Western. Fertility Preservation Technologies for Women: A Feminist Ethical Analysis, defended May 2013. Currently a full-time clinical ethicist at the William Osler Health System, Toronto, Canada; formerly, a postdoctoral researcher at NovelTech Ethics, Dalhousie University.

Katy Fulfer, co-supervised with H. Fielding, Philosophy, Western. Hannah Arendt and Feminist Agency, defended December 2012. Currently Assistant Professor, tenure track, in the Department of Philosophy, Waterloo University; formerly (2013-16), Sophia M. Libman NEH Professor of the Humanities, Hood College.

select MA (completed):

Meghan Landriault, Philosophy, Western. “Northern Women’s Health Care: A Case for Participatory Health Research,” August 2017.

Nicole Fice, Philosophy, Western. "Harm and Mandatory Vaccination,” August 2016. Currently doing her PhD in Philosophy at Western.

Chloe Wall, Philosophy, Western. “Second Guessing: Imposter Syndrome and Epistemic Injustice,” August 2015. Currently a PhD student and Commonwealth Scholar at Otago University.

Nanette Ryan, Philosophy, Western. “The Nature of Betrayal,” August 2013. Currently a PhD student at Georgetown University.

Stephanie Kapusta, Philosophy, Western. “Making Space for Tales of the Unexpected: A Philosophical Account of Transgender Narratives,” August 2011.