Philosophy Department

  1. Humanities
  2. Logic
  3. Metaphysics
  4. Ethics
  5. Religious Studies
  6. Epistemology
  7. Cognitive Sciences

Recent Faculty Publications


Kevin Michael Beers

Beers, Kevin. "Schopenhauer's Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright as Artistic Genius." Telos: The Journal of Philosophy at CSUDH Vol. 1 (Spring 2014):  1-19. Web.<http://www4.csudh.edu/Assets/CSUDH-Sites/Philosophy/docs/TELOS-Spring-2014.pdf >
Beers, Kevin. Building Will: The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright Through the Lens of Schopenhauer's Philosophy. Master's Thesis. California State U. Dominguez Hills, 2014. Carson, CA: CSUDH, 2014. Print. (Database citation also available)

Jonathan Beever

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Beever, Jonathan and Vernon W. Cisney (eds). 2016. The Way of Nature and the Way of Grace: Philosophical Footholds on Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life. Northwestern University Press.
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Perspectives in Bioethics, Science, and Public Policy. 2013. Jonathan Beever and Nicolae Morar (Eds.). Purdue University Press.

Mason Cash

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Mason Cash, 2013. Cognition without borders: 'Third wave' socially distributed cognition and relational autonomy. Cognitive Systems Research. Volumes 25–26, December 2013, Pages 61–71  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cogsys.2013.03.007 

Sabatino DiBernardo

“Walker Bite: Differentiating the Dead” in The Ultimate Walking Dead and Philosophy: Hungry for More, ed. Wayne Yeun. Popular Culture and Philosophy Series, ed. George A. Reisch (Chicago: Open Court, 2016)


“God, Flag, and Country: Ironic Variations on a Metaphysical Theme” in This is the Sound of Irony: Music, Politics and the Public Sphere, ed. Kathleen Turner (Burlington: Ashgate Publishing, 2015)


“Reading the Signs” in The Ultimate Walking Dead and Philosophy: Hungry for More, ed. Wayne Yeun. Popular Culture and Philosophy Series, ed. George A. Reisch (Chicago: Open Court, 2016)


“Heavy Metal’s Ironic Edge: Distortion, Demonization, and Noise Control” in Music at the Extremes: Essays on Sounds Outside the Mainstream, ed. Scott Wilson (Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland, 2015)


Luis H. Favela

Favela, L. H. (Forthcoming). Consciousness is (probably) still only in the brain, even though cognition is not. Mind and Matter.
Favela, L. H. (Forthcoming). An introduction to radical embodied cognitive neuroscience. Proceedings of A Body of Knowledge - Embodied Cognition and the Arts conference CTSA UCI 8-10 Dec 2016.
Favela, L. H., & Martin, J. (2016). “Cognition” and dynamical cognitive science. Minds and Machines.
Favela, L. H., & Chemero, A. (2016). An ecological account of visual “illusions.” Florida Philosophical Review.
Favela, L. H. (2016). Commentary: Purves, Morgenstern, & Wojtach. (2015). Perception and reality: Why a wholly empirical paradigm is needed to understand vision. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, 10. doi: 10.3389/fnsys.2016.00077
Moralez, L., & Favela, L. H. (2016). Thermodynamics and cognition: Towards a lawful explanation of the mind. In A. Papafragou, D. Grodner, D. Mirman, & J. C. Trueswell (Eds.), Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 948-953). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
Van Rooij, M. M. J. W., & Favela, L. H. (2016). A nonlinear dynamical systems theory perspective on dual-processing accounts of decision-making under uncertainty. In A. Papafragou, D. Grodner, D. Mirman, & J. C. Trueswell (Eds.), Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1673-1678). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
Favela, L. H., Coey, C. A., Griff, E. R., & Richardson, M. J. (2016). Fractal analysis reveals subclasses of neurons and suggests an explanation of their spontaneous activity. Neuroscience Letters626, 54-58. doi: 10.1016/j.neulet.2016.05.017
Favela, L. H., & Chemero, A. (2016). The animal-environment system. In Y. Coelllo & M. H. Fischer (Eds.), Foundations of Embodied Cognition: Volume 1: Perceptual and Emotional Embodiment (pp. 59-74). New York, NY: Routledge.
Amon, M. J., & Favela, L. H. (2015). The complex experience of touching metallic, damp, and slimy things. Theory & Psychology, 25, 543-545. doi: 10.1177/0959354315576382
Favela, L. H. (2014). Radical embodied cognitive neuroscience: Addressing “grand challenges” of the mind sciences. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8, 1-10. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2014.00796
Favela, L. H., & Chemero, A. (2014). The value of affordances: Commentary on Barrett, The perception of religious meaning and value: An ecological approach. Religion, Brain & Behavior, 4, 147-149. doi: 10.1080/2153599X.2013.816343
Van Rooij, M. M. J. W., Favela, L. H., Malone, M. L., & Richardson, M. J. (2013). Modeling the dynamics of risky choice. Ecological Psychology, 25, 293-303. doi: 10.1080/10407413.2013.810502
Van Rooij, M. M. J. W., Favela, L. H., Malone, M. L., & Richardson, M. J. (2013). A dynamical model of risky choice. In M. Knauff, M. Pauen, N. Sebanz, & I. Waschsmuth (Eds.), Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1510-1515). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
Favela, L. H. (2016). Review of Model emergent dynamics in complex systems by A. J. Roberts. Dynamical Systems Magazine, July 2016.
Favela, L. H. (2016). Review of Discovering the human connectome by Olaf Sporns. Philosophical Psychology, 29, 153-156. doi: 10.1080/09515089.2014.946595
Favela, L. H. (2014). Review of Networks: An introduction by M. E. J. Newman. Dynamical Systems Magazine, October 2014.
Favela, L. H. (2016, April). Consciousness is (probably) still only in the brain even though cognition is not. The Reality of Experience. The Institute for Prospective Cognition and the Society for Mind Matter Research, Illinois State University. Chicago, IL. 
Favela, L. H. (2016, April). Crosscutting biology and engineering via fractals. (Re)Engineering Biology: The Emerging Engineering Paradigm in Biomedical Engineering, Systems Biology, and Synthetic Biology. Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh, PA.
Favela, L. H. (2016, April). From the armchair to the street: Phenomenology and the visually impaired. Experimental Philosophy as Applied Philosophy. The 2016 Ratio Conference and 7th Conference of Experimental Philosophy UK. Reading, United Kingdom.
Favela, L. H., & Chemero, A. (2015, November). An ecological account of visual “illusions.” 61st Annual Meeting of the Florida Philosophical Association. St. Augustine, FL.
Favela, L. H. (2015, May). Extended mind, life, and death. Life and Death: Contemporary Philosophical Perspectives. San Diego, CA. 
Favela, L. H., & Amon, M. J. (2015, May). Touch as a unisensory, interaction-dominant sense. Fifth Annual Midwestern Cognitive Science Conference, Mackinac Island, MI.
Favela, L. H., & Chemero, A. (2015, April). Preliminary evidence for extended cognitive systems. 106th Annual Meeting of the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

Favela, L. H., Coey, C. A., Griff, E. R., & Richardson, M. J. (2014, November). Fractal analysis of spontaneous activity in single neurons (Poster). 44th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Washington, D.C. Abstract published in Program No. 272.06. 2014 Neuroscience Meeting Planner. Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience, 2014. Online at http://tinyurl.com/SfN2014

Favela, L. H., Riley, M. A., Shockley, K., & Chemero, A. (2014, August). Augmenting the sensory judgment abilities of the visually impaired. 122nd Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC. Abstract available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/e553822014-001

Favela, L. H., Jinks, A. K., & Chemero, A. (2014, June). Getting a grip on extended cognition. North American Meeting of the International Society for Ecological Psychology, Miami University, Oxford, OH.

Favela, L. H. (2014, May). Motivating a nonreductive approach to social cognition. In L. H. Favela (Co-Chair) & A. Chemero (Co-Chair), Why Can’t We Be Friends: Reductive and Nonreductive Treatments of Social Cognition. Symposium conducted at the 26th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA. Abstract published in Program of the 26th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science. San Francisco, CA, 2014. Online at http://tinyurl.com/APS2014-Symposium

Favela, L. H., Riley, M. A., Shockley, K., & Chemero, A. (2014, May). Perception-action judgments normally made with vision more accurately made with touch (Poster). 26th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA. Abstract published in Program No. X-143. Poster Sessions of the 26th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science (pp. 36-37). San Francisco, CA, 2014. Online at http://tinyurl.com/APS2014-X143

Favela, L. H. (2014, April). An empirically viable extended cognition. Philosophy Colloquium, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA.

Favela, L. H. (2015). Pink: The sweet spot of extended cognition. The Philosophers' Cocoon.

Favela, L. H. (2015). Extended mind, extended life? The Philosophers' Cocoon.
Favela, L. H. (2015). What is complexity science? The Philosophers' Cocoon.
Favela, L. H. (2015). What's the big deal about illusions? The Philosophers' Cocoon.

Christy Flanagan-Feddon

Flanagan-Feddon, Christy. “To ‘let religion itself speak:’ Feuerbach and Religious Consciousness in Modern Culture." Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory 14.2 (2015): 338-349.

“When Reason Goes Rogue: Considering the Possibilities of Holding Beliefs Without Evidence,” Invited presentation by the University of South Florida Department of Humanities and Cultural Studies, 2017.
“Feuerbachian Contributions to the ‘Pragmatic Turn’ in the Study of Religion,”  Paper presented at the University of Central Florida Faculty Colloquium Series, 2014.
 “Revisiting Feuerbach: Nature as Epistemological Horizon,” Paper presented at South Carolina Society for Philosophy Annual Meeting, 2014.
Flanagan-Feddon, Christy. (2016, December 19). On Idols and Idolatry: Feuerbach, Trump, and Female Self-Identity [Web log post]. Retrieved from https://philosophygoestochurch.wordpress.com/

Ann Gleig

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Ann Gleig and Lola Williamson,eds., Homegrown Gurus: From Hinduism in America to American Hinduism (Albany: SUNY Press, November 2013) [Link]
Teaching Buddhism and Hinduism in America as Critical Pedagogy, Spotlight on Teaching: American Academy of Religion May 2017 http://rsn.aarweb.org/spotlight-on/teaching/after-the-2016-election/even-trump-has-buddha-nature
External Mindfulness, Secure (Non) Attachment and Healing Relational Trauma: Emerging Models of Wellness for Modern Buddhists and Buddhist Modernism, Journal of Global Buddhism Vol. 17 2016 http://www.globalbuddhism.org/jgb/index.php/jgb/article/view/170/185
Prominent Buddhist Women in the West. In Oxford Bibliographies in Buddhism. Ed. Richard Payne. New York: Oxford University Press (2015) 
Dharma Diversity and Deep Inclusivity at the East Bay Meditation Center: From Buddhist Modernism to Buddhist Postmodernism? Contemporary Buddhism: An Interdisciplinary Journal Vol 15: 2 (2014)
From Buddhist Hippies to Buddhist Geeks: The Emergence of Buddhist Postmodernism? Journal of Global Buddhism Vol 15 (2014) http://www.globalbuddhism.org/15/gleig14.pdf

From Tantra to Theravada: The Making of an American Buddhist Tantra, Contemporary Buddhism: An Interdisciplinary Journal Volume 14:2 November 2013
Embodied Desire in Buddhism: Poison and Antidote, in Kent Brintnall Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks, Religion: Embodied Religion (New York: Macmillan, 2016)
#Hashtag Meditation, Cyborg Buddhas, and Enlightenment as an Epic Win: Buddhism, Technology, and the New Social Media, in Istvan Keul, ed. Religion, Technology, and Science in South and East Asia (Routledge, 2015)
“Introduction: From Wave to Soil,” co-written with Lola Williamson, in Gleig and Williamson, Homegrown Gurus.  
Remembering Sri Aurobindo and the Mother: The Forgotten Lineage of Integral Yoga with Charles Flores in Mark Singleton and Ellen Goldberg, eds., Gurus of Modern Yoga (New York and London: Oxford University Press, 2013)
“The Shifting Landscape of Buddhism in America," Buddhadharma: The Practitioner’s Quarterly Winter 2017
 
 
"The Dukkha of Racism: Racial Inclusion and Justice in American Convert Buddhism," Patheos  January 3 2016http://www.patheos.com/blogs/americanbuddhist/2016/01/the-dukkha-of-racism-racial-inclusion-and-justice-in-american-convert-buddhism.html?repeat=w3tc
"The Shadow of the Roshi: Sex, Scandal and Secrecy in American Zen Buddhism," Sweeping Zen  September 2015  http://sweepingzen.com/the-shadow-of-the-roshi-sex-scandal-and-secrecy-in-american-zen-buddhism/
"East Bay Meditation Center," World Religions and Spirituality Project https://wrldrels.org/2016/10/08/east-bay-meditation-center/ ( December 2014)
Buddhism Beyond Borders edited by Scott Mitchell and Natalie Quli Journal of Global Buddhism Vol 16 (2015) http://www.globalbuddhism.org/jgb/index.php/jgb/article/view/164/179

Bruce B. Janz

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Shaun Gallagher, Bruce Janz, Lauren Reinerman, Patsy Morrow and Jörg Trempler, A Phenomenological Analysis of Awe and Wonder: Towards a Non-Reductive Cognitive Science. Palgrave Macmillan, projected 2015 publication. http://www.palgrave.com/page/detail/a-neurophenomenology-of-awe-and-wonder-shaun-gallagher/?sf1=barcode&st1=9781137496041
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Place, Space, and Hermeneutics. Springer Press, 2017. http://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319522128
“Response to Jonathan Chimakonam, ‘Conversational Philosophy as a New School of Thought in African Philosophy: A Conversation with Bruce Janz’” Journal of World Philosophies. December 2016. https://scholarworks.iu.edu/iupjournals/index.php/jwp/article/view/635
“Free Space in the Academy.” The Journal of Academic Freedom, Fall 2016. https://www.aaup.org/reports-publications/journal-academic-freedom/volume-7
“Philosophy-in-Place and the Provenance of Dialogue”, South African Journal of Philosophy 34:4 (2015): 480-490. Special issue, ‘Contrasts and contests about philosophy’. https://www.academia.edu/19695688/Philosophy-in-Place_and_the_Provenance_of_Dialogue
"Place, Philosophy, and Non-Philosophy" Environmental and Architectural Phenomenology 25:3, p 20-22. https://www.academia.edu/8350704/Place_Philosophy_and_Non-Philosophy
"The Location(s) of Philosophy: Generating and Questioning New Concepts in African Philosophy" Philosophia Africana 16:1, p 11-24. https://www.academia.edu/8179919/The_Location_s_of_Philosophy_Generating_and_Questioning_New_Concepts_in_African_Philosophy
Shaun Gallagher, Lauren Reinerman-Jones, Brandon Sollins, Bruce Janz. “Using a simulated environment to investigate experiences reported during space travel” Theoretical Issues in Ergonomic Science. (2014): 1-19. https://www.academia.edu/5889119/Using_a_simulated_environment_to_investigate_experiences_reported_during_space_travel
Lauren Reinerman-Jones, Brandon Sollins, Shaun Gallagher, and Bruce Janz. “Neurophenomenology: An Integrated Approach to Exploring Awe and Wonder.” South African Journal of Philosophy 32:4 (2013): 295-309. https://www.academia.edu/5889182/Neurophenomenology_an_integrated_approach_to_exploring_awe_and_wonder
"Phenomenology and Place in Space" in Janet Donohoe, eds. Place and Phenomenology. Lexington Books, March 2017. https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781786600295/Place-and-Phenomenology
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"Elements of Philosophy-in-Place: Learning from African Philosophy" in Murat Ates et al eds, Orte des Denkens - Places of Thinking. Verlag Karl Alber.
“Philosophical Questions, Flowing Like Currents”, in Kishor Vaidya ed, Philosophy for the Curious: Why Study Philosophy. The Curious Academic Publishing.
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Instrumentalization in Universities and the Creative Potential of Race”, Pedro Tabensky & Sally Mathews eds. Being At ‘Home’: Race, Institutional Culture and Transformation at South African Higher Education Institutions. University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2015: 273-296. https://www.academia.edu/8179763/Instrumentalization_in_Universities_and_the_Creative_Potential_of_Race
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“Hermeneutics and Intercultural Understanding”, Jeffrey Malpas ed Routledge Companion to Philosophical Hermeneutics. Routledge Press: 474-485. https://www.academia.edu/10006992/Hermeneutics_and_Intercultural_Understanding
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"Why Boehme Matters Today" Sarah Apterei & Ariel Hessayon, eds. An Introduction to Jacob Boehme: Four Centuries of Thought and Reception  Routledge Press, 2013: 279-293. https://www.academia.edu/3690214/Why_Boehme_Matters_Today
“Peripherality and Non-Philosophy in African Philosophy: Gender, the Environment, and Other Provocations” International Colloquium on Marginalisation in African Philosophy: Women and the Environment. University of Calabar, Nigeria 
“First- Second- and Third-Person Self Understanding, the Truman Show Delusion, and the Forensics of Self.” UCT Colloquium Series, Cape Town, South Africa
“The Edges of (African) Philosophy”, Philosophy in Africa, Africa in Philosophy lecture series, UCT, Cape Town, South Africa
“What Is African Philosophy?” Philosophy Society, University of Cape Town, South Africa
“Creating and Activating Concepts in Place: The Example of African Philosophy” The 11th East-West Philosophers’ Conference: “Place”. University of Hawai’i Manoa, Hawai’i.
“Hacking the Urban Unconscious: Urban Exploration, Desire, and Anxieties of Place” Orders and Disorders in Spatiality workshop, University of Memphis.
“The Place That Is Not Here – Derrida’s Africa and the Haunting of Place” Derrida as a Maghrebian Philosopher Seminar, Cornell University
“African Philosophy and its Questions” paper in panel titled “The Future of Research in African Philosophy,” African Studies Association, San Diego
"Free Space in the Academy" D. C. S. Oosthuizen Memorial Lecture, Rhodes University, South Africa
“Dialogues and Dialects: Rethinking Dialogue through African Philosophy” St. Augustine College, Johannesburg
“Is it Possible Africanize the Philosophy Curriculum in Universities in Africa?” African Philosophy Workshop: What Are You Teaching Me? Africanizing the Philosophy Curricula in Universities in Africa University of the Witswatersrand Philosophy Department
“Refiguring the scholarly process, rethinking university practice – Scholarly cognition, place, and the creation of concepts.” Critical Pedagogy of Place Workshop, Rhodes University, South Africa.
“Scholarly Cognition and the Virtual Space of Academia” St. Augustine College, Johannesburg, SA
“Conceptualizing DH for Multiple Audiences: Folkvine and Chinavine.” Digital Humanities 2015. Sydney, Australia.
“We’re World Class!: Orlando’s Successive Attempts at Self-Definition and the Proposed University of Central Florida & Valencia College Downtown Campus.” Libidinal Circuits, 3nd Annual Conference of The International Association for the Study of the Culture of Cities, Liverpool UK.
“Scholarly Cognition, Digital Humanities and Africa” African Studies in the Digital Age Workshop. University of Michigan.
“Hacking the Urban Unconscious – Code, Cities, and Place-Making Imagination” Affective Cities: Scenes of Innovation II. 2nd Annual Conference of The International Association for the Study of the Culture of Cities, Toronto ON August 5-7 2014.
“Are There Limit Conditions for Philosophical Habitation? Torture and the Exhaustion of Dwelling” Torture and Solitary Confinement: Phenomenology and Ethics. Memphis TN, April 11-12 2014.
“Digital Place and Urban Space” Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WISER), University of the Witswatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, March 13, 2014.
“Ontological and Cognitive Wonder” Department of Philosophy, Rhodes University, Grahamstown South Africa, March 19, 2014.
“Pushing the Limits of African Philosophy” Department of Philosophy, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein South Africa, March 25, 2014.
“Pushing the Limits of African Philosophy” University of Johannesburg Dept. of Philosophy, Johannesburg, South Africa. March 12, 2014.
“Torture, Solitary Confinement and Place” Department of Philosophy, University of Ft. Hare, East London, South Africa, March 20, 2014.
“The Location(s) of Philosophy: Generating and Questioning New Concepts in African Philosophy” American Philosophical Association Conference, Baltimore, MD, December 2013.
“Elements of Philosophy-in-Place: Learning from African Philosophy”. Places of Thinking: On the Claim to Inter-“Cultural” Philosophy. Vienna, Austria, September 26-28 2013.
“Instrumentalization in Universities and the Creative Potential of Race”, Institutional Culture Roundtable, Rhodes University, 12-13 September, Grahamstown South Africa.
“Wondering at Wonder: The Phenomenology of Unprecedented Experience” Exploring Awe and Wonder. University of Central Florida, Orlando FL 6-8 September 2013.
“Digital Place and Urban Space” Poeticizing the Urban Apparatus: Scenes of Innovation Culture of Cities Conference, New York, August 13-15 2013.
“Phenomenology and Ethnophilosophy”, Contribution to Roundtable on Ecological Phenomenology. World Congress of Philosophy, Athens, Greece, August 2013.
“Deleuzian Code Theory: Can the Materiality of Territorialization Survive in the Digital Age?” Sixth Deleuze Studies International Conference, Lisbon, Portugal. July 8-10, 2013.
“The Betweenness of Code”, International Association for the Study of Environment, Space, and Place (IASESP), University of Florida, Gainesville, FL April 26-28, 2013.
Brandon Sollins, Lauren Reinerman-Jones, Shaun Gallagher, and Bruce Janz, “An Integrated Approach to Exploring Awe and Wonder.” Phenomenology and its Futures. Johannesburg, South Africa March 29-31 2013.
“The Places that are Africa: Taking Africa Seriously as a Philosopher” Florida Atlantic University Undergraduate Student Conference Keynote Address, February 22, 2013.
Alex J. Katsaros, Philip Peters, Bruce Janz, Rosalyn Howard, and Robb Lindgren (University of Central Florida) “Interactive Expeditions: Designing, Deploying, and Evaluating Real-Time Learning Delivered Live via Mobile Satellite Communications” International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Conference, Orlando, 13-15 January 2013.
“Virtual Experience in Keith Harder’s Children of Icarus Series,” Catalogue, Children of Icarus show. February 2013.

Lanlan Kuang

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Kuang, Lanlan. Dunhuang Performing Arts: The Construction and Transmission of “China-scape” in the Global Context, Social Science Academic Press. ISBN: 978-7-5097-8755-7. Available in: Harvard-Yenching LibraryPrinceton-Marquand Library of Art and Archaeology; Stanford East Asia LibraryOSU Music and Dance Library; Univ. Michigan Hatcher Graduate Asia LibraryUniv. Toronto East Asia LibraryUCLA East Asia Library; Hong Kong University Fung Ping Shan Library
Kuang, Lanlan. “China’s Emerging Food Media: Promoting Culinary Heritage in the Global Age.” Gastronomica: The Journal of Critical Food Studies. Vol. 17, No. 3, 68–81.

Kuang, Lanlan. “‘Otto’ and ‘Rumi’: A Case Study on the Constitutive Interactions between Foreign Traveling Artists (Jingpiao) and Jingdezhen’s Ceramic Cultural Landscape, Folklore Research, Vol. 6, (November 2016).

Kuang, Lanlan. “Staging the Silk Road Journey Abroad: In the Case of Dunhuang Performative Arts,” M/C - A Journal of Media and Culture (October 2016).

Kuang, Lanlan, “Impact of Multimedia and Agency on Safeguarding and Promoting Folk Songs as Intangible Cultural Heritage,” Safeguarding and Promotion of Folk Songs in the Contemporary Society. Vinh (Vietnam): Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (VICAS), 2015, p.125-150.

Rudy McDaniel and Lanlan Kuang. 2015. "Cross-Cultural Cinematic Communication: Learning from the Information Design Process for a Sino-American Film Competition," in Communication Design Quarterly.

Kuang, Lanlan. “(Un) consciousness? – Music in the Daoist Context of Nonbeing (wuwei 无為),” Music and Consciousness 2, Edited by David Clarke, Eric Clarke and Ruth Herbert. Oxford University Press. (Forthcoming)

Kuang, Lanlan. “Tang Dynasty (A.D. 681-907) Poetic Narratives of Musical Cosmopolitanism,” Music and Literature in Asian History, Edited by David Dennen. Brill Word and Music Studies series. (Manuscript in Progress)

Piao, Yongguang. “Approaching Chinese Arts from A Changing Perspective,” Review of Dunhuang Performing Arts: The Construction and Transmission of “China-scape” in the Global Context, by Kuang Lanlan. Wu dao (Dance) 2017(2): 76-77.

Available in: Yale University Library; Cambridge University Library

Zhang, Duo. “New Ethnographic Insights in Research on Dunhuang Arts —Review of Lanlan Kuang’s new book Dunhuang Performing Arts,” Review of Dunhuang Performing Arts: The Construction and Transmission of “China-scape” in the Global Context, by Kuang Lanlan. Folklore Cultural Forum 2016(5): 117-120.

Available in: Stanford University Library; Columbia University Library; Waseda University Library (Japan)     

Jeffrey Nall

Feminism and the Mastery of Women and Childbirth: An Ecofeminist Examination of the Cultural Maiming and Reclaiming of Maternal Agency During Childbirth. (Academica Press).
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“Fade to White or Stereotype: Patriarchal Policing of Gender Norms in TV and Filmic Representations of Childbirth,” Gender Questions 2, no.1 (2014) pp.12-34
“Mother Beware: Perilous Scholarly and News Media Discourse around Homebirth.” International Journal of Communication and Health 1, no.2 (2013).
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 “Emphasizing Virtue over Victory, Why We Should Adopt a Virtue Ethics Approach to Social Change.” Zeteo
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"What's So Funny about Childbirth? The Projection of Patriarchal Masculinity in Popular Comedic Childbirth Guides," in Essential Breakthroughs: Conversations about Men, Mothers, and Mothering (Demeter Press, 2015)

Nam Nguyen

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A Philosophy of Sacred Nature: Prospects for Ecstatic Naturalism. Eds. Leon J. Niemoczynski and Nam T. Nguyen (Lexington Books, 2014).

Shelley M Park

Ranjoo S. Herr and Shelley M. Park, eds., Contested Terrains: Women of Color, Third World Women, Feminisms and Geopolitics.  Special Issue of Hypatia Vol 32: 3 (Summer 2017).
Shelley M. Park and Ranjoo S. Herr, Introduction: Contested Terrains, Hypatia 32:3 (Summer 2017) 1-11.
Shelley M. Park, "Trump is Gross: Taking Political Taste (and Distaste) Seriously."  Kennedy Institute for Ethics Journal 27:2 (2017).
Shelley M. Park, Polyamory is to Polygamy as Queer is to Barbaric. Radical Philosophy Review, Vol. 20.2 (May 2017) 297-328.

Shelley M. Park, 'When we handed out the crayolas, they just stared at them:' Deploying metronormativity in the war against FLDS mothers, Philosophy in the contemporary world. Vol 23:1 (Spring 2017) 71-90.

Shelley M. Park, A virtual pulse: Cautionary notes about public mourning in a digital age. APA Newsletter on LGBTQ issues in philosophy Vol 16:1 (Fall 2016) 3-6.

Shelley M. Park, Classic media review of Hedwig and the angry inch by John Michael Cameron, dir., Queer studies in media and popular culture Vol 1:1 (2015) 125-128.
Shelley M. Park, The feminist killjoy in the room: The costs of caring about diversity.  Florida philosophical review Vol. 13 (Winter 2014) 36-47.
Shelley M. Park, Review of Blended: Writers on the stepfamily experience by Samantha Waltz, ed., Journal of Motherhood Initiative, Vol. 7:1 (2016).  
Shelley M. Park, Review of Confronting postmaternal thinking: Feminism, memory and care by Julie Stephens.  APA newsletter on feminism and philosophy, Vol. 13:1 (Fall 2013) 21-24.
Shelley M. Park, Unsettling Feminist Philosophy: An Encounter with Tracey Moffat's Night Cries, Feminist Ethics and Social Theory conference.  Clearwater, FL, October 2017.

Shelley M. Park, Helicopter Moms and Smart Homes: Fears of the (M)other in the Surveillance State. PhiloSOPHIA, Boca Raton, FL. April 2017. 

Shelley M. Park, Mothering Queerly, Queering Motherhood, Keynote address to University of South Carolina—Upstate, Bodies of Knowledge Symposium. March 2016.  

Shelley M. Park, FLDS Mothers as Subaltern Subjects. University of Calgary, Department of Philosophy 50th Anniversary Lecture Series, Calgary, Alberta. January 2016. 

Shelley M. Park, Polyamory is to Polygamy as Queer is to Barbaric? Queer Kinship and Relationship Conference.  Zalesie Mazury, Poland. June 2015.

Shelley M. Park, When Feminism and Queerness Collide: The Case of Jian Ghomeshi. Popular Culture Association.  New Orleans, LA.  April 2015.

Shelley M. Park, Cyborg Mothering:  The Ethics of Care in a Technological Era. Florida Philosophical Association.  Tampa, FL.  November 2014.

Shelley M. Park, The Diversity Problem in Philosophy. Florida Philosophical Association. Deland, FL. November 2013.

Shelley M. Park, "Good” (Queer) Mothers and “Bad” (Queer) Mothers:  Contested Representations of Polygamist Women in Popular Culture.  Plenary Address to Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement. Toronto, ON, June 2013.  Also presented to the Cultural Studies Association. Chicago, IL, May 2013.

Christian Ravela

“‘Turning Out’ Possessive Individualism: Freedom and Belonging in Samuel Delany’s The Mad Man.Modern Fiction Studies, 62.1 (Spring 2016): 92-114. Print

Claudia Schippert

“Queer Concerns: Toward a More Un-Disciplined Study of Religion,” Scholar and Feminist Online 14.2 (2017) <http://sfonline.barnard.edu/queer-religion/queer-concerns-toward-a-more-un-disciplined-study-of-religion/
Review of Kathleen T. Talvacchia, Michael F. Pettinger, and Mark Larrimore, eds. Queer Christianities: Lived Religion in Transgressive Form. Religious Studies Review 41.4 (October 2015): 179-180. 
Review of Marie Cartier. Baby, You are My Religion: Women, Gay Bars, and Theology before Stonewall. Theology and Sexuality 20.3 (2014): 265-267. 
“Sex on the Margin.” Invited Panel Presentation for Conference organized by the Institute for the BioCultural Study of Religion and Boston University, Boston, February 2017.
“Undisciplined Religion Research: Queer Topics at the Boundaries of the Field.” Invited Presentation at College of Charleston, South Carolina. March 2016. 
 “Queer Theory and Religion.”  Keynote/Plenary Presentation at “Unsettling Science and Religion: Contributions & Questions from Queer Studies,” Conference of the Institute on Religion in an Age of Science, August 2015. 
Video Interview  on HuffPostLive “Meditation in Prison Helps Inmates Find Peace Behind Bars” (November 2013) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/15/meditation-inprison_n_4283202.html 

Nicholas Shrubsole

Shrubsole, N. The Impossibility of Indigenous Religious Freedom. Policy Options (Institute for Research on Public Policy, 13 Nov 2017), http://policyoptions.irpp.org/magazines/november-2017/the-impossibility-of-indigenous-religious-free...

Shrubsole, Nicholas. Secularization, Dispossession, and Forced Deprivatization: The Conditions of Public Religion and the Protection of First Nations’ Sacred Space. Studies in Religion/Sciences Religieuses. 45(3) 2016: 335 –359. (PR)

Shrubsole, Nicholas. Denying and Limiting Religious Freedom: Ktunaxa Nation v. British Columbia, 2015. The Ecumenist 52(4), 15.

Shrubsole, Nicholas. The Decision in Ktunaxa Nation v. British Columbia, 2014: Theology in the Courts and Indigenous Religious Freedom. The Ecumenist 51(4) 2014: 8–13.

Shrubsole, Nicholas and P. Whitney Lackenbauer. The Gustafsen Lake Standoff. In Blockades or Breakthroughs? Aboriginal Peoples Confront the Canadian State, 1970-2007, eds., Yale Belanger and P. Whitney Lackenbauer. Montreal-Kingston: McGill-Queens University Press, 314–355.

Tom Bailey and Valentina Gentile, eds. Rawls and Religion (New York: Columbia University Press, 2014). Journal of Church and State  58(3) 2016: 560-562.

Shrubsole, N. Incommensurability and the Challenge for Indigenous Religious Freedom Claims. American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting. Boston, MA, November 2017.

Shrubsole, N. "Setting Precedent on Indigenous Religious Freedom in Canada: The Ktunaxa Nation Supreme Court Decision." Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Annual Meeting, Vancouver, British Columbia, June 2017.
Shrubsole, N. "Skiing in the Presence of the Kachina and Kⱡawⱡa Tukⱡuⱡakʔis: A Comparative Assessment of the Treatment of Navajo-Hopi and Ktunaxa Religious Freedom Claims." Canadian Society for the Study of Religion Annual Meeting, Toronto, Ontario, May 2017.
Panelist. Precarious Lives: Economy, Identity, and Luck in Contemporary Academia. American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX, November 2016.

Shrubsole, N. The End of Indigenous Religious Freedom in Canada? The Ktunaxa Nation Defeat in the British Columbia Court of Appeals (2015). Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Annual Meeting, Honolulu, HI, May 2016.

Shrubsole, N. Ktunaxa Nation v. British Columbia, 2014: Theological Exclusivity and Indigenous Religious Freedom. Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, June 2015.

Shrubsole, N. ‘Religions Plus:’ Constitutional Contradictions and an Argument for the Special Protection of Indigenous Religious Freedom in Canada. American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA, November 2014.

Shrubsole, N. and K. Green. “Please Resist, It May Be All There Is”: The Secularization Debate in the Punk Rock Subculture. Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences/Canadian Society for the Study of Religion, St. Catherine’s, ON, June 2014.

Shrubsole, N. Religion, Recognition and Consultation in Kelly Lake Cree Nation v. British Columbia. Indigenous Studies Summer Program Participants’ Panel, Columbia University, June 2014.

Shrubsole, N. First Nations Sacred Sites and Section 2(a): Cases from British Columbia and the Challenge of Natural Physical Space for Religious Freedom in a Liberal Democratic Canada. Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences/Canadian Society for the Study of Religion, Victoria, BC, June 2013.

Shrubsole, N. Sacred Sites and Religious Rights: Indigenous Religious Freedom and Sacred Sites in the Secular Canadian State. Public Presentation, St. Paul’s University College in the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, March 2013

Shrubsole, N. Reflection, Agency and Active Learning. In Faculty Focus 15(1) 2016: 8-9.

Nancy A. Stanlick

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Stanlick, Nancy A., ed. The Essential Leviathan. Indianapolis: Hackett, 2016.
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Stanlick, Nancy A. and Michael Strawser. Asking Good Questions: Case Studies in Ethics and Critical Thinking. Indianapolis: Hackett, 2015.
Stanlick, Nancy A. "Gratitude, Forgiveness, and Philosophy," Presidential Address, Florida Philosophical Review. Vol. XIII, 2014.
Stanlick, Nancy A. "One Hundred Years of American Ethics: Pluralistic, Pragmatic Coherence," Vol. 11: Historical Essays in 20th Century American Philosophy, ed. John R. Shook, Series Editor, Richard T. Hull. Philosophy Documentation Center, 2015: 409-430.

Michael Strawser

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Kierkegaard's God and the Good Life. Co-edited with J. Aaron Simmons and Stephen Minister. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 2017.
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Kierkegaard and the Philosophy of Love. Lexington Books, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield, 2015. Paperback edition published 2017.
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Asking Good Questions: Case Studies in Ethics and Critical Thinking. Co-authored with Nancy Stanlick. Indianapolis, IN: Hackett Publishing Company, 2015.
"Erotic Perfectionism in Jewish Rationalist Philosophy." Soundings: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Humanities 96:2 (2013): 189-213.
“Love is the Highest Good,” Kierkegaard’s God and the Good Life, edited by Stephen Minister, J. Aaron Simmons, and Michael Strawser. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 2017. 
"Kierkegaard's Erotic Reduction and the Problem of Founding the Self." Narrative, Identity, and the Kierkegaardian Self. Eds. John Lippitt and Patrick Stokes. Edinburgh University Press, 2015.
"Why Spinozists and Kierkegaardians Should Love Each Other." Irreconcilable Differences. Eds. Jason C. Robinson and David A. Peck. Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, an imprint of Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2015.
"Kierkegaard filosofo del amor." Conversaciones sobre Kierkegaard. Coords. Catalina Elena Dobre, Rafael Garcia Pavon, Luis I. Guerrero, Leticia Valadez. Sociedad Iberoamericana de Estudios Kierkegaardianos. Mexico, 2014. 62-63.
"Teaching the Art of Erotics." Desire, Performance, and Classification: Critical Perspectives on the Erotic. Ed. Jessica Pfeffer. Oxford, UK: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2013. 
George Pattison, Kierkegaard: The Aesthetic and the Religious. Kierkegaard Secondary Literature, Vol. 18, Tome III, Kierkegaard Research: Sources, Reception and Resources, Routledge, 2016.
Pat Bigelow, Kierkegaard and the Problem of Writing. Kierkegaard Secondary Literature, Vol. 18, Tome II, Kierkegaard Research: Sources, Reception and Resources, Routledge, 2016.
Daniel Conway (ed.), Kierkegaard's Fear and Trembling: A Critical Guide, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews: An Electronic Journal (January 11, 2016).
Kevin Aho, Existentialism: An Introduction. The Review of Metaphysics LXIX.1 (September 2015): 115-116.
Jill Gordon, Plato's Erotic World: From Cosmic Origins to Human Death. Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review/Revue canadienne de philosophie 53.2 (June 2014): 375-377.
"The True Spinoza of Market Street," The Arts of Spinoza + Pacific Spinoza, University of Auckland, New Zealand, May 28, 2017.
"The Edified Mind: How Philosophy Can Unite People," Presidential Address, Florida Philosophical Association, 62nd Annual Meeting, Melbourne, Florida, November 4, 2016.
Lecture on Kierkegaard and the Philosophy of Love, Respondent René Rosfort, The Søren Kierkegaard Research Centre, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, June 2, 2016. 
"Kierkegaard's Feeling for Love," The Redemption of Feeling: The Religious Existentialists Conference, Queens College, NY, December 3-4, 2015.
"Kierkegaard's Phenomenology of Love: Love's Immediacy," Søren Kierkegaard Society, American Academy of Religion, San Diego, CA, November 22, 2014.
"Asking Good Questions: Case Studies in Ethics and Critical Thinking," with Nancy Stanlick, Association of Practical and Profession Ethics 23rd Annual International Conference, Jacksonville, Florida, March 1, 2014.
"On Love and Fearful Trembling," Søren Kierkegaard Society Meeting at the Eastern Meetings of the American Philosophical Association, Baltimore, Maryland, December 2013.
“Why Spinozists and Kierkegaardians Should Love Each Other,” Kierkegaard Circle Conference: Celebrating SK at 200, Trinity College, University of Toronto, Canada, April 6, 2013.

Jeanine Viau

“Reparative Tendencies and ‘A Warm Heart for the Cold,’” Syndicate, A Special Symposium: Ferguson and Theology, August 27, 2014.

“Calling Out in the Wilderness: Queer Youth and American Catholicism,” in More than a Monologue: Sexual Diversity and the Catholic Church, Volume I: Voices of Our Times, edited by Christine Firer Hinze and J. Patrick Hornbeck II (New York: Fordham University Press, 2014), 124-137.

Peter Nynäs & Andrew Kam-Tuck Yip, Religion, Gender and Sexuality in Everyday Life (Farnham & Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2012) in Journal of Contemporary Religion 29.3 (2014), 571-572.    

“Post*feminist and/or F-ing Queer: ‘A Permanent Exercise of Serious Doubting’” accepted for presentation at the Annual Conference of the American Academy of Religion, San Diego, CA, November 24, 2014.

Panelist, “Ethnography, Ethics, and Graduate Studies,” Fieldwork and Christian Ethics interest group, the Annual Meeting of the Society of Christian Ethics, Seattle, WA, January 11, 2014.

“Calling Out in the Wilderness: Is 'Nones' an Appropriate Designation?” Annual Conference of the American Academy of Religion, Baltimore, MD, November 26, 2013.    

de rigueur: A Preliminary Study of Terms,” Ethics and Sexualities working group, the Annual Meeting of the Society of Christian Ethics, Chicago, IL, January 4, 2013.

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