Philosophy Department

Jeffrey Nall

Jeffrey Nall, Ph.D.

Jeffrey Nall holds a master's of liberal studies from Rollins College and a Ph.D. in Comparative Studies, with a concentration on Public Intellectualism and Feminist Theory, from Florida Atlantic University (FAU). He also holds a graduate certificate in Women’s Studies from FAU. Nall teaches courses across multiple disciplines including philosophy, humanities, and women and gender studies. He is the author of Feminism and the Mastery of Women and Childbirth: an Ecofeminist Examination of the Cultural Maiming and Reclaiming of Maternal Agency During Childbirth (Academica Press, 2014). In addition to teaching and writing, Nall delivers public talks on topics ranging from applied ethics, feminist theory, men and masculinity, militarism and peace, and class and economic justice. 

Education

  • Ph.D. in Comparative Studies: Public Intellectualism and Feminist Theory from Florida Atlantic University (2011)
  • Certificate in Women's Studies from Florida Atlantic University (2009)
  • M.L.S. in Liberal Studies from Rollins College (2007)
  • B.A. in Humanities from Rollins College (2004)
  • A.A. from Brevard Community College (Now "Eastern Florida State College") (2004)

Research Interests

  • Feminist studies of men and masculinity
  • Social conceptualizations of childbirth
  • Political philosophy and economic justice
  • Feminist theory and social philosophy
  • Philosophies of education
  • Gender and popular culture
  • Public intellectualism
  • Philosophy of protest and social change

Selected Publications

Books

  • Feminism and the Mastery of Women and Childbirth: An Ecofeminist Examination of the Cultural Maiming and Reclaiming of Maternal Agency During Childbirth. (Academica Press).

Edited Collections

  • “Condorcet and Feminist Masculinity,” Growing Our Field: Emerging Perspectives on Masculinities and Men’s Lives 2 (2011): 151-161.

Articles/Essays

  • “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).
  •  “Emphasizing Virtue over Victory, Why We Should Adopt a Virtue Ethics Approach to Social Change.” Zeteo
  • “High-Fidelity Birth Simulators in American Culture: An Ecofeminist Analysis” The Journal of American Culture: “The Greening – or not – of America” 35, no 1 (2012): 52-64.

Book Sections/Chapters

  • "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)
  • “Disparate Destinations, Parallel Paths: An Analysis of Contemporary Atheist and Christian Parenting Literature,” Religion and the New Atheism: A Critical Appraisal, ed. Amarnath Amarasingam (Haymarket Books 2012; Brill Academic Publishers 2010).

  • “Protestors as Persons of Interest: Coordinated Police Surveillance of a Funeral for Civil Rights,” Law against Liberty: The Criminalization of Dissent, ed. Jeff Shantz (Vandeplas Publishing). 
  •  “Birthing New Life and Discovering New Strength” in Beyond Burning Bras: Feminist Activism for Everyone, ed. Laura Finley (ABC-CLIO). 

Awards

  • 2011 Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Member, Indian River State College
  • 2010 Provost’s Dissertation-Year Fellowship Award, Florida Atlantic University

Courses

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
18862 HUM2020 Encountering the Humanities Face2Face M,W,F 1:30PM - 2:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
10827 HUM2210 Humanistic Tradition Ⅰ Face2Face M,W,F 9:30AM - 10:20AM Not Online
No Description Available
11460 HUM2210 Humanistic Tradition Ⅰ Face2Face M,W,F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
90990 HUM2020 Encountering the Humanities Face2Face Tu,Th 12:00PM - 1:15PM Available
No Description Available
80445 HUM2210 Humanistic Tradition Ⅰ Face2Face Tu,Th 1:30PM - 2:45PM Available
No Description Available
80475 HUM2210 Humanistic Tradition Ⅰ Face2Face Tu,Th 4:30PM - 5:45PM Available
No Description Available

No courses found for Summer 2017.

No courses found for Spring 2017.

No courses found for Fall 2016.

Course Number Course Title Mode Session Date and Time Syllabus
60371 HUM2020 Encountering the Humanities Web A Web Available
No Description Available
61776 HUM2020 Encountering the Humanities Face2Face B - Available
No Description Available

Updated: Aug 25, 2017

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