Selected Publications

Peer Reviewed Articles:

1. “Animals, Aliens, and (Dis)Abled Bodies: A Post-structural, Comparative Review of Avatar and District 9.” Journal of Critical Animal Studies, V. 12: 2, May 2014.

2. “Rethinking Anekantavada and Animality In Jainism and Post-structuralism.” Shramana: A Quarterly Research Journal of Jainology, V. LXIV: 3, Sep 2013.

3. “A Democracy of Fellow Creatures: Thinking the Animal, Thinking Ethics in Whitehead’s Philosophy of Organism.” Process Studies Journal, V. 40: 2, Fall 2012.

4. “Of Mites and Men: Animality, Bare Life, and the Reperformance of the Human in The Open.Culture Critique, V. 2, Spring, 2011.

Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters:

1. “Despicable Hierarchies and Indefensible Limits: Deconstructing Species in Whitehead’s Philosophy of Organism” in Beyond the Bifurcation of Nature: A Common World for Animals and the Environment, Edited by Brianne Donaldson and Dan Dombrowski, Cambridge Scholars Publishing (forthcoming 2015).

 2. “An Ethico-Politics of Subaltern Representation in Post-9/11 Documentary Film” co-authored with Joe Parker, in Screens of Terror: Representations of War and Terrorism in Film and Television Since 9/11. Ed. Philip Hammond. Suffolk: Arima Publishing, 2011. 213-31.

Book Reviews:

1. Evolution’s Rainbow: Diversity, Gender, and Sexuality in Nature and People, by Joan Roughgarden (Berkley: University of California Press, 2014), reviewed in Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, May, 2014.

2. Polymorphous Domesticities: Pets, Bodies, and Desire in Four Modern Writers, by Juliana Schiesari (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2012), reviewed in Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, January, 2013.

                                       

                                          Presentations

1. (Upcoming) “The Sexual Politics of Meatless Meat: Faux Human Meat and Flesh Without Sacrifice”, Joint conference with 10th International Whitehead Conference and 9th International Conference on Ecological Civilization, Claremont, CA June 4-7, 2015.

2. (Upcoming) “The Biopolitics of Animal Extinction and Geologic Time: Theorizing Non-Anthropocentric Views of Climate Change from Animal Studies Perspective”, Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, San Diego, California, November 22-25, 2014.

3. “The Biopolitics of Extinction: Radicalizing Derridian Biopolitics in the Emerging Theaters of Climate Change”, Annual Meeting of the International Association of Environmental Philosophy, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 24-26, 2014.

4. “Beasts, Bare Lives, and Cetacean Suicides: Radicalizing Derridian Zoopolitics Beyond Species”, Biennial Derrida Today Conference, Fordham University, May 28-31, 2014.

5. Panel Chair, Political Animals and Animal Politics: The Knots of Sovereignty and Animality, Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, November 23, 2013.

6. “Supplemental Metaphysics and Poststructural Limits: Undoing Species and Re-Doing Metaphysics with Whitehead and Spinoza”, Annual Meeting of the International Association of Environmental Philosophy, Eugene, Oregon, October 26-28, 2013.

7. “Rethinking Anekantavada and Animality In Jainism and Post-structuralism”, International School for Jain Studies, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India, July 15, 2013.

8.  “Despicable Hierarchies and Indefensible Limits: The Impossibility of A Human/Animal   Binary (or Metaphysical Hierarchy) in Whitehead’s Philosophy of Organism”, Beyond the Bifurcation of Nature, Claremont Lincoln University, February 26-27, 2013.

9. “Singularizing the Inhuman: Undoing the Inhuman in Butler, Spivak, Derrida, and Lyotard”, Inhumanities Conference, UCLA, February 22-23, 2013.

10. “‘Baa’d Sheep: Foucault, Heterosexuality, and the Discourse of Species”, Annual Meeting of the International Association of Environmental Philosophy, Rochester, New York, November 3-5, 2012.

11. “Capturing Species Freeing Différance”, Biennial Derrida Today Conference, University of California at Irvine, July 11-14, 2012.

12. Of Mites and Men: Animality, Bare Life, and the Reperformance of the Human in “The Open.” Presented at the International Association for Environmental Philosophy, Philadelphia, PA, October 23-24, 2011.

13. Ethics of Irreducibility: Cultivating Habits of Thought For Critical Animal Studies. Presented at Third International Critical Animal Studies Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, October 14-15, 2011.

14. Mirrors, Nomads, and Aliens: Lacan, Deleuze and Paradigms of Otherness in Avatar and District 9. Presented at Modern Language Association Rocky Mountain Regional Conference, Scottsdale, AZ, October 6-8, 2011.

15. Gothic Love and Deconstruction: Otherness, Ethics, and Ecological Thought in a Time of Extinction. Paper presented at the American Academy of Religion Western Regional Conference, Whittier, CA, March 26-28, 2011.

16. States Without Citizens: Reframing Muslim and Arab Discrimination by Tracing the Suspension of U.S. Citizenship in the Patriot Acts. Presented in the War on Terror Event Series, Claremont, CA, March 23, 2011.

17. Who’s On Butler’s Plate? Mourning, Vulnerability, and the Consumption of Others. Paper presented on the panel Women, Animals and Religion: From Fleshy Objects to Embodied Subjects at the American Academy of Religion National Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, October 30-November 1, 2010.

18. “An Ethico-Politics of Subaltern Representations in Post-9/11 Documentary Film”, co-authored with Joe Parker, Screens of Terror: Representations of War and Terrorism since 9/11 in Film, TV Drama and Documentary, Center for Media and Culture Research, London South Bank University, London, England, September 9-11, 2010.

19. “Backyard Politics: An Ethico-Political Encounter with A Rat”, Animals and Religion Conference, sponsored by Interreligious Voices for Animal Compassion, Orange, California April 16, 2010.

 

You can follow her work at Academia.edu.

A full CV is available here.

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