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Tracking Epistemic Violence, Tracking Practices of Silencing Event category: masterclass

Masterclass with A/Prof Kristie Dotson

Dotston-682x1024Dr. Kristie Dotson is a Black feminist professional philosopher. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Michigan State University. She earned a M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Memphis, as well as an M.A. in Literature from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a B.A. in African American Studies,Business Administration and English Literature fromCoe College. Professor Dotson’s research and teaching focus on epistemology, Black feminist thought, and critical philosophies of race. (Source: The Feminist Wire)

When: 10am -12pm, 9 November 2017

Where: Council Room, Level 7, Tenison Woods House, 8-20 Napier Street, North Sydney

Registration: Please email to register your interest

Readings: Readings for this course will be sent to registered participants.



Professor Dotson will discuss her article, “Tracking Epistemic Violence, Tracking Practices of Silencing,” in which she offers an account of epistemic violence as the failure, owing to pernicious ignorance, of hearers to meet the vulnerabilities of speakers in linguistic exchanges. She will also discuss her article  “Theorizing Jane Crow, Theorizing Unknowability.” Participants are asked to read the articles beforehand, and to come with questions or issues to discuss.



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