Associate Professor of Philosophy
Ph.D. Emory University 2001
M.A. Emory University 1998
B.A. University of Texas at Austin 1994
Areas of Scholarly Expertise and Interest
20th and 21st Century Continental philosophy, critical animal studies, environmental philosophy, gender and sexuality.
"Orca Intimacies and Environmental Slow Death: Earthling Ethics for a Claustrophobic World." In S. MacGregor (Ed.), The Routledge International Handbook on Gender and Environment. New York: Routledge (Forthcoming).
"The Internet and the Death of Jazz: Race, Improvisation, and the Crisis of Community." In R. Purcell and R. Randall (Eds.) 21st Century Perspectives on Music, Technology, and Culture: Listening Spaces. Santa Barbara: Praeger (2016).
"Animals" and "Phallocentrism." In M. Kimmel, A. Kennedy, and C. Milrod (Eds.), The Cultural Encyclopedia of the Penis. Lanham, Md: AltaMira Press (2014).
"Can Sustainability Be Domesticated?" in Rereading Jean-François Lyotard: Essays on His Later Works. Ed. Heidi Bickis and Rob Shields. London: Ashgate Press (2012).
"Democracy and Pornography: On Speech, Rights, Privacies, and Pleasures in Conflict." Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy 26:1 (2011).
"When Species Meat: Confronting Bestiality Pornography." Humanimalia 1:2 (2010), reprinted in New Views on Pornography: Sexuality, Politics, and the Law. Ed. Lynn Comella and Shira Tarrant. Santa Barbara: Praeger (2014).
Leverhulme Trust Visiting Scholar, University of Dundee, UK, 2009-10
I am also the editor of Gender after Lyotard (SUNY, 2007) and SciFi in the Mind's Eye: Reading Science Through Science Fiction (Open Court, 2007), as well as the co-editor of Still Seeking an Attitude: Critical Reflections on the Work of June Jordan (Lexington Books, 2004). My work on pornography has been written about in various publications, including Times Literary Supplement, La Repubblica, and Playboy.com. I am interested in poetry and an active literary translator from my native Polish, with work published in AGNI, Field, World Literature Today, Poetry International, Third Coast, Dear Sir,, Quarterly West, and Stand Magazine, among other journals.
I currently serve on the Executive Committee of the International Association for Environmental Philosophy. On sabbatical leave for 2016-17, I'm working on my forthcoming book, Whale Song (Bloomsbury, 2017) and continuing my research on environmental imagination and wilderness.