Symposium on Living Philosophers Student Panels

Friday, April 4, 10am-4.30pm, Boland Room, Fr. Kuhn Alumni House


Please join us as the students taking this year’s Symposium on Living Philosophers present their research. Each student presentation will be followed by a response from this year’s featured philosopher, Judith Butler, Maxine Elliot Professor of Rhetoric and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley. Judith Butler is also giving a public lecture this Monday, March 31, at 5-7pm, in Great Maloney Room (SARAZ 240). Her lecture is entitled “Vulnerability and Resistance.” Both events are free and open to the public.



10.00am-12.30pm: Panel 1


Subverting Norms: Gender, Race, and Desire


Oscar Ralda, “Riven Agency: Time, Action, and the Ethical Turn”


Sarah Ferritto, “Tension Between the ‘G’ and the ‘T’ in L.G.B.T”


Kristen Ippolito, “Recognizing Androgyny”


Ryan Chin, “An Unsettling Revelation: The Ambivalence of Subversion in Race and Gender”


Emma Ciborowski, “The Subversive Potential of Pleasure”



12.30-2.00pm: Lunch Break



2.00-4.30pm: Panel 2 


Precarious Politics: Citizenship, Surveillance, and Prison Justice


Vicky Rybnick, “Precariousness and the Survival of the Human”


Matt Herrmann, “A New Age: Spying Culture in Post-9/11 America”


Colin McFarland, “Citizens and Traitors: Subverting the Role of a Lifetime”


Jess Murphy, “Maximum Insecurity: Reimagining Justice Through Precariousness”