Pacific Society for Women in Philosophy Annual Meeting, 2011

This year's conference is being hosted by CSU Long Beach in Long Beach, CA. Generous support has been provided by the Department of Philosophy, Dean's Office of the College of Liberal Arts, and the President's Commission on the Status of Women, all at CSU Long Beach.

We are delighted to have Talia Bettcher from the CSU Los Angeles Philosophy Department present the keynote address at this year's P-SWIP meeting.

Program (printable program coming soon)

All talks will be held in the University Student Union, Room 205. Please see this complete list of parking maps, accessibility maps, and other transportation information. Parking permits will be available for speakers to pick up at the Visitors Information Center on Beach Drive. Speakers are encouraged to park in Lots 3, 4, or 5. 

 Date and Time
 Friday, Nov 4, 12:00-12:30
Welcome + refreshments
 Friday, Nov 4, 12:30-1:20Sina Kramer (Loyola Marymount), "Political Epistemology and Constitutive Exclusion through Judith Butler's Frames of War"
Chair: David Ybarra (CSU Long Beach)
 Friday, Nov 4, 1:30-2:20Grace Hunt (New School), "Recognition and Resentment"
Chair: Holly Mikhael (CSU Long Beach)
 Friday, Nov 4, 2:20-2:50Break + refreshments
 Friday, Nov 4, 2:50-3:40
Julinna C. Oxley (Coastal Carolina), "Empathy, Recognition, and Moral Demands"
Chair: Melissa Ramirez (CSU Long Beach)
 Friday, Nov 4, 4:00-6:00                     
Keynote: Talia Bettcher, "Full Frontal Morality: Transphobia, Intimacy, and the LAPD Treatment of Transgender Individuals"
Chair: Emily S. Lee (CSU Fullerton)
 Friday, Nov 4, 6:30-
Conference banquet
 Saturday, Nov 5, 9:30-10:00            
Coffee + bagels
 Saturday, Nov 5, 10:00-10:50
Ericka Tucker (Cal Poly Pomona), "Recognition, Emotion, and Identity: Towards a Theory of Social and Individual Power"
Chair: Page Osborne (CSU Long Beach)
 Saturday, Nov 5, 11:00-11:50
Christine Wieseler (University of South Florida), "A Philosophical Investigation: Interrogating Practices and Beliefs about Disability"
Chair: Ryan Mason (CSU Long Beach)
 Saturday, Nov 5, 11:50-12:10  
Break + refreshments
 Saturday, Nov 5, 12:10-1:00
Heather Rakes (DePaul), "The Many and The One, and The Two:  Luce Irigaray and Neglected Intersectionality"
Chair: Kevin Watson (CSU Long Beach)
 Saturday, Nov 5, 1:00-1:40
 Saturday, Nov 5, 1:40-2:30Barbara J. Lowe (St. John Fisher College), "Out of the Shadows"
Chair: Curtis Lane (CSU Long Beach)
 Saturday, Nov 5, 2:40-3:30      
Emily S. Lee (CSU Fullerton), "The Epistemic Value of Experience: Fanon and Outlaw on the Question of an Inferiority Complex"
Chair: Nellie Wieland (CSU Long Beach)

P-SWIP has reserved rooms at Hotel Current. The conference rate is $89/night if booked before October 20. Please contact Vicki at 562-597-1341 or The hotel provides a free shuttle to/from the conference site, and to/from the Long Beach Airport. If you are flying in/out of LAX or SNA you will need to make alternative transportation arrangements.

We are having a banquet on Friday at 6:30pm at Sri Maya Thai Gourmet. All speakers are invited to attend. If you are not on the program but would like to attend the banquet, please contact local host Nellie Wieland directly (

Directions to the CSU Long Beach campus are here:

California State University Long Beach

Directions to the hotel:


Directions to the banquet:

Thai Gourmet By Sri Maya LLC