Alycia W. LaGuardia-LoBianco, Ph.D.

C.V.

Alycia LaGuardia-LoBianco, Ph.D.

Grand Valley State University

Philosophy Department

Mackinac Hall B-3 205

Allendale, MI 49401

awlaguardia@gmail.com


Areas of Specialization

Ethics, Feminist Philosophy, Social Philosophy


Areas of Competence

Moral Psychology, Philosophy and Psychiatry, Chinese and Indian Philosophy

Employment

Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Grand Valley State University, starting Fall 2018

Resident Ethics Fellow, Stockdale Center for Ethics at the U.S. Naval Academy (2018-2019)


Education

Ph.D. University of Connecticut. Philosophy. 2018.

· Dissertation Fellow, University of Connecticut Humanities Institute, 2017-2018

· University Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award from the Center for Excellence in

Teaching and Learning, University of Connecticut, 2018

B.A., Summa Cum Laude. Stony Brook University. Philosophy. 2011.

Dissertation

Suffering and Self-Sabotage in Ethical Life

Advisors: Paul Bloomfield, Daniel Silvermint, Lewis Gordon

External Reader: Michael Brady (University of Glasgow)

Publications

“Self-Injury, Shame, and Agency.” Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology (forthcoming)

2019. “Self-Saboteurs and Ethical Relationships.” Social Theory and Practice, 45(2): 249-285.

2018. “Complicit Suffering and the Duty to Self-Care.” Philosophy, 93(2): 251-277


Articles Under Review

"Trauma and Compassionate Blame”

“Sexist Harms of the American Wedding Industry”


Works in Progress

“Narrative Identity, Psychopathology, and Bad Faith”

“Moral Damages of Intimate Partner Violence”

“Repairing the Morally Burdened Self”


Presentations

Invited Talks and Panels

“Moral Injury: Philosophical Perspectives.” Panel with Dr. Ed Barrett and Dr. Michael Robillard. 2019 McCain Conference: Moral Virtue and Moral Injury. United States Naval Academy. Annapolis, MD. March 29, 2019.

“Self-Saboteurs and Ethical Relationships.” University of Minnesota Duluth. Duluth, MN. April 12, 2018.

International Peer-Reviewed Conferences and Workshops

“Intimate Partner Violence and Moral Damage.” SWIP Ireland Annual Conference. Dublin City University. Glasnevin, Ireland. April 26-28, 2019.

National Peer-Reviewed Conferences and Workshops

“Self-Injury, Shame, and Agency.” 2019 Annual Meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry. San Francisco, CA. May 19, 2019.

“Trauma, Abuse, and Compassionate Blame.” Blame, Punishment, and Health Workshop. Rutgers University-Camden. Camden, NJ. April 5, 2019.

“Trauma as Morally Damaging.” Philosophical Engagements with Trauma. University of North Carolina Asheville. Asheville, NC. March 23, 2019.

“Narrative Identity and Psychopathology.” 2018 Annual Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry. New York City, NY. May 6, 2018.

“Understanding Self-Injury Through (Body) Shame and Oppression.” Society for Analytical Feminism Session at the Pacific APA 2018. San Diego, CA. March 28, 2018.

“Understanding Self-Injury Through (Body) Shame and Oppression.” 2018 Joint Meeting of the South Carolina Society for Philosophy and the North Carolina Philosophical Society. Winthrop University. Rock Hill, SC. March 24, 2018.

“Suffering, Moral Luck, and the Duty to Self-Care.” The Northwestern Society for the Theory of Ethics and Politics Annual Conference. Northwestern University. Evanston, IL. March 8, 2018.

“Suffering as a Component of Well-Being.” 2018 Mississippi Philosophical Association Annual Meeting. Mississippi State University. Starkville, MS. February 9, 2018.

“A Feminist Analysis of the Bridezilla.” The Wedding Conference: The Social Philosophy and Business Ethics of the American Wedding. The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, PA. November 4, 2017.

“Self-Injury, Shame, and Agency.” Conference on Ethics and Mental Health, Viterbo University. La Crosse, WI. April 7, 2017.

“Caring For Those Who Make Themselves Suffer.” Great Lakes Philosophy Conference, Siena Heights University. Adrian, MI. March 26, 2017.

“Caring For Those Who Make Themselves Suffer.” 2017 Southern Society of Philosophy and Psychology, Savannah, Georgia, March 22, 2017.

“Complicit Suffering and Self-Care.” Transform-able Identity/ies Graduate Conference, Oregon State University. Corvallis, OR. March 10, 2017.

“Complicit Suffering and Self-Care.” U.S. Midwest SWIP 2016 Conference, Centre College. Danville KY. October 8, 2016.

“Complicit Suffering and Self-Care.” Society for Analytical Feminism Conference, University of Massachusetts Lowell. Lowell, MA. September 17, 2016.

“Invisible Suffering.” In/Visibility: UMass Interdisciplinary Political Studies Conference, University of Massachusetts. Amherst, MA. March 12, 2016.

Local Conferences and Presentations

“Self-Injury, (Body) Shame, and Agency.” UConn Humanities Institute Fellowship Public Talk. Storrs, CT. October 25, 2017

“Suffering and Self-Regarding Obligations.” Grue Bag Graduate Conference, UConn Philosophy Department. Storrs, CT. January 23, 2016.

“Coping with Illusion: Suffering, Self-Deception, and Adaptive Preferences.” Grue Bag Graduate Conference, UConn Philosophy Department. Storrs, CT. January 31, 2015.

“Towards a Concept of ‘Suffering.’” Grue Bag Graduate Conference, UConn Philosophy Department. Storrs, CT. August 30, 2014.

“How Does Suffering Impact Moral Responsibility?” UConn Philosophy Department Graduate Presentations. Storrs, CT. April 7, 2015.

Respondent

Stephen Darwall, “Trust as a Second-Personal Phenomenon,” Problem Promises Workshop, Princeton University. Princeton, NJ. March 1, 2015.

Teaching Experience

Instructor of Record, University of Connecticut

PHIL 1104 Philosophy and Social Ethics (F14, S15, S17, Su17)

PHIL 1107 Philosophy and Gender (S16, S16, S17)

PHIL 1106 Non-Western and Comparative Philosophy (F15, F16)

PHIL 1101 Problems of Philosophy (F15, co-taught with Mitch Green)

Teaching Assistant, University of Connecticut

PHIL 1101 Problems of Philosophy (S14)

PHIL 1102 Philosophy and Logic (F13)

PHIL 1104 Philosophy and Social Ethics (S13)

PHIL 1107 Philosophy and Gender (F12)

Additional Fellowships and Honors

Doctoral Student Travel Award, University of Connecticut Graduate School (Spring 2018)

1st Place, Graduate Student Presentation, 2018 Mississippi Philosophical Association Annual Meeting. (February 2018)

Fall Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Award, Graduate School at UConn (Fall 2016)

Recognition for Teaching Excellence, Office of the Provost (2015, 2016)


Research Assistant

Graduate Assistant, UConn Contested Sexual Consent Workshop (Fall 2016)

Graduate Assistant, UConn Dominating Speech Conference (Fall 2014)

“Invisible Disabilities,” project with Daniel Silvermint (Spring 2015)

Service

Secretary, Philosophy Graduate Student Association, UConn (2013-2014)

Coordinator, Society for Women in Philosophy, UConn (2014-2015)

Co-organizer, Political and Moral Philosophy Writing Group, UConn (2014-Present)

Co-organizer, Undergraduate Philosophy Club, UConn (2015)

Referee, Ergo (Fall 2014)

Referee, Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology (Spring 2018)

References

Paul Bloomfield, Professor of Philosophy

(Co-Advisor)

206 Manchester Hall

344 Mansfield Rd, U-1054

Storrs, CT 06269

(860) 486-3745

phsb@uconn.edu

Daniel Silvermint, Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

(Co-Advisor)

332 Manchester Hall

344 Mansfield Rd, U-1054

Storrs, CT 06269

(860) 486-7928

daniel.silvermint@uconn.edu


Lewis Gordon, Professor of Philosophy

(Committee Member)

205 Manchester Hall

344 Mansfield Rd, U-1054

Storrs, CT 06269

(860) 486-9118

lewis.gordon@uconn.edu

Michael Brady, Professor of Philosophy

(External Reader)

R503 Level 5, Philosophy, 69

Oakfield Avenue, Glasgow

G12 8LP

(0141) 330-3706

Michael.Brady@glasgow.ac.uk

Ian Kidd, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Arts

(External Reader)

Room C48

University Park

Nottingham

NG7 2RD

UK

+44 (0115) 951-4831

Ian.Kidd@nottingham.ac.uk


Rhiannon Smith, Associate Professor of Psychology

154 Bousfield

406 Babbidge Road U-1020

Storrs, CT 06269

(860) 486-4941

rhiannon.smith@uconn.edu

Teaching Reference

Mitch Green, Professor of Philosophy

304 Manchester Hall

344 Mansfield Rd, U-1054

Storrs, CT 06269

(860) 486-9119

mitchell.green@uconn.com