Professor of Philosophy and Graduate Director for the new interdisciplinary PhD program in Argumentation Studies at the University of Windsor (Canada), Cross-appointed to Women’s and Gender Studies, a Fellow of the Centre for Research on Reasoning, Argumentation and Rhetoric (CRRAR). I helped found and remain active in the Association for Feminist Epistemologies, Methodologies, Metaphysics, and Science Studies (FEMMSS) and I am active in the Canadian Society for Women in Philosophy (C-SWIP).
My research addresses feminist and, more generally, intersectional liberatory approaches to knowledge, argument, and science. I have focussed on critical thinking education and feminist standpoint epistemology, including an article on “Feminist Approaches to Argumentation” in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy and “Thinking Outside-In: Feminist Standpoint Theory as Epistemology, Methodology, and Philosophy of Science” in the Routledge Handbook of Feminist Philosophy of Science. Recent directions in my research include collaboration with Moira Howes (Trent University) on how argument can help us develop knowledge from anger and against claims that all arguing must be adversarial. My current research concerns understanding argument at the different levels of epistemic oppression and the potential for argument to provide epistemic resistance. I teach at the undergraduate and Master’s levels in Philosophy and at the PhD level in Argumentation Studies. Students interested in working with me should familiarize themselves with at least the SEP piece on argument or the piece on standpoint theory.
This site includes Critical Thinking Squared and the accompanying blog, but both are archives and not currently active. My views on gender and feminism have been cited in The Toronto Star, here, I’ve been interviewed on CBC Radio and on WDET/NPR regarding the new PhD program in Argumentation Studies, and I gave a UWindsor TEDx talk, Live to Argue Another Day.