© 2019 by Katie Stockdale

Katie Stockdale

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

University of Victoria

Clearihue Building B312

Victoria, British Columbia

Last Updated: October 2019

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APPOINTMENTS:

University of Victoria (2019-present)

Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy

Sam Houston State University (2017-2019)

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology and Philosophy

 

Cornell University (2016-2017)

Residential Dissertation Fellow, Sage School of Philosophy

Hope & Optimism: Conceptual and Empirical Investigations Project

Supervisor: Andrew Chignell

EDUCATION:

Dalhousie University:

Ph.D. in Philosophy (2017)

Dissertation: Oppression and the Struggle for Hope

Supervisor: Chike Jeffers

Committee: Susan Sherwin, Greg Scherkoske, Lisa Tessman

External Examiner: Cheshire Calhoun

Dalhousie University:

M.A. in Philosophy (2012)

Thesis: Toward a Theory of Collective Resentment

Supervisor: Duncan MacIntosh

 

Western University (University of Western Ontario):

B.A. in Philosophy and Sociology (2011)

Honours with Distinction

 

PUBLICATIONS:

Peer-Reviewed Articles & Book Chapters:

  1. “Emotional Hope" in The Moral Psychology of Hope, ed. Claudia Blöser and Titus Stahl. Rowman and Littlefield, forthcoming.

  2. "Social and Political Dimensions of Hope" in Journal of Social Philosophy 50, 1 (2019): 28-44.

  3. “A Perceptual Theory of Hope” with Michael Milona in Ergo 5, 8 (2018): 203-222.

  4. “Losing Hope: Injustice and Moral Bitterness” in Hypatia 32, 2 (2017): 363-379.

  5. “Whither Bioethics Now? The Promise of Relational Theory” with Susan Sherwin in International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics 10, 1 (2017): 7-29.

  6. “Collective Resentment” in Social Theory and Practice 39, 3 (2013): 501-521.

Book Reviews:

  1. Shannon Sullivan’s Good White People: The Problem with Middle-Class White Anti-Racism. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2014. In Hypatia Reviews Online, 2015. (2540 words)

  2. John Deigh’s On Emotions: Philosophical Essays. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013. In Ethics Vol. 125, No. 2 (2015): 576-581.

Works in Progress:

  1. Hope under Oppression (book manuscript under review)

  2. Paper on moral emotions (under review)

  3. Paper on emotional regulation, with Michael Milona

  4. Paper on despair

  5. Paper on offering hope, with Miriam McCormick

  6. "Collective Forgiveness" (invited for the Routledge Handbook of Forgiveness, ed. Robert Enright and Glen Pettigrove)

PUBLIC PHILOSOPHY:

  1. "Hope" with Michael Milona, 1000-Word Philosophy (2018)

  2. Early Career Research Spotlight, American Philosophical Association (2017)

  3. Videos for the public, Hope & Optimism Project (2016)

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS:

Invited talks are marked with *

  1. *"Moral Shock" (upcoming)
    Simon Fraser University Philosophy Colloquium, November 15 2019, Vancouver BC

  2. "Empathetic Messages of Hope," with Miriam McCormick (presented on behalf of Miriam McCormick)
    Meaning of Life Conference, June 11-12 2019, Haifa IL (refereed abstract)

  3. *"The Collective Hope of Solidarity"
    New Directions in the Philosophy of Hope, June 21-22 2018, Goethe University, Frankfurt DE

  4. Comments on Jennifer Szende's "Relational Value, Territorial Rights, and Climate Change"
    Shaping a More Just Bioethics: A Celebration of the Work of Susan Sherwin, May 26 2018, Halifax CA

  5. "Collective Hope and Solidarity"
    Sam Houston State University Philosophy Colloquium, April 5 2018, Huntsville US

  6. *“Collective Hope"
    Panel on the Social and Political Dimensions of Hope at the Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Society Meeting, March 15-17 2018, New Orleans US

  7. “Hope: A Feminist Perspective”
    Hope & Optimism Midpoint Conference, June 14-17 2016, Estes Park US (introduction to research project)

  8. *“Hope through a Feminist Relational Lens” 
    Hope, Social and Political Perspectives Workshop, June 7-8 2016, University of Groningen, Groningen NL

  9. "Losing Hope: Injustice and Moral Bitterness"
    Notre Dame Hope & Optimism Workshop, April 22-23 2016, University of Notre Dame, South Bend US (refereed paper)

  10. *"Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women: A Feminist Relational Approach to Responsibility, Solidarity, and Social Justice" Cal Poly Pomona Philosophy Colloquium, April 5 2016, Pomona US

  11. *"Losing Hope: Injustice and Moral Bitterness"
    University of Redlands Philosophy Colloquium, April 4
    2016, Redlands US

  12. “Blameworthiness and Blame: Reflections on Scanlon and Smith” 
    American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting, March 30-April 2 2016, San Francisco US (refereed paper)

  13. “The Social and Political Dimensions of Hope”
    Dalhousie Cross-Currents Seminar, February 25 2016, Halifax CA 

  14. "The Moral Emotion of Bitterness: Anger, Hope, and Agency”
    Dalhousie University Philosophy Colloquium, November 7 2014, Halifax CA

  15. “The Moral Emotion of Bitterness” 
    Atlantic Region Philosophers’ Association Annual Meeting, October 24-25 2014, St. John’s CA (refereed abstract)

  16. “Who is a Settler Canadian? Race, Language, and Colonialism” 
    Atlantic Region Philosophers’ Association Annual Meeting, October 4-5 2013, Halifax CA (refereed abstract)

  17. "Who is a Settler Canadian?"
    Dalhousie University Philosophy Colloquium, July 12 2013, Halifax NS

  18. “Exploring Resentments: Indigenous Expressions of Resentment in Canada” 
    29th North American Society for Social Philosophy Conference, July 26-29 2012, Boston US (refereed abstract)

  19. "Exploring Resentments: Indigenous-Settler Relations in the Canadian Context"
    Dalhousie University Philosophy Colloquium, July 20 2012, Halifax NS 

TEACHING:

Assistant Professor, University of Victoria:

Advanced Topics in Philosophy: Blame, Anger, and Forgiveness (Spring 2020)

Philosophy and Feminism (Spring 2020)

Death and Dying (Fall 2019)

Assistant Professor, Sam Houston State University:

Feminist Philosophy (Fall 2018)

Philosophy of Science (Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019)

Introduction to Philosophy (Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019)

 

Instructor with Full Responsibilities, Dalhousie University:

Ethics and Health Care: Patient Care (Fall 2015)

Ethics and The Good Life (Spring 2015)

 

Teaching Assistant, Dalhousie University:

Ethics and Health Care: Patient Care (Fall 2014)

Legal Thinking (Winter 2013)

Justice in Global Perspective (Fall 2012)

Business Ethics (Spring 2012 & 2013)

Introduction to Philosophy (Fall/Winter 2012, Fall 2013)

 

Guest Lectures:

St. Mary’s University

Moral Responsibility (Professor Todd Calder)

Lecture Topic: “Collective Resentment” (Winter 2015)

Professional Teaching Development:

Inclusive Teaching Techniques Faculty Development Workshop, Sam Houston State University (2018)

Teaching and Learning Conference, Sam Houston State University (2017)

SELECTED SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDS:

  1. Excellence in Teaching Nomination, Sam Houston State University (x2)

  2. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Postdoctoral Fellowship, $81,000—declined

  3. Cornell University Residential Dissertation Fellowship, Hope & Optimism Project, $25,000 USD

  4. Nova Scotia Research and Innovation Graduate Scholarship, $15,000—honorary

  5. Michael Smith Foreign Study Grant (with Michael Cholbi), Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, $6000—declined

  6. Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship, $105,000

  7. Outstanding GPA Award at Dalhousie, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, $1000

  8. Izaak Walton Killam Predoctoral Scholarship, $100,000—honorary

  9. Mushkat Memorial Essay Prize, Dalhousie University, $4000

  10. Douglas Butler Memorial Essay Prize, Department of Philosophy, Dalhousie University, $100

  11. Rosslyn Kelly Arts Scholarship, Western University, $2000

  12. Faculty of Arts Alumni Award, Western University, $1000

SERVICE TO THE PROFESSION:

  1. Mentor (2019-2020)
    Women in Philosophy/Philosophers' Cocoon Job Market Mentoring Program

  2. Co-organizer (2018-2019)
    Panel hosted by the Committee on the Status of Women at the APA Central Meeting (2019)
    (Topic: Intersectionality)

  3. Co-organizer (2017-2018)
    Panel hosted by the Committee on the Status of Women at the APA Central Meeting (2018)
    (Topic: Implicit Bias in the Philosophy Classroom)

  4. Member of Committee on the Status of Women (2017-2020)
    American Philosophical Association

  5. Co-organizer (2017)
    Nature and Norms of Hope Conference, Cornell University

  6. Co-organizer (2016-2017)
    Equity Panel, Canadian Philosophical Association annual meeting
    (Topic: Stereotype Threat and Implicit Bias)

  7. Member of Equity Committee (2016-2017)
    Canadian Philosophical Association

  8. Co-organizer (2015-2016)
    Equity Panel, Canadian Philosophical Association annual meeting
    (Topic: Decolonizing Philosophy)

  9. Member of Quality Assurance Monitoring Committee (2015-2016)
    Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission

  10. Founding Member of Equity Committee (2015-2017)
    Dalhousie Department of Philosophy

  11. Graduate Contact (2015-2017)
    Minorities and Philosophy Dalhousie Chapter

Refereeing: Journal of Social PhilosophyInternational Journal of Feminist Approaches to BioethicsMind, Journal of Moral Philosophy, Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, Philosophical Studies (x2), Hypatia, Philosophical Explorations, Teaching Philosophy, The Nature and Norms of Hope Conference (2017), The Canadian Philosophical Association Annual Meeting (2018)

ACADEMIC EMPLOYMENT & EDUCATION POLICY:

  1. Research Assistant (2014)
    Equity Committee, Canadian Philosophical Association

  2. Consultant (2014)
    Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission

  3. Policy and Research Analyst (2013-2014)
    Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission

  4. Research Assistant (2012-2013)
    Department of Bioethics, Dalhousie University

  5. Social Media Manager (2012)
    Canadian Institute of Health Research funded event, “Out of the lab, on to the web?”

  6. Writing Tutor (2011-2013)
    The Writing Centre, Dalhousie University

  7. Research Assistant (2010)
    Faculty of Information and Media Studies, Western University

  8. Editorial Assistant (2009-2010)
    Department of History, Western University

SERVICE TO SAM HOUSTON STATE UNIVERSITY:

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  1. Search Committee (x2) (Fall 2018 - Spring 2019)

  2. Curriculum Committee (Fall 2018 - Spring 2019)

  3. Scholarship Selections Committee, Philosophy Program (Summer 2018; Spring 2019)

  4. Committee on Sponsoring Promising Undergraduate Research (Spring 2018 - Spring 2019)

  5. ​Faculty Advisor
    • Destiny Caldwell, "#MeToo? Exploring Inadequate Representation within Mainstream Social Justice Movements and Eradicating the 'All Lives Matter' Approach to Solidarity" (Spring 2019)

  6. Undergraduate Honors Project Supervision (Spring 2018, x3; Spring 2019)

    • Denise Guzman, "Life, Death, and Happiness"

    • Olivia Heide, "Ethics of Genetic Engineering Technologies"

    • Jessica Mizell, "Phil​osophy, Law, and Justice"

    • Monica Rodriguez, "Ethics of Genetic Enhancement"

  7. Search Committee (Fall 2017 - Spring 2018)

  8. Introduction to my research for the Psi Chi Psychology Club (Fall 2017)