Dr. Kim Hall
Books and Edited Collections:
Feminist Disability Studies, Editor (Indiana University Press, 2011).
Disability, like questions of race, gender, and class, is one of the most provocative topics among theorists and philosophers today. This volume, situated at the intersection of feminist theory and disability studies, addresses questions about the nature of embodiment, the meaning of disability, the impact of public policy on those who have been labeled disabled, and how we define the norms of mental and physical ability. The essays here bridge the gap between theory and activism by illuminating structures of power and showing how historical and cultural perceptions of the human body have been informed by and contributed to the oppression of women and disabled people.
Whiteness: Feminist Philosophical Reflections, co-edited with Chris J. Cuomo (Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield, 1999).
Written in an engaging narrative style, this book contains reflections on the meanings of whiteness in racist contexts. By considering whiteness as it shapes and is infused by gender, class, sexuality, and culture, these philosophical investigations undermine racist hierarchies along with false naturalistic conceptions of the meanings of race and universalistic understandings of gender. Central to this project are questions about how it is that culture and the state create such a wide range of different people who understand themselves as white. The essays collected here discuss how one learns to be a good white Southern woman, what it means to pass as white, and whether there really is a dilemma that accompanies white privilege. At the heart of this collection are analyses of the relationships between the construction of whiteness and the realities of racism, and politics that hope for a connection between understanding racial formations and resisting racisms.
- Special issue of NWSA Journal on Feminist Disability Studies, vol.14, no.3 (Fall 2002), guest editor.
Books in Progress:
- Making Our Bodies Our Selves (manuscript in progress).
Articles and Journal Editorships:
- "'Not Much to Praise in Such Seeking and Finding': The Biological Turn in the Humanities, Evolutionary
Psychology, and the Epistemology of Ignorance", Hypatia: Journal of Feminist Philosophy (forthcoming spring
- “Queer Breasted Experience,” In “You’ve Changed: Sex Reassignment and Personal Identity, ed. Laurie J. Shrage (New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009), 121-134.
- “Queer Breasted Experience,” American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Feminism and Philosophy, Vol.6, No.2, Spring 2007.
- "Queerness, Disability, and the Vagina Monologues," Hypatia: Journal of Feminist Philosophy.20(1), Winter 2005, 99-119. Reprinted in Philosophy and Sex, 4th edition, eds. Robert B. Baker and Kathleen J. Wininger (Prometheus Books, 2009).
- “Sister Woman Chainsaw II: Reading Chris Cuomo’s Feminism and Ecological Communities,” in Ethics and the Environment, 4(1), 1999, 79-84.
- “My Father’s Flag,” Whiteness: Feminist Philosophical Narratives, eds. Chris J. Cuomo and Kim Q. Hall (Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield, 1999).
- “So Why Don’t You Just Leave?: Thoughts on Feminist Solidarity in Academia,” American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Feminism and Philosophy, Vol. 99, No. 1, Fall 1999.
- “White Women Doing Critical Race Theory: Some Ethical and Political Considerations,” American Philosophical Association Newsletter on the Black Experience and Law, Special Joint Issue on Critical Race Theory, Spring 1999.
- “Sensus Communis and Violence: A Feminist Reading of Kant’s Critique of Judgment,” Feminist Interpretations of Immanuel Kant, ed. Robin M. Schott (Penn State University Press), 1997.
- "Gender,” In Encyclopedia of American Disability History, 3 Volumes, ed. Susan Burch (Facts on File, 2009).
- “Queer Theory,” In Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy, eds. J. Baird Callicott and Robert Frodeman (Gale Cengage, 2008).
- "Queer Theory,” Sex from Plato to Paglia: A Philosophical Encyclopedia, Volume 2, ed. Alan Soble (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2006).
- "Lesbian Feminism," Sex from Plato to Paglia: A Philosophical Encyclopedia, Volume 1, ed. Alan Soble (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2006).
- "Toni Morrison’s Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination, " In A Toni Morrison Encyclopedia, ed. Elizabeth Beaulieu (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2002).
- "Toni Morrison’s Race-ing Justice, Engendering Power: Essays on Anita Hill, Clarence Thomas, and the Construction of Social Reality," In A Toni Morrison Encyclopedia, ed. Betsy Beaulieu (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2002).
- Review of Body Talk: Philosophical Reflections on Sex and Gender by Jacquelyn Zita, Journal of Homosexuality, Vol.47, No.1 (2004).
- Review of Where We Stand: Class Matters by Bell Hooks, Hypatia: Journal of Feminist Philosophy, vol.18, no.2 (Spring 2003).
- Review of Feminist Ethics and Politics, edited by Claudia Card, The Lesbian Review of Books, Vol. VII, No.3 (Spring 2001).
- Review of Violence Against Women: Philosophical Perspectives edited by Stanley G. French, Wanda Teays, and Laura Purdy and Daring to be Good: Essays in Feminist Ethico-Politics edited by Bat Ami Bar-On and Ann Ferguson, NWSA Journal, Vol.12, No.1 (Spring 2000).
- Review of “InVersions: Lesbian Writing, Power, and Pedagogy,” Educational Studies, Special Issue on Gay and Lesbian Theory, ed. Deborah Britzman, Fall 1993.
Publications in Popular Press:
- "Darwin and the Morality Debate,” Appalachian Today, Fall 2008.
Cognizance Undergraduate Philosophy Journal
Cognizance is an online journal created to showcase outstanding work in philosophy and promote outsider interest in philosophical topics. Cognizance is a joint effort between graduate students of Tufts University and undergraduates of Appalachian State University. The Editor-in-Chief is Jordan Gray.