Marti Kheel


Recent Appearances

Monday, June 27, 2011 — 7:00PM
Presentation on Nature Ethics: An Ecofeminist Perspective at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffee House in Baltimore, MD. More details | Facebook event page.

June 4-12, 2011
"Gender, Flesh and Dietary Identity." Presentation at the International Vegan Festival, Malaga, Spain. More details.

December 1, 2010
"Is Moral Concern for Animals 'sustainable'?" Presentation for the Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies series at the University of Cincinnati, organized by assistant professor Adrian Parr and funded by the Faculty Development Council. Download / view flyer on series. [PDF]

October 19, 2010
"The Contribution of Ecofeminism to Animal Ethics." Presentation at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, Brazil. University website.

October 9–12, 2010
"Coming Out Vegan: What Animal Activists Can Learn from the Lesbian and Gay Movements," and "The Ecology of Social Change: Lessons for Animal Activists." Presentations at Encontro Nacional de Direitos Animais (National Animal Rights Gathering), Porangaba, Brazil. More details.

about the talk:
What does it mean to have a dialogue about eating animals while ignoring the voices of the animals whose bodies are under discussion? Drawing on feminist notions of epistemic responsibility, I examine what obligations humans have to understand and respond to the communications of other animals, including those raised for food. Using the ecofeminist insight that domination of external nature is connected to domination of internal nature, I explore the internal dialogues surrounding suppression of emotional connection to animals. Drawing on the feminist care tradition, I present veganism as an embodied response to the communications of other animals.

July 15–19, 2010
Two presentations at the Animal Rights 2010 National Conference, Alexandria, VA. "Lunch with the Authors" will take place on July 17th. The other authors include Michael Budkie, Melanie Joy, Roberta Kalechofsky, and Dara Lovitz. "Commonality in the Oppression of Animals, Children, Women, Minorities" panel presentation will take place on July 18th. Other panelists include Pattrice Jones, Stephen Kaufman, and lauren Ornelas. More details.

April 7, 2010 — 8:00PM
"Feminist Perspectives on Veganism," a free public lecture at Georgetown University, White Gravenor Hall, Room 206, Washington DC. Sponsored by the Department of Culture & Politics.

April 16, 2010
"Religious and Spiritual Reflections on Seeing and Being Seen by Other Animals," panel presentation at "Troubling Recognition: Seeing Animals, Seeing Ourselves," the 2nd Annual "Do Unto Others" Animals and Religion Conference. Chapman University, Orange, CA. More details.

April 17, 2010
"Feminism and Animal Liberation: Making the Links," presentation at the 2nd annual Animal Liberation Forum. Sponsored by Cease Animal Torture (CAT), California State University, and Long Beach University. More details.

February 18, 2010 — 5:00PM–7:00PM
"Author-Meets-Critic: Marti Kheel's Nature Ethics: An Ecofeminist Perspective," panel presentation at the Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, IL. Sponsored by the International Society for Environmental Ethics, held in conjunction with the Central Division meeting of the American Philosophical Association.

Other panelists include Chris Diehm, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point; Chaone Mallory, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Villanova University; Adrian Parr, Visiting Associate Professor, School of Architecture and Interior Design, University of Cincinnati; Jason Kawall (panel chair), Department of Philosophy, Colgate University.

November 3, 2009 — 6:30PM
"Ecofeminism and Conservation Management: A Contradiction in Terms?" Noel Fine Arts Center (NFAC), Room 221, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Sponsored by the UWSP Department of Philosophy, Office of Multicultural Affairs, and Women's Studies Department.
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July 26, 2009
"Ecofeminism and Animal Ethics," presentation at Kindness House, Melbourne, Australia. Sponsored by the Winsome Constance Kindness Trust.

July 13–18, 2009
"Beyond the Model of Abstinence: An Ecofeminist Approach to Veganism," presentation for the Minding Animals International Academic & Community Conference. Newcastle, Australia. View the conference themes and objectives.

February 4, 2009
"Women, Nature, and Animals: Ecofeminist Reflections," a presentation for a series on Gender. University of Osnabrueck, Osnabrueck, Germany. Sponsored by the Equal Opportunities Office of Osnabruek University.
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November 1–3, 2008
"Feminist Perspectives on Vegetarianism: Beyond the Model of Abstinence," a paper for the American Academy of Religion Annual Conference. Chicago, IL.

October 30, 2008 — 7:30PM
Book Reading at Women and Children First Bookstore. Chicago, IL.
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October 8–11
Presentation on "Ethics and Ecofeminism: A Perspective on the Animal Rights Debate. 1 World Congress on Bioethics and Animal Rights ( I Congresso Mundial de Bioética e Direito Animal) Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. Sponsored by the Instituto Abolicionista Animal.

October 4–5, 2008
"Toppling Patriarchy with a Fork: The Radical Potential of Veganism," a presentation at World Veg Festival Weekend. San Francisco, CA.

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I would buy Nature Ethics for the section on vegan practice alone. Hats off to Marti Kheel and this wonderful book!

— Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
author of The Pig Who Sang
to the Moon
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