Marti Kheel


“Nature Ethics: An Ecofeminist Perspective,” Presentation on at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffee House in Baltimore, MD., June 27, 2011

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

"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, December 1, 2010. Download flyer on series.

"The Contribution of Ecofeminism to Animal Ethics." Presentation at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, Brazil, October 19, 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, October 9–12, 2010

"Commonality in the Oppression of Animals, Children, Women, Minorities," panel presentation at the Animal Rights 2010 National Conference, Alexandria, VA., July 18th, 2010. Additional presentation at a "Lunch with the Authors", July 17th, 2010, at the same conference.

"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. April 17, 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., April 16, 2010. More details

 "Feminist Perspectives on Veganism," a free public lecture at Georgetown University, Washington DC. Sponsored by the Department of Culture & Politics, April 7, 2010.

"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. (February 18, 2010)  Other panelists included 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.

"Ecofeminism and Conservation Management: A Contradiction in Terms?", University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Sponsored by the UWSP Department of Philosophy, Office of Multicultural Affairs, and Women's Studies Department, November 3, 2009  Download flyer

"Ecofeminism and Animal Ethics," presentation at Kindness House, Melbourne, Australia. Sponsored by the Winsome Constance Kindness Trust., July 26, 2009

"Beyond the Model of Abstinence: An Ecofeminist Approach to Veganism," presentation for the Minding Animals International Academic & Community Conference. Newcastle, Australia, July 13–18, 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, February 4, 2009. Download flyer.

"Feminist Perspectives on Vegetarianism: Beyond the Model of Abstinence," a paper for the American Academy of Religion Annual Conference, Chicago, IL., November 1–3, 2008

Book Reading at Women and Children First Bookstore. Chicago, IL. (October 30, 2008). Download flyer.

"Ethics and Ecofeminism: A Perspective on the Animal Rights Debate,  presentation at 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 8–11, 2008

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

"Sport Hunting and the Concept of Manliness in the American Conservation Movement." Paper presented at the American Men's Studies Association Conference: "Masculinities and Institutions: Mapping the Connections," Wake Forest University, Winston–Salem, NC, April 4–6, 2008.

"The Transformative Power of Stories: An Ecofeminist Perspective." Paper presented to the International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature, and Culture, University of Morelia, Mexico, January 17–20, 2008.

"Beyond the Force of Reason: Ecofeminism, Stories, and the Power to Effect Social Change." Paper presented at the National Women's Studies Association 28th Annual Conference, St. Charles, IL, June 28–July 1, 2007.

"The Masculinist Roots of Environmentalism: Conservation of What, and for Whom?" Paper presented at the National Women's Studies Association 27th Annual Conference, Oakland, CA, June 15–18, 2006.

"Toppling Patriarchy with a Fork: The Feminist Debate Over Meat." Paper presented at the National Women's Studies Association 26th Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, June 9–12, 2005. Also presented (revised) to the Pacific Division meeting of the Society for Women in Philosophy, California State University at Chico, September 24–25, 2005.

"Gender Identity and Nature Abuse." Paper presented for panel on "Psychological Roots of Alienation from and Abuse of Nature" at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA, August 15, 1998.

"The Hidden Hostility of Holism: An Ecofeminist Critique." Paper presented at conference, "Ecofeminism: A Practical Environmental Philosophy for the 21st Century," Missoula, MT, April 2–5, 1998.

"Compulsory Meat–Eating and the Lesbian/Vegetarian Connection." Paper presented at Exposed! Annual Conference and General Assembly, University of California at Santa Cruz, Porter College, February 6–8, 1998.

"The Heterosexist Subtext of the Justice/Care Debate." Paper presented to the Pacific Division meeting of the Society for Women in Philosophy, Miracosta College, Oceanside, CA, May 31, 1997.

"The Inner Life of Environmental Ethics: An Ecofeminist Critique." Paper presented at the Association for Women in Psychology Conference, Portland, OR, March 14–17, 1996.

"Environmental Ethics or License to Kill?" Paper presented at the Western Chapter Conference of the American Academy of Religion, California State University at Fullerton, March 18–20, 1993.

"The Psycho–Sexual Roots of Biocidal Violence." Paper presented at the World Congress on Violence and Human Coexistence, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, July 13–17, 1992.

"Animal Liberation and Environmental Ethics: Can Ecofeminism Bridge the Gap?" Paper presented at the National Women's Studies Association 11th Annual Conference, Akron, OH, June 20–24, 1990.

Nature Ethics is a major contribution to ecofeminist philosophy, animal liberation, and environmental ethics.

— Carol J. Adams
author of The Sexual Politics of Meat: A Feminist-Vegetarian Critical Theory
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