Research and Curriculum Vitae
A full list of my publications can be found on my curriculum vitae, below, and the full text of selected publications can be found at the following website: https://works.bepress.com/aili_bresnahan/.
For my Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy article on "the philosophy of dance" see: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/dance/.
For my DancePhilosophers Fb page see: https://www.facebook.com/DancePhilosophers/. To join the DancePhilosophers Google group request membership through that page or through: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/dancephilosophers.
For some informal opinion pieces on some of my thoughts on the philosophy of dance see: http://www.aestheticsforbirds.com/2014/03/thoughts-on-philosophy-of-dance-by.html and www.f-mag.de/04-33.
For a short, general-audience video of a presentation on the philosophy of dance I did for Dayton's Pecha Kucha, No. 28, event see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpcycRl1QFg.
University of Dayton, Department of Philosophy
300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469-1546
Areas of Specialization: Aesthetics (especially the philosophy of dance, improvisation, and performance), American Philosophy, Philosophy of Law
Areas of Competence: Pre-Law Advising, Ethics, Philosophy of Human Rights, and Philosophy of Human Identity (race, gender, sexual orientation, and disability)
Associate Professor and the Humanities Commons Coordinator, Philosophy Department, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH (August 2019-present).
Assistant Professor, Philosophy Department, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH (August 2015-May 2019). Teaching: Aesthetics courses (see full course list on p. viii), Philosophy of Law, and Introduction to Philosophy. Humanities Commons Coordinator for a 3-year term that began in August of 2017.
Lecturer, Philosophy Department, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH (August 2012-May 2015). Teaching: Aesthetics and other courses as requested by the Department. Faculty Associate to the Graul Chair in Arts & Languages for the University of Dayton’s Rites.Rights.Writes series of interdisciplinary arts, culture, and human rights events (Fall 2013-Spring 2015).
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. Doctor of Philosophy, Philosophy (May 2012). Doctoral Thesis: Dance as Art: A Studio-Based Account. Dissertation Committee: Joseph Margolis (Advisor, Philosophy), Philip Alperson (Philosophy), Miriam Solomon (Philosophy), Karen Bond (Dance) and Elisabeth Camp (Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania).
Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC. Juris Doctor (May 1994). Final Thesis: Advocating Justice: Changing the Lawyer’s Professional Role and the Requirements of the Adversary System. Notes Editor, Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics. Student Attorney, Georgetown Family Poverty Law Clinic. Cast member with the Georgetown Gilbert & Sullivan Society. Intern at The American Arts Alliance, a non-profit that provides legal counsel for artists.
Columbia University, Columbia College, New York, NY. Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy (May 1990). Editorial Columnist, The Columbia Spectator. Parliamentary Debating Association. Witness for Peace delegate, Managua and La Victoria, Nicaragua.
University of London, King’s College, London, England (1988-1989). Junior Year Abroad Philosophy Student. Feature Writer, King’s College Student Newsletter. Kings’ College Players.
F.H. LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts (1983-1986). Ballet Major, Dance Department. Courses included Modern Dance (Graham Technique), Dance History, and Acting.
Journal articles, book chapters, and encyclopedia entries
[Forthcoming in 2021] “Interpretation in Dance Performing.” In The Bloomsbury Handbook to Dance and Philosophy. Edited by Rebecca Farinas and Julie Van Camp. Co-edited by Craig Hanks and Aili Bresnahan. London: Bloomsbury Publishing.
[Forthcoming in 2020] with co-authors Sara Houston and Einav Katan-Schmid. “Dance as Embodied Ethics.” In The Routledge Companion to Performance Philosophy. Edited by Laura Cull Ó Maoilearcaand Alice Lagaay. London: Routledge.
“Is Tap Dance a Form of Jazz Percussion?” Midwest Studies in Philosophy XLIV (2019): 183-194.
“The Philosophy of Dance” for The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Edward N. Zalta (principal editor), substantive revision published online on November 19, 2019. First published January 12, 2015. http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/dance/.
“Dance Rhythm.” In The Philosophy of Rhythm: Aesthetic, Music, Poetics, Ch. 5, 91-98, edited by Peter Cheyne, Andy Hamilton, and Max Paddison. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
“Perceiving Live Improvisation in the Performing Arts.” In Perception, Cognition, and Aesthetics, 106-119, edited by Dena Shottenkirk, Manuel Curado, and Steven S. Gouveia. London: Routledge, 2019.
With Michael Deckard. “Beauty in Disability: An Aesthetics for Dance and for Life.” In Dance and Quality of Life, Social Indicators Research Series, Vol. 73, Chapter 11, 185-206, edited by Karen Bond, Netherlands: Springer, 2019.
“Appreciating Dance: The View from the Audience.” In Aesthetics: A Reader in the Philosophy of the Arts, 4th edition, 347-350, edited by David Goldblatt, Lee Brown, and Stephanie Patridge. New York: Routledge, 2017.
“Dancing in Time.” In The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Temporal Experience, 339-348, edited by Ian Phillips. London: Routledge, 2017.
“How Artistic Creativity is Possible for Cultural Agents.” In Pragmatism, Metaphysics and Culture: Reflections on the Philosophy of Joseph Margolis, 197-216, edited by Dirk-Martin Grube and Robert Sinclair. Helsinki: The Nordic Pragmatism Network, 2015.
“Improvisation in the Arts.” Philosophy Compass 9, no. 10 (September 2015): 573-582. Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell.
“The Philosophy of Dance.” In The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Edward N. Zalta (principal editor). First published January 12, 2015. http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/dance/.
“Toward A Deweyan Theory of Ethical and Aesthetic Performing Arts Practice.” The Journal of Aesthetics and Phenomenology 1, no. 2 (November 2014): 133-148. Publisher: Bloomsbury.
“Censorship as Catalyst for Artistic Innovation.” Journal for Peace and Justice Studies 23, no. 2 (2014): 98-116. Publisher: Center for Peace and Justice Innovation at Villanova University.
“Improvisational Artistry in Live Dance Performance as Embodied and Extended Agency.” Dance Research Journal 46, no. 1 (April 2014): 84-94. Publisher: Cambridge University Press.
“Joseph Margolis.” In The Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, Second Edition, vol. 4, 246-250. Edited by Michael Kelly. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014.
“Morris Weitz.” In The Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, Second Edition, vol. 6, 271-274. Edited by Michael Kelly. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014.
Improvising Improvisation: From Out of Philosophy, Music, Dance, and Literature (by Gary Peters, University of Chicago Press, 2017), Transposition. Musique et sciences sociales 7 (2018), http://journals.openedition.org/transposition/2155.
Body Aesthetics (edited by Sherri Irvin, Oxford, 2016), The British Journal of Aesthetics 58, vol. 1 (27 February 2018): 111-113.
Embodied Philosophy in Dance: Gaga, and Ohad Naharin’s Movement Research (by Einav Katan, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016), The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 75, no. 3 (Summer 2017): 310-311.
Art and Morality: Essays in the Spirit of George Santayana (by Morris Grossman, Fordham University Press, American Philosophy series, 2014), Overhead in Seville: Bulletin of the Santayana Society 33 (Fall 2015): 68-71.
Acts: Theater, Philosophy and the Performing Self (by Tzachi Zamir, The University of Michigan Press, 2014), The Philosophers’ Magazine 69 (2nd Quarter 2015): 125-126.
The Philosophical Aesthetics of Dance: Identity, Performance and Understanding (by Graham McFee, Dance Books Ltd., 2011), The Dance Research Journal 45, no. 2 (August 2013): 142-145.
Magazines and blogs
“Diversified Philosophy.” The Philosophers’ Magazine 80 (1st Quarter 2018): 78-79.
“Dancing Philosophy: What Happens to Philosophy when Considered from the Point of View of the Dancer.” Fatum 4, no. 33 (June 2016 special issue on intelligence, form, and the arts): 37-39. Available online www.f-mag.de/04-33. Publisher: Technical University, Munich, Germany.
“Thoughts on the Philosophy of Dance by the Philosopher at the Dance Conference and the Dancer at the Philosophy Conference.” Aesthetics for Birds (March 31, 2014): http://www.aestheticsforbirds.com/.
[In preparation] A Philosophy of Dance Performing, a monograph on the philosophy of the dance that focuses on the dance performer’s agency in performing dance. It includes as discussion of improvisation, style, entrainment, and interpretation from this perspective.
[Invited and in preparation for April 2021 submission] "Dance Ethics" (exact title TBA). In The Oxford Handbook of Art and Aesthetics. Edited by James Harold. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, AND AWARDS
Fulbright U.S. Research Scholar Award to the United Kingdom (2020-2021). Research grant awarded in support of nine months of research on a project entitled “Cross-Cultural Ethical Agency in Dance and Philosophy” at the Centre for Dance Research at Roehampton University in London, UK.
University of Dayton Research Council Summer Research Fellowship and Grant-in-Aid (Summer 2017). $5,000 in fellowship funds and $1,500 in grant-in-aid funds to support research at the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in the Berkshires and the writing of one chapter of a philosophy of dance monograph.
University of Dayton Research Council Summer Research Fellowship and Grant-in-Aid (Summer 2016). $5,000 in fellowship funds and $913 in grant-in-aid funds to support research at the NY Performing Arts Library and the writing of one chapter of a philosophy of dance monograph.
Crossing Boundaries Award for Course Development (Spring 2013). $2,500 to develop Philosophy and Theatre/Dance: Performing Human Identity with UD’s Theatre Department, an interdisciplinary course that explores issues of performing human identity in dance and in theatre.
American Society for Aesthetics Honorarium for Managing Editor position for the American Society for Aesthetics Graduate E-journal (June 2010-June 2012). $3,200 plus expense reimbursement for participation at the national American Society of Aesthetics conferences for managing all aspects of the editing, marketing and publication of ASAGE, an online journal for high-quality graduate work in Aesthetics.
Temple University, Philosophy Department, Teaching/Research Fellowship, Philadelphia, PA (Fall 2008-June 2011). $15,000/year merit-based stipend plus tuition reimbursement for graduate studies at Temple University in exchange for teaching one course per semester and assisting Joseph Margolis with research. In addition, I provided editing assistance on Margolis’ books, On Aesthetics: An Unforgiving Introduction (2008); Pragmatism’s Advantage: American and European Philosophy at the End of the Twentieth Century (2009); and The Cultural Space of the Arts and the Infelicities of Reductionism (2010).
Congressional Black Caucus Fellowship, Office of Congressman Charles B. Rangel, Washington, DC (Summer 1987). I received a summer stipend and served as a Black Caucus fellow. I worked on issues including an international summit meeting on apartheid in South Africa and issues of local concern to East Harlem, NY residents.
CONFERENCE & WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS
Keynote Address, Workshop on Embodied Cognition and Dance, Department of Philosophy at the University of Memphis, TN (October 2020). Paper title is TBD.
Panelist, American Society for Aesthetics Panel on Embodied Beauties: The Politics and Aesthetics of the Moving Body, College Art Association Conference, Chicago, IL (February 2020): Dance as Body-Centered Art-in-Progress.
Keynote Address, Conference on Philosophy of Performance: Beyond the Continental/Analytic Divide, University of Kent (May 2019): The Case for Multi-Methodological Competency in Philosophy of Theatre Art. Sponsored by the British Society for Aesthetics, the Aesthetics Research Centre at the University of Kent, and the Centre for Performance Philosophy at the University of Surrey.
Invited Panelist, Jazz and Philosophy Intermodal Conference, Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA (April 2019): Tap Dance as Jazz Percussion.
Workshop Presenter, Creating A 21st-Century General Education Conference, Association of American Colleges and Universities (February 2019): Interdisciplinary Humanities Learning at the University of Dayton. Co-presenter with Bill Trollinger, Marissa McCray, and Phyllis Bergiel.
Invited Plenary Lecture, Summer Institute in American Philosophy, Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, Dayton, OH (July 2018): Philosophy, Sustainability, and the Arts. Co-presented with William C. Marvin.
American Society for Aesthetics Eastern Division Meeting (April 2018): Dancing Style.
Transmissions and Traces: Rendering Dance, Dance Studies Association Annual Meeting, Columbus, OH (October 2017): Moving Form in Langer, in Gaga, and in Ballet.
How Does Performance Philosophy Act? Ethos, Ethics Ethnography, Performance Philosophy Conference, The Academy of Sciences and the Academy of Performing Arts, Prague, Czech Republic (June 2017): Contact Philosophy: Dance as Embodied Ethics of Comprehension and Understanding. Co-presenter with Einav Katan-Schmid (Humboldt Universitat, Berlin) and Sara Houston (Roehampton, London).
Invited Lectures, Aesthetics Forum, Institute for Logic, Cognition, Language, and Information (ILCLI), University of the Basque Country, Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain (June 2017): Improvising Dance (first day), and Interpretation in Dance Performing (second day).
Invited Lecture, Dialogues on Dance, Philosophy, and Performance in the Contemporary Neoliberal Moment Conference, University of Coventry, UK (June 2017): Dancing Together: How Dance Involves Lived, Shared, and Interconnected Experience. Organized by the University of Coventry, the University of Brunel (London), the Performance Philosophy Institute (Surrey), and supported by the British Society for Aesthetics.
Invited Lecture and Seminar Workshop, Rutgers University Dance Department MFA Program, Mason Gross School of the Arts, New Brunswick, NJ (March 2017): The Aesthetics of Dance Improvisation: A Challenge for Philosophy. Co-sponsored by the Rutgers Philosophy Department and by the Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities. Here I provided a public address and then held a seminar the next day with the Rutgers Dance Department MFA program students.
American Society for Aesthetics National Meeting, Seattle, WA (November 2016): Immersive Beauty in Disabled Dance. Co-written with Michael Deckard from Lenoir-Rhyne University. Paper presented as part of a Disability Aesthetics panel that I organized.
Engagement: Symposium for Philosophy of Dance and Performance, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX (September 2016): Interpretation in Dance Performance.
American Society for Aesthetics National Meeting, Savannah, GA (November 2015): Taking It to the Stage: How Popular Dance Achieves Fine Art Status.
Keynote Speaker, Lenoir-Rhyne University Symposium on University Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE), Hickory, NC (April 2015): Unlocking Creativity through Improvisation.
American Philosophical Association Central Division Meeting, St. Louis, MO (February 2015): Taking It to the Stage: How Popular Dance Achieves Fine Art Status.
International Peace Research Association Conference, Istanbul, Turkey (August 2014): Ending Violent Conflict without Fixed Moral Principles.
American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Meeting, Baltimore, MD (December 2013): The Roar of the Crowd: Collective Appreciation in Sports and the Performing Arts.
American Society for Aesthetics, National Meeting, San Diego, CA (November 2013): Censorship as Catalyst for Artistic Innovation.
The Metaphysics of Culture–the Philosophy of Joseph Margolis Conference, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, Helsinki, Finland (May 2013): The Artist as Cultural Agent: A Theory of Artistic Practice Extrapolated from the Philosophy of Joseph Margolis.
American Society for Aesthetics, National Meeting, St. Louis, MO (October 2012): Improvisational Artistry and Style in Live Dance Performance as Evidence of Embodied and Extended Mind. Paper presented as part of a dance and embodiment panel that I organized.
Feminist Pragmatism in Place Colloquium, University of Dayton, OH (October 2012): “Ballet is for Girls and Girlie-Men”: A Pragmatist, Feminist Evaluation of Why Dance is an Undervalued Art.
Illinois Philosophical Association, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL (November 2011): When Studio Meets Audience in Artistic Dance Practice: A Pragmatic Account.
American Society for Aesthetics, National Meeting, Tampa, FL (October 2011): When Studio Meets Audience in Artistic Dance Performance.
American Society for Aesthetics, National Meeting, Victoria, BC (October 2010): Rethinking the Role of Subjectivity in Dance: An Analysis of Susanne Langer’s “Virtual Powers.”
American Society for Aesthetics, National Meeting, Boulder, CO (October 2009): Toward a Deweyan Theory of Performing Arts Practice.
American Society for Aesthetics, Eastern Division Meeting, Philadelphia, PA (April 2008): Interpreting Margolis: An Attempt to Simplify (Without Reducing) His View of Determinable but Not Determinate Artistic Properties.
COMMENTS AND OTHER PRESENTATIONS
American Society for Aesthetics, National Meeting, Toronto, Canada (October 2018): Comment on On the Structure of Improv-Artistry as a Skillful Action by Tyler Olsson.
American Society for Aesthetics, National Meeting, New Orleans, LA (November 2017): Chair and organizer of panel on Afro-Caribbean dance.
American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division Meeting, Philadelphia, PA (December 2014): Comment on The Imaginative and Fictionality Puzzles by Nils-Hennes Stear.
Rites.Rights.Writes Philosophy Department Symposium, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH (November 2014): Organizer and presenter on a panel entitled Philosophy and Peace Discourse.
American Society for Aesthetics, National Meeting, San Antonio, TX (October 2014): Comment on Aesthetic Judgment in Law by Brian Soucek.
Rites.Rights.Writes Philosophy Department Symposium, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH (October 2013): Organizer and presenter on a panel entitled Oppression and Resilience: Human Rights and the Arts.
Guest Presenter, Art Street Film Series, University of Dayton (March 2013): Presentation on the philosophy of street art and institutional definitions of art before a screening of the 2010 Banksy film, “Exit Through the Gift Shop.”
American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division, Seattle, WA (April 2012): Comment on Dance: The Ephemeral Art? by Renee Conroy.
The Aesthetics of Music and Sound: More than Meets the Ear, Syddansk Universitet, The University of Southern Denmark (March 2012): Presented Reflections on Improvisational Artistry and Style in Live Music and Dance Performance for an international lecture series moderated by Cynthia M. Grund.
American Society for Aesthetics, Eastern Division Meeting, Philadelphia, PA (April 2011): Comment on The Audience is Present: Romanticism and the Performances of Marina Abramović by Rachel Falkenstern.
American Society for Aesthetics, Eastern Division Meeting, Philadelphia, PA (April 2010): Comment on Anatomical Evolution and the Aesthetic Response to Figurative Art by Albert Magro.
American Society for Aesthetics, Eastern Division Meeting, Philadelphia, PA (April 2009): Comment on Dreams in Motion: A Phenomenological Analysis of Masculinity, Sexuality and Class in Dance Films by Ellen Miller.
American Society for Aesthetics, Eastern Division Meeting, Philadelphia, PA (April 2007): Is There a Role for the Ontology of Art in Copyright Analysis? (Comment on Can You Copyright A Plot?) by Darren Hudson Hick.
ACADEMIC WORK EXPERIENCE
Courses Taught at University of Dayton:
• Philosophy of Art (at UD in Dayton and for the Study Abroad Program in Dublin and Belfast in Ireland and Northern Ireland)
• Body Aesthetics (an advanced undergraduate seminar)
• Philosophy of Experiential Art (a directed readings independent study course for a senior undergraduate student seeking a philosophical basis for an experiential installation art project)
• Philosophy and Film
• Philosophy and Literature
• Philosophy of Law
• Philosophy and Theatre/Dance: Performing Human Identity (this is a Common Academic Program course I developed for UD)
• Philosophy and Human Rights (Integrated Study Abroad Program in Leipzig, Germany)
• Philosophy of Music (Study Abroad Program in Leipzig, Germany)
• Introduction to Philosophy
• Introduction to Philosophy (Honors)
Teacher and Research Fellow/Assistant, Philosophy Department, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA (Fall 2008-June 2010). Full-charge teacher in the Temple Philosophy Department (see “Courses Taught” for descriptions, below). Research Assistant for Professor Joseph Margolis.
Full-charge Courses Taught at Temple University:
• The Meaning of the Arts
• Introduction to Philosophy
• American Thinkers
• Senior Pre-Law Seminar
• Art & Society
Adjunct Professor, Humanities Department, East-West University, Chicago, IL (January 2005-June 2007). Taught Introduction to Philosophy, Ethics & Society, and Critical Reading and Writing to undergraduate students of diverse economic and educational backgrounds at an open-enrollment university in Chicago’s South Loop.
PROFESSIONAL SERVICE AND MISCELLANEOUS EXPERIENCE
Humanities Commons Coordinator, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Dayton (August 2017-May 2020). In this three-year position, I coordinate support for and integration of the Humanities Commons (the English, History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies departments) with the Common Academic Program and with other UD initiatives for student and faculty learning and development. This includes management of the First-Year Arts Immersion experience.
Aesthetics Editor, The Philosophers’ Magazine (March 2017-Present). In this position, I solicit and edit articles on popular, contemporary, and diverse topics in Aesthetics for a general philosophy audience.
Vice-Chair, The American Society for Aesthetics Diversity Caucus (Fall 2016-Present). My job here is to assist the Chair (currently C. Thi Nguyen) in efforts to increase diversity at the American Society for Aesthetics and in the field of Aesthetics overall.
Program Committee, The American Society for Aesthetics 77th Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ (October 2019). My role here will be to review papers and panel proposals, make decisions on awards, and perform other tasks as needed by the American Society for Aesthetics Program Chair.
Faculty Fellow, Collegium Annual Colloquy at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA (June 2018). Participated in weeklong Colloquy on Faith and Intellectual Life at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Advisory Committee, Philosophy Department, University of Dayton (Fall 2016-Spring 2019). This committee advises the department on programming, hiring, and other administrative matters.
Hiring Committee, Philosophy Department, University of Dayton (Fall 2018-Spring 2019). This is a search for a tenure-line faculty member in Philosophy of Mind.
Pre-Law Studies Committee, University of Dayton (Spring 2015-Present). Here I represent the Philosophy Department as part of the committee that advises and helps to disseminate information on the Pre-Law Studies program.
Hiring Committee, University of Dayton Department of Art & Design (Fall 2017-Spring 2018). Here I served as part of the hiring committee for a tenure-line faculty member in Ceramics.
Ad Hoc Committee on Information Literacy, University of Dayton College of Arts & Sciences (Fall 2017-Spring 2018). This committee will make recommendations to the Academic Senate on curricula related to student information literacy.
Advisory Board, ASAGE (The American Society for Aesthetics Graduate E-journal) (Fall 2015-Present). I advise the graduate student editors on all aspects of publishing and marketing this online journal in aesthetics along with serving on the hiring committee for the next journal editors. I was also part of the ASA review committee for this journal in the summer and fall of 2017.
Mentor, The Job Candidate Mentoring Program for Women in Philosophy (Fall 2016-Spring 2017). Here I met with a job candidate who was on the market for the first time and shared advice and support during all stages of the job market process.
Co-Dissertation Advisor, Philosophy Department, University of the Basque Country, Spain (Fall 2016-present). I have been asked to guide the research and writing of a PhD candidate’s dance philosophy dissertation.
Peer Reviewer for Mobilitas Pluss Postdoctoral Grant Application for The Estonian Research Council (May 2017 and April 2018). This involved reviewing initial and resubmission applications for a project on dance narratology.
Outside Examiner for Master’s Thesis, Philosophy Department, Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand, (Summer 2016). Here I reviewed a thesis in the philosophy of dance (on Butoh).
Panelist, Humanities Connections to the Garden of Cosmic Speculation, Humanities Commons Workshop (May 10, 2016).
Program Organizer, American Society for Aesthetics Eastern Division Meeting, Philadelphia, PA (March 2015 and April 2016).
Panelist, Dance during WWI, sponsored by the Alumni Chair in the Humanities, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH (February 2015).
Program Organizer, Conference in Honor of Joseph Margolis’ 90th Birthday, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA (May 2014).
Panelist, Interdisciplinary faculty discussion, Jud Yalkut: Vision and Sur-Realities, University of Dayton (February 2013).
Peer Article Reviewer (Fall 2012-Present). I have evaluated potential articles for publication for The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, The British Journal of Aesthetics, Choreographic Practices, Debates in Aesthetics, Hypatia, The Dance Research Journal, Philosophy Compass, Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, The Journal of Dance Therapy, The Journal of Music and Meaning, The Journal of Social Philosophy, The Polish Journal of Aesthetics, Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, Philosophical Papers, and Memory Studies.
Founder and Moderator, DancePhilosophers Google group (Fall 2011-Present). This is an informal group for those interested in the philosophy of dance (construed broadly) for sharing resources, calls for papers, research, and other information. To date, the list has approximately 150 members, including philosophers, dance and performance studies scholars, and working dance artists and choreographers.
ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
• The American Philosophical Association
• The American Society for Aesthetics
• The Dance Studies Association (formerly the Congress on Research in Dance and the Society of Dance History Scholars)
• Former member in good standing of the American Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, and the Chicago Bar Association
• Former professional ballet dancer with The Amato Opera Company and The Eglevsky Ballet