Look for Midwest SWIP
at the Central APA in Chicago
Feb 26-Feb 29, 2020

M-SWIP 2019 PROGRAM & Travel Info


NOVEMBER 1-3 AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI, OHIO *********************************************************************

All events take place at the Taft Research Center (Edwards One, 45-51 Corry Boulevard Cincinnati, OH 45221).

A special thanks to our 2019 conference sponsors: Taft Research Center, the Department of Philosophy, and the Department of WGSS.

Friday, November 1st 3:30-5:30pm – Keynote Talk by Serene Khader, “Is Universalism

the Cause of Feminist Complicity in Imperialism?”

Please join us for the reception after the keynote talk at Taft Research Center.

Saturday, November 2nd

8:00am-8:25am Coffee and snacks provided by the University of Cincinnati


  • “Performative Credibility Assignments as Epistemic Violence”
  • Eliana Peck (The Graduate School, CUNY)


  • “Passing, Being Trans Enough, and Transtrenders — Oh My!: Extending Young’s Model of the Scaling of Bodies”
  • Nic Jones (University of Washington)


  • “Reclamation Projects: What is (Re)Claimed?”
  • Erica Bigelow (Miami University)


  • “Hermeneutical Injustice Without Lacunae”
  • Arianna Falbo (Brown University)

12:20-1:50pm Lunch Break (a list of nearby eateries will be provided at the conference)


  • “Male, Female, and ‘Close Enough’: Why the dimorphic sex/gender distinction in medicine ought to be replaced”
  • Madeleine Kenyon (University of Victoria)


  • “The Right to Leave as Right to Immigrate”
  • Ariana Peruzzi (University of Michigan)


  • “Entrepreneurship Under Scarcity’
  • Audra Jenson (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Business Meeting

7:00pm – Dinner Gathering TBD

******Don’t forget to set your clocks back for Daylight Savings******

Sunday, November 3rd

8:30-8:50am Coffee and snacks provided by the University of Cincinnati


  • “Provocation’s Patriarchal Past: Debunking the Concession to Human Frailty”
  • Lauren Perry (Simon Fraser University)


  • “Women, Islam, and Embodiment: A Phenomenological Study of Women’s Experiences of their Bodies in Muslim Societies”
  • Paria Akbar Akhgari (Missouri State University)


  • “Embodied Ignorance in Epistemic Violence”
  • Ken Bruce (Miami University of Ohio)


Host Liaison

Sahar Heydari Fard
Philosophy Department
University of Cincinnati heydarsr@mail.uc.edu https://saharheydarifard.weebly.com/

Program Organizer

Meredith Verrochi
Department of Philosophy
Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville

Program Committee

Desiree Valentine, Marquette University Tempest Henning, Vanderbilt University

Travel from Airport

  • Cincinnati’s airport (CVG) is roughly 15.5 miles from UC; by Lyft or Uber, it is usually a 20-minute ride, depending on traffic.
  • Shuttles are also available, and they are 40$ roundtrip. You can find more information about shuttles here.
  • Carpooling is a good option if people arrive at the airport around the same time. You can use the link below to add your contact and arriving information and to see with who you can carpool. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/137uB8uhv7XWwGQrpffzk_o69OE5w2vNR_ReHSV7HGyQ/edit#gid=0

Taking the bus is another affordable option but it is time consuming.
You can take 2X (every 40 minutes, 2.75$) to downtown Cincinnati, walk 0.2 miles, and then take the route 17 bus towards Mt Airy (every 10 minutes, 1.75$) to UC. Please remember that you need to have the exact change. The whole trip from the airport usually takes 1 hour and 5 minutes.

Parking on Campus

Parking for visitors to the campus is limited, and designated spaces are few. Campus visitors, therefore, are encouraged to park in the following public parking areas.

  • U Square Loop Lot, 112W W McMillan St
  • U Square West Garage, 170 W McMillan St

Lodging (updated, 10-10-19)

The closest option, which is a 5 min walk from the conference venue, is Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriot (134$/night)

A more affordable option is Hopkins Park Bed & Breakfast, which is a 20 min walk from the conference venue (65$/night)

An alternative is the Quality Inn on Mitchell Ave in 45217 ($98/night), which is a 15- minute bus ride from the conference venue. Also, the Hampton Inn on campus is another really close option (115$/night).

285 Calhoun St Parking, 301Calhoun St

All meters along streets