Coming to Life: Philosophies of Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Mothering

By Sarah Lachance Adams; Caroline R. Lundquist | Go to book overview

Contributors

Melissa Burchard is associate professor of philosophy at the University of North Carolina, Asheville. She has published articles on entertainment media and violence, sexual identity, and feminist jurisprudence. Her interests include trauma theory, representations of trauma in children’s stories, problematic sexual desires, and epistemological and ethical implications of trauma. She also cannot resist opportunities to present papers on Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Sonya Charles specializes in reproductive ethics and feminist philosophy. She has written on articles on multiple birth, illicit drug use during pregnancy, vaginal birth after a cesarean section, the role of obstetricians in combating violence against women, and trustworthiness as a parental virtue. She teaches philosophy at Cleveland State University.

Cynthia Coe is an associate professor of philosophy and director of the women’s and gender studies program at Central Washington University. She specializes in continental ethics and feminist theory, with particular interest in Michel Foucault, Emmanuel Levinas, and Luce Irigaray.

Frances Gray is an honorary research advisor in the School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics at the University of Queensland, Australia. She is the author of two books, Jung, Irigaray, Individuation: Philosophy, AnalyticalPsychology and the Question of the Feminine (2007) and Cartesian Philosophy and the Flesh: Reflections on Incarnation in Analytical Psychology (2012). She is a registered mediator, and in her work, she focuses on philosophy as embodied practice.

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