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Kate Manne Lecture: "The Authority of Hunger"

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Kate Manne
Sage School of Philosophy
Cornell University
Miller Learning Center, Room 248
Women's History Month

Join us for a lecture by renowned feminist philosopher and cultural commentator Dr. Kate Manne. Dr. Manne will be speaking on "The Authority of Hunger," drawing from her recently published book Unshrinking: How to Face Fatphobia. Part memoir, part polemic, and part philosophy, this book aims to show why fatphobia is a vital social justice issue and provide an analysis of what fatphobia is and how it works. 

Dr. Manne is an associate professor of the Sage School of Philosophy at Cornell University, where she has been teaching since 2013. Before that, she was a junior fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows from 2011 to 2013. She did her graduate work in philosophy at MIT from 2006 to 2011, with the generous support of a General Sir John Monash scholarship. She was an undergraduate at the University of Melbourne (her hometown), where she studied philosophy, logic, and computer science.

Her current research is in moral philosophy (especially metaethics and moral psychology). feminist philosophy, and social philosophy. She also enjoys writing opinion pieces, essays, and reviews for a wider audience, and has been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Policito, The Atlantic, New York Magazine, and Huffington Post, among other outlets. Dr. Manne's previous two books, Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny, and Entitled: How Male Privilege Hurts Women have become standard texts in Women's and Gender Studies and Philosophy classrooms. 

Cosponsored by the Philosophy Department and the Willson Center. Part of the University's Signature Lecture Series. 

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