Curriculum Vitae

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CATHERINE FULLARTON

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Doctoral Candidate – Philosophy | Emory University | cfullar@emory.edu

AOS: Ethics, Philosophy of Emotions, and Bioethics
AOC: 20th C. Continental (esp. Phenomenology & Existentialism), Ancient Philosophy

EDUCATION

PhD – Philosophy, Emory University (Atlanta, GA)
Entered Candidacy: August 2019; Completion Expected: Spring 2021
Dissertation Director: Prof. Marta Jimenez
Dissertation Title: “Expertise, Ethical Perception & Empathy in Aristotle,
Merleau-Ponty and Medical Ethics”
[Please view PDF of CV for Dissertation Abstract]

MA – Philosophy, Ryerson University (Toronto, ON)
Major Research Paper: “The Phenomenology of Pain as an Intersubjective Experience” (Passed with Distinction)

BA Hon. – Contemporary Studies & History, University of King’s College (Halifax, NS)
Honors Thesis: “Ethics of Deconstruction”

AWARDS

  • 2019 – Honorable Mention – Best Submission by a Graduate Student, Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy (SPEP)
  • 2015 – Doctoral Fellowship – Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), $20,000 per annum (4 years)
  • 2012 – Ontario Graduate Scholarship, Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP), $15,000
  • 2011 – Ryerson Graduate Award, Ryerson University, $1000
  • 2010 – Ryerson Graduate Award, Ryerson University, $1000
  • 2010 – Ryerson Graduate Scholarship, Ryerson University, $7000
  • 2010 – Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canadian Graduate Scholarship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), $17,500

PUBLICATIONS

Book Reviews

  • Review of Plant-Thinking: A Philosophy of Vegetal Life, by Michael Marder. Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review 53:4 (December 2014): 775-777. Print.
  • Review of Understanding Criminal Justice: A Critical Introduction, by Azrini Wahidin and Nicola Carr. Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review 53:2 (June 2014): 373-387. Print.
  • Review of The Ethics of Species: An Introduction, by Ronald L. Sandler. Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review 52:4 (December 2013): 822-824. Print.

Translation Work

  • Translation of Antonio Lamarra. “Genetic Context and Initial Reception of Leibniz’s Monadologie. Leibniz, Wolff and the Doctrine of Pre-established Harmony.” Forthcoming in Leibniz Review Vol. 28 (2019).
  • with Elena Bartolini. Translation of Claudia Baracchi. Friendship. Under review.

PRESENTATIONS

Conference Presentations (Refereed)

  • “Grief, Phantoms, and Re-membering Loss,” 58th meeting of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy (SPEP), Pittsburgh, PA, November 2019.
  • “Empathy, Perspective, Parallax,” International Merleau-Ponty Circle, New York City, NY, September 2019.
  • “Living with Ghosts: Being Haunted as a Structure of Experience,” International Association for the Philosophy of Death & Dying, Uppsala, Sweden, August 2018.
  • “Emotional Work in Progress: Empathy as an Interpersonal (Self-)Hermeneutic,” Canadian Hermeneutic Institute, Toronto, Canada, June 2016.
  • “Pain as an Intersubjective Experience.” Canadian Hermeneutic Institute, Toronto, Canada, June 2013.

Presentations at Scholarly Seminars & Workshops

  • “Co-Perception and Shared Worlds in Aristotelian Virtue Friendships,” Collegium Phaenomenologicum Participants’ Conference, Collegium Phaenomenologicum, Città di Castello, Italy, July 2018.
  • “Merleau-Ponty on Emotional Healing as Taking Time.” Concordia-Ryerson Joint Graduate Workshop on Intimacy, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada, 2013.
  • “Nature as Absolute Other: The Experience of the Sublime and Radical Alterity.” Concordia Ryerson Joint Graduate Workshop on Merleau-Ponty, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada, 2012.
  • “On the Possibility of Animal Suicide.” Concordia-Ryerson Joint Graduate Workshop on Animality, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada, 2011.

Commentaries at Conferences

  • Commentary: Robert English, “Grief, Desire, Loss.” American Philosophical Association (Eastern), Denver, CO, February 2019.
  • Commentary: David Wood, “The Unthinkable and the Im-possible.” Emory University’s Friday Philosophy Forum Speaker Series, Atlanta, GA, March 2016.

Other Presentations

  • Public Talk: “Grief as a Transformative Experience.” Death Café hosted by the University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley, McAllen, TX, April 2019.
  • Invited Panelist: “The Ethics of CRISPR: Editing the Human Embryo.” Emory Biotech Club, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, September 2017.
  • Intradepartmental Presentation: “Living with Ghosts: Being Haunted as a Structure of Experience.” Emory University’s Friday Philosophy Forum, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, November 2017.
  • Intradepartmental Presentation: “Toward an Empathy of Asking.” Emory University’s Friday Philosophy Forum, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, November 2016.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Instructor of Record

Fall 2019 PHIL 115: Introduction to Ethics – Emory University
Fall 2017 PHIL 116: Introduction to Bioethics – Emory University
Spring 2018 PHIL 126: Mind, Brain, Self, Evolution – Emory University

Teaching Assistant (Grader & Occasional Lecturer)

Fall 2016 PHIL 116: Introduction to Bioethics – Emory University
Spring 2017 PHIL 200: Ancient & Medieval Philosophy – Emory University

Graduate Assistant (Grader & Tutorial Leader)

Spring 2019 GRAD 700: “Progress”: An Interdisciplinary Reflection – Emory University
Fall 2015 ACS 100: Ideas that Shape the World I – Ryerson University
Fall 2014 ACS 100: Ideas that Shape the World I – Ryerson University
Fall 2013 ACS 100: Ideas that Shape the World I – Ryerson University
Fall 2011 PHIL 366: Existentialism and Art and Culture – Ryerson University
Winter 2011 SSH 105: Critical Thinking – Ryerson University

Graduate Assistant (Grader)

Winter 2016 PHIL 606: Philosophy of Love and Sex – Ryerson University
Winter 2014 PHIL 606: Philosophy of Love and Sex – Ryerson University
Winter 2013 PHIL 606: Philosophy of Love and Sex – Ryerson University
Winter 2012 PHIL 504: Philosophy of Art – Ryerson University
Fall 2010 PHIL 333: Philosophy of Human Nature – Ryerson University

LANGUAGES

French – fluent
Spanish – reading competency
Italian – reading competency
Ancient Greek – beginner
German – beginner