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Louise Richardson-Self

Lecturer in Philosophy & Gender Studies
School of Humanities

Room 365, Humanities Building, Sandy Bay Campus

+61 3 6226 2254 (phone)

+61 3 6226 7847 (fax)

Louise.RichardsonSelf@utas.edu.au

Louise joined the University of Tasmania as a Lecturer in Philosophy and Gender Studies in the School of Humanities in July 2015, and teaches into both the Philosophy and Gender Studies majors.

Career summary

Biography

Previously she held a contract position in Philosophy at the University of Wollongong (2015). Louise graduated with a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Sydney in 2014, and was a Research Affiliate with the University of Sydney for one year (2014-2015). Her undergraduate and Honours studies were undertaken at the University of Tasmania (2006-2009).

Research Themes

Louise's research to-date focuses primarily on LGBTIAQ rights, from the nexus of political philosophy, ethics, and feminist philosophy. Her recent book, Justifying Same-Sex Marriage: A Philosophical Investigation, focuses on the trend of justifying same-sex marriage using rights rhetoric. She critiques dominant justifications for same-sex marriage and propose an alternative combined approach to justifying same-sex marriage. This approach is inspired by discursive constructivism and French feminist philosophy. The combined approach emphasises pluralisation, focusing on the ways that societies and the law may recognise and value multiple forms of caring relationships without hierarchically valuing marriage. Central to this project is, additionally, an emphasis on the dominant social imaginary.

Her work in progress continues to build on this notion of the social imaginary, drawing together and making sense of its use primarily within the philosophical literature. In addition, Louise hypothesises that a more robust account of the social imaginary (or, social imaginaries) can allow for unique insights into matters of contemporary ethical and political relevance. Her current interest is to investigate the nature of the harm that is occasioned in instances of hate speech.

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Expertise

  • The Imaginary as figured in philosophical and cultural scholarship
  • Hate Speech, Harm, and Contemporary Accounts of Human Rights
  • Feminist Ethics, Feminist Political Philosophy
  • LGBTIAQ Issues
  • Issues in Contemporary Philosophy of Sex (e.g. Metaphysics of Sex and Gender)‚Äč

Fields of Research

  • Feminist Theory (220306)
  • Social Philosophy (220319)
  • Ethical Theory (220305)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages (200319)

Research Objectives

  • Social Ethics (950407)
  • Technological Ethics (950408)

Publications

Total publications

7

Journal Article

(5 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2015Richardson-Self L, 'Reporting on LGBTIAQ Politics Some Strategies for Journalists', Asia Pacific Media Educator, 25, (2) pp. 171-181. ISSN 1326-365X (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1326365X15604252 [eCite] [Details]

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2014Richardson-Self LV, 'Same-Sex Marriage: Zero Tolerance', Parrhesia: a journal of critical philosophy, 21 pp. 113-124. ISSN 1834-3287 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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2014Richardson-Self LV, 'Same-sex marriage: The road to social justice?', Australian Review of Public Affairs, (May, 2014) pp. 1-9. ISSN 1832-1526 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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2012Richardson-Self LV, 'Questioning the Goal of Same-Sex Marriage', Australian Feminist Studies, 27, (72) pp. 205-219. ISSN 1465-3303 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/08164649.2012.678572 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

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2012Richardson-Self LV, 'Coming Out and Fitting In: Same-Sex Marriage and the Politics of Difference', M/C Journal; A Journal of Media and Culture, 15, (6) pp. 1-8. ISSN 1441-2616 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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Book

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2015Richardson-Self LV, 'Justifying Same-Sex Marriage: A Philosophical Investigation', Rowman and Littlefield, London, pp. 192. ISBN 9781783483211 (2015) [Authored Research Book]

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Chapter in Book

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2014Richardson-Self LV, 'Irigarayan Insights on the Problem of LGBT Inequality', Everyday Feminist Research Praxis: Doing Gender in the Netherlands, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Domitilla Olivieri, Koen Leurs (ed), Newcastle upon Tyne, pp. 40-55. ISBN 978-1-4438-6011-6 (2014) [Research Book Chapter]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

1

Total funding

$3,504

Projects

Hate Speech 2.0: Vilification in the Digital Age (2017)$3,504
Description
This project scopes a research design for proposing a new definition of hate speech, encompassing cyberhate.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($3,504)
Scheme
Grant-CAL Hothouse Research Enhancement Program
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Richardson-Self LV
Year
2017

Research Supervision

Current

1

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDCan the humanist Thought of Hannah Arendt be Made Feminist?: Using the Philosophy of Luce Irigaray to Make the Philosophy of Hannah Arendt Feminist2016