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Louise Richardson-Self

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Louise Richardson-Self

Lecturer in Philosophy & Gender Studies
School of Humanities

Room 365 , Humanities Building

+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.

Biography

Louise graduated with her PhD in Philosophy from the University of Sydney in 2014, and was a Research Affiliate with the University of Sydney and Lecturer in philosophy at the University of Wollongong from 2014-2015, before joining the University of Tasmania in 2015.

Louise’s research has been recognised and supported in many ways. In 2016, she was awarded the prestigious Max Crawford Medal by the Australian Academy of the Humanities for her research and public outreach on the issue of marriage equality.

In 2017, she was a Residential Fellow of the Humility and Conviction in Public Life project, hosted by the University of Connecticut, given her research on the issue of ‘hate speech’.

In 2019, Louise was awarded a Discovery Early Career Researcher Award from the Australian Research Council to pursue her project, entitled Hate Speech Against Women Online: Concepts and Countermeasures, with a forthcoming book by the same name due to be published in 2021. In this same year, she was also awarded the Australasian Association of Philosophy’s Annette Baier Prize for her article “Offending White Men: Racial Vilification, Misrecognition, and Epistemic Injustice”.

In 2020 Louise was also part of a team to be successfully funded by the ARC for a Discovery Project entitled Religious Freedom, LGBT+ Employees, and the Right to Discriminate.

She currently serves on the Australasian Association of Philosophy’s ‘Status of Women in the Philosophy Profession’ committee.

Her undergraduate and Honours studies were undertaken in Philosophy & Gender Studies at the University of Tasmania (2006-2009).

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Expertise

  • Feminist Theory
  • Social Philosophy
  • Political Philosophy
  • LGBTIQ Issues
  • Social Imaginaries theory

Research Themes

Louise is an intersectional feminist philosopher.

She is currently involved in two major research projects. The first investigates the problem of hate speech against women online. The second involves a team of researchers in sociology, criminology, and law, and investigates the compatibility of LGBTIQ rights to non-discrimination and the contemporary push to secure religious freedom.

She is currently contracted to write her second book, Hate Speech Against Women Online: Concepts and Countermeasures, with Rowman & Littlefield International’s ‘Social Imaginaries’ series. She is also the author of Justifying Same-Sex Marriage: A Philosophical Investigation (Rowman & Littlefield Intl. 2015).

Louise is also interested in: rights (especially human rights), free speech and censorship, French feminisms, the metaphysics of sex and gender, recognition theory, social epistemology (especially the problem of willful ignorance), and the limits of tolerance as a public virtue.

Fields of Research

  • Feminist Theory (220306)
  • Social Philosophy (220319)

Research Objectives

  • Social Ethics (950407)

Publications

Total publications

15

Highlighted publications

(4 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2018Journal ArticleRichardson-Self L, 'Woman-hating: On misogyny, sexism, and hate speech', Hypatia, 33, (2) pp. 256-272. ISSN 0887-5367 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/hypa.12398 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 4

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2018Journal ArticleRichardson-Self L, 'Offending white men: racial vilification, misrecognition, and epistemic injustice', Feminist Philosophy Quarterly, 4, (4) Article 4. ISSN 2371-2570 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5206/fpq/2018.4.6234 [eCite] [Details]

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2015BookRichardson-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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2012Journal ArticleRichardson-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 - 2Web of Science - 1

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Journal Article

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2020Cross B, Richardson-Self L, ''Offensiphobia' is a red herring: on the problem of censorship and academic freedom', The Journal of Ethics pp. 1-24. ISSN 1382-4554 (In Press) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10892-019-09308-z [eCite] [Details]

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2019Richardson-Self L, 'Reflections on imagination and embodiment in the work of Moira Gatens, 1983-2008', Parrhesia, 30 pp. 29-47. ISSN 1834-3287 (2019) [Refereed Article]

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2019Richardson-Self L, 'Cis-hetero-misogyny online', Ethical Theory and Moral Practice: An International Forum, 22, (3) pp. 573-587. ISSN 1386-2820 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10677-019-10019-5 [eCite] [Details]

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2018Richardson-Self L, 'Woman-hating: On misogyny, sexism, and hate speech', Hypatia, 33, (2) pp. 256-272. ISSN 0887-5367 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/hypa.12398 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 4

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2018Richardson-Self L, 'Same-Sex Marriage and the 'No' Campaign', Humanities Australia, 9 pp. 32-39. ISSN 1837-8064 (2018) [Non Refereed Article]

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2018Richardson-Self L, 'Offending white men: racial vilification, misrecognition, and epistemic injustice', Feminist Philosophy Quarterly, 4, (4) Article 4. ISSN 2371-2570 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5206/fpq/2018.4.6234 [eCite] [Details]

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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 - 2Web of Science - 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

(2 outputs)
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2020Richardson-Self L, Fielder B, Ezzy D, 'The aftermath of marriage equality in Australia Religious freedom and LGBTQ+ non-discrimination', Same-Sex Relationships, Law and Social Change, Taylor & Francis Group, F Hamilton and G Noto La Diega (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 91-108. ISBN 9780429021589 (2020) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Fielder B; Ezzy D

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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Review

(1 outputs)
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2017Richardson-Self L, 'Transatlantic feminisms: Women and gender studies in Africa and the diaspora', Emotion, Space and Society, 23 pp. 54-55. ISSN 1755-4586 (2017) [Review Single Work]

DOI: 10.1016/j.emospa.2017.05.004 [eCite] [Details]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

4

Total funding

$984,899

Projects

Religious freedom, LGBT+ employees, and the right to discriminate. (2020 - 2022)$575,000
Description
The project will contribute to Australias national interest through identifying effective Australian policies andpractices for managing religious freedom and LGBT+ rights in the workplace. This addresses a pressing contemporary social and cultural issue. In the medium to longer term, the research will provide economic and social benefits through identifying ways in which religious freedom and LGBT+ rights can be successfully negotiated in the workplace so as to inform institutional decision-making and public dialogue. Our comparative research will place Australia in the context of other modern democracies responses to religious freedom and LGBT+ rights. The research will enhance the international visibility of uniquely Australian solutions to these complex issues.
Funding
Australian Research Council ($575,000)
Scheme
Grant-Discovery Projects
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Ezzy D; Rice S; Dwyer AE; Richardson-Self LV; Beaman L
Period
2020 - 2022
Grant Reference
DP200100395
Hate Speech against Women Online (2019 - 2021)$390,478
Description
Women are subjected to many forms of attack online. This project aims to theorise online gendered hate speechagainst women, using a powerful emerging conceptual framework: social imaginaries. Expected outcomes includenew understandings of a salient social issue, and nuanced evaluations of legal and extra-legal responses: whichcan be justified, and which are most effective? Also expected are substantial benefits to scholarship at theintersection of four domains: hate speech theory, feminist philosophy, the social imaginaries literature, and theonline misogyny literature. The project promises enduring international and national benefits, serving Australiassocial and cultural commitment to womens equality and to improved cybersecurity.
Funding
Australian Research Council ($390,478)
Scheme
Fellowship-Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Richardson-Self LV
Period
2019 - 2021
Grant Reference
DE190100719
Religious freedom and same-sex discrimination; The experience of same-sex attracted workers in government funded faith based social service providers (2018)$16,016
Description
The project examines the experience of same-sex attracted workers in government funded faith based social service providers, such as social welfare organisations and schools.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($16,016)
Scheme
Grant-CAL Hothouse Research Enhancement Program
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Ezzy D; Dwyer AE; Richardson-Self LV; Hilkemeijer A; Fielder B
Year
2018
Hate Speech 2.0: Vilification in the Digital Age (2017)$3,405
Description
This project scopes a research design for proposing a new definition of hate speech, encompassing cyberhate.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($3,405)
Scheme
Grant-CAL Hothouse Research Enhancement Program
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Richardson-Self LV
Year
2017

Research Supervision

Current

2

Completed

1

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDResponses to Roadkill: Emotion, culture, action2018
PhDA PostJungian/Psychoanalytic Feminist Critique of Contemporary Domestic Noir Fiction2019

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDCreating an Ethics of Sexuate Difference: Looking at the philosophies of Luce Irigaray and Hannah Arendt together in order to develop new foundations for the future of feminist theory
Candidate: Nadine Sjoukje Picone
2019