CV

Last Updated: June 8, 2022

ANDREW LOPEZ

Department of Philosophy, Queen’s University, Kingston


RESEARCH

AOS: Animal & Environmental Philosophy, Social and Political Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy
AOC: Philosophy of Race, Philosophy of Biology, Latin American Philosophy


EDUCATION

Ph.D. Philosophy (Expected: June 2023)
Queen’s University

Committee: Will Kymlicka (Supervisor), Lisa Guenther, Sergio Sismondo

Dissertation Title: Interspecies Knowledge: Injustice, Sociality, and Civic Epistemologies


Abstract: This project brings together work in epistemic injustice, political philosophy, animal ethology, and phenomenology to argue for nonhuman animals as epistemic agents that can be subject to epistemic injustice. Chapters focus on: establishing nonhuman animals as knowers, detailing what forms of knowledge they are capable of possessing and how these forms can be subject to epistemic injustice, and, finally, establishing norms for an interspecies civic epistemology that details institutionalized practices for members of a society to test and deploy knowledge claims for the purposes of collective decision-making.


M.A. Philosophy (2018)
Dalhousie University


Committee: Letitia Meynell (Supervisor), Andrew Fenton, Greg Scherkoske


Thesis Title: ‘The Taming of Savagery’: Kantian Perspectives on Animal Embodiment and Human Dignity


B.A. Philosophy (2015)

California State University, Fullerton


AWARDS

Queen’s University

Conference Travel Grant (2019 2020)
Admission Award (2018 2019)

Dalhousie University

Conference Travel Grant (2017-2018)
Douglas Butler Memorial Prize: Best M.A. Essay Award (2016 2017)

PUBLICATIONS

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Lopez, A. (forthcoming). Nonhuman Animals and Epistemic Injustice. Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy.

Meynell, L., & Lopez, A. (2021). Gendering animals. Synthese.

Translations

Aceves, K. & Lopez, A. (forthcoming). "Manuel Bolom Pale's 'Analysis of a Process: Chanubtasel-P'ijubtasel.'" Journal of Mexican Philosophy.

Book Reviews

Lopez, A. (2017). Matthew Ratcliffe’s Experiences of Depression: A Review. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 23(5), 1090–1091.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Can Nonhuman Knowers be Wronged? Epistemic Injustice and Conspecifics as Repositories of Knowledge (05/2022)

Animal Minds 2022
UC San Diego, San Diego, California, USA

Nonhuman Animals, Transportation Technologies, and Epistemic Injustice (09/2021)

MANCEPT Workshops: Politics, Animals, and Technology
University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

Gendering Animals (coauthor: Letitia Meynell) (06/2020)

Canadian Philosophical Association (Cancelled: COVID Pandemic)

London, ON, Canada


Spinoza & Nietzsche: Humility and Humiliation Between Human and Animal Nature (11/2019)

International Association for Environmental Philosophy

Pittsburgh, PA, USA


(En)gendering Animals (coauthor: Letitia Meynell) (10/2019)

Canadian Society for Women in Philosophy: Feminism & Food

University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada


Reflections on Personhood Concerning Tommy and Kiko (01/2018)

Minding Animals

Universidad Autonoma Nacional de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico


Human Dignity and Animal Vulnerability (11/2017)

The Irish Philosophical Society: Humans & Other Animals

Carlow College, Carlow, Ireland


Eliminative Materialism and Non-Anthropocentric Ethics (10/2017)

International Association for Environmental Philosophy

Memphis, TN, USA


Quine & Agamben: Ontological Relativity and Anthropogenesis 10/2017)

Atlantic Region Philosophers’ Association

Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, NS, Canada

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE


Research Assistant

Kingston Interspecies Community Research Group (10/2018 – 04/2019)

SSHRC Grant: “Chimpopolis: Science, Society, and the Political Animal (02/2017 – 08/2018)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Instructor of Record

Life, Death, and Meaning (Summer 2022)
Life, Death, and Meaning (Summer 2021)

Teaching Assistant

What is Philosophy? (Winter 2022)
Creativity (Fall 2021)
Philosophy of Biology (Winter 2021)
Moral Issues (Fall 2020)
Beginning Spanish (Summer 2020)
Fundamental Questions (Winter 2020)
Fundamental Questions (Fall 2019)
Beginning Spanish (Summer 2019)
Minds & Machines (Winter 2019)
Life, Death, and Meaning (Fall 2018)
Ethics & Health Care: Social Policy (Winter 2018)
Introduction to Philosophy (Fall 2017)
Introduction to Philosophy (Winter 2017)
Introduction to Philosophy (Fall 2016)


SERVICE

Queen’s Philosophy Graduate Student Association

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Indigeneity Representative (2020 – 2022)
Graduate Equity Committee Representative (2019 – 2022)
Appointments Committee Graduate Representative (2018 – 2019)

Minorities and Philosophy at Queen’s

Organizing Member (2018 – )

Conference Organizing & Volunteering

Shaping a More Just Bioethics: A Celebration of the Work of Susan Sherwin (05/2018)


GRADUATE COURSEWORK (* INDICATES AUDIT)

Queen’s University

20th Century Philosophy: Understanding Human Action (David Bakhurst)*
Major Figures: Descartes (Elliot Paul)*
Metaphysical Philosophy in Historical Perspective (Henry Laycock)*
Disability Studies (Thomas Abrams)*
Current Issues in Epistemology (Elliot Paul)
Science & Public Reason (Sergio Sismondo)
Settler Colonialism & Incarceration (Lisa Guenther)
Human Flourishing and Equality (Christine Sypnowich)
Colloquium in Political, Legal Thought (Jean Thomas & Gregoire Webber)
Major Figures: Spinoza (Jon Miller)

Dalhousie University

Philosophy of Race (Chike Jeffers)*
Philosophy of Animal Minds (Letitia Meynell)*
Kantian Ethics (Greg Scherkoske)
Topics in Ethics: Contemporary Liberal Theory (Greg Scherkoske)
Philosophy of Medicine (Kirstin Borgerson)*
Postmodern Philosophy (Michael Hymers)*
Philosophy of Psychology: AI & Neural Networks (Darren Abramson)
Contemporary Philosophical Issues: Critical Animal Studies (Andrew Fenton)
Philosophy of Biology (Letitia Meynell)
Twentieth Century Philosophy (Duncan MacIntosh)
Topics in History of Philosophy: Ludwig Wittgenstein (Michael Hymers)*

LANGUAGES

English (Native)
Spanish (Fluent)