Elizabeth Scarbrough – Scarbrough C.V. 2018 June Short Form
2015 PhD and MA, Philosophy, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2005 MA, Philosophy, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, WI
1998 BA, History, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH
Areas of Specialization: Ethics, Aesthetics
Areas of Competence: Social and Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Law, Feminism
2016-present Lecturer in Philosophy, Florida International University
2015-2016 Adjunct Professor of Philosophy, Portland State University
2014-2015 Teaching and Learning Coordinator, Philosophy Department, University of Washington
2014-2015 Director, Philosophy Department Writing Center, University of Washington
2013-2014 Soden-Trueblood Graduate Publishing Fellowship (University of Washington Press)
2012-2013 Editorial Assistant, Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy
2010-2011 Research Assistant, UW Program on Values in Society
2005-2010 Teaching Assistant, Philosophy Department, University of Washington
2018 “Ruminations of Ruination” The Philosophers’ Magazine Issue 81, 2nd Quarter (2018)
2016 “Visiting the Ruins of Detroit: Cultural Tourism or Poverty Tour?” The Journal of Applied Philosophy Vol. 34, Issue 3 (2016)
2015 “Authenticity in Ruins: Art Restoration, Architecture, and Beautiful Decay,” ARCADE Magazine, Authenticity: Navigating the Real in Cities, Design and Art, Issue 33.2 (Fall 2015).
2014 “Unimagined Beauty,” Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, Vol. 72, Issue 4 (Fall 2014), 445-449.
2014 Book review of Peg Zeglin Brand (ed.), Beauty Unlimited, Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 2013. Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy (http://hypatiaphilosophy.org/HRO/reviews/content/194)
Research Grants and Awards
2018 “Beauty and Why It Matters” Summer Seminar
-Twelve scholars awarded stipends to participate in research seminar sponsored by the American Society for Aesthetics.
2017 “Ecoaesthetics. Rethinking Environmental Aesthetics” Workshop
-Selected workshop participant sponsored by ARTSail and ArtCenter South Florida.
2014-2015 Elizabeth Kerr Macfarlane Endowed Scholarship in the Humanities
-Funded fellowship designed to provide assistance to highly deserving students in the Humanities. Nominated and awarded through the University of Washington.
2014-2015 Graduate School Presidential Dissertation Fellowship
– One quarter teaching release for dissertation completion. Funds awarded.
2013-2014 Soden-Trueblood Fellowship in Academic Publishing
-Fellowship for one graduate student per year to work at the University of Washington Press.
2013 Oberlin College Alumni Fellowship
-Dissertation completion fellowship. Funds awarded.
2012 Melvin Rader Fellowship for Innovative Philosophical Projects
– Fellowship awarded for travel expenses to South East Asia to do on-site research at various UNESCO World Heritage sites in Vietnam and Cambodia.
2010-2011 Joff Hanauer Fellowship for Excellence in Western Civilization
-Six fellowships awarded by the UW Graduate School on the basis of demonstrated achievement and commitment to advancing the critical study of Western culture.
2017 “Reconstructions, restorations and ruins” at Digging Deeper: Archaeological & Philosophical Perspectives (FIU)
2017 “The Ruins of War” at the American Society for Aesthetics 75th Annual Meeting (New Orleans, LA)
2015 “Industrial Ruins as Cultural Tourism,” at the Philosophy of the City Conference (PSU, Portland, OR)
2015 Panel Commentator on “Negative Aesthetics,” “Disgusting Images” by Cynthia Freeland (University of Houston), “Stay Positive: Some Pleasures and Benefits of Negative Emotions” by Dan Kelly (Purdue University), “Transforming Negative Aesthetic Responses,” by Sherri Irvin (University of Oklahoma, at the American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division Meeting (Vancouver, BC)
2014 “Visiting the Ruins of Detroit: Cultural Tourism or Poverty Tour?” at the 4th International Conference on Heritage and Sustainable Development (Guimarães, Portugal)
2014 “Unplanned Beauty: The Pleasures of Ruins” at the APA, Pacific Division (San Diego, CA)
2013 “Ruin Porn? The Ruins of Detroit” at the Canadian Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Canadian Society for Aesthetics (University of Victoria, B.C.)
2013 Comments on “On Things That Aren’t There Anymore” by Jennifer Judkins (UCLA) at the American Society for Aesthetics Pacific Division Meeting (Asilomar, CA)
2012 Comments on “The Minimal Condition of Authenticity” by Dobin Choi (SUNY) at the American Society for Aesthetics Annual Meeting (St. Louis, MO)
2012 “Appiah’s ‘Cosmopolitan Aesthetic Experience’ and Its Limits” at the Cosmopolitan Rights and Responsibility Conference (University of Washington)
2012 Comments on “Second Personal Reasons and Moral Obligation” by Wenwen Fan (University of Missouri) at the 6th Biannual Graduate Student Conference on Responsibility (University of Washington)
2010 Comments on “Should the Bamiyan Buddhas Rest in Peace?” by James Janowski (Hampden-Sydney College) at the American Society of Aesthetics Annual Meeting (Victoria. B.C.)
2009 Comments on “Why So Serious? An Inquiry on Racist Jokes” by Luvell Anderson (Rutgers University), at the 5th Biannual Graduate Student Conference in Moral Psychology (UW)
2017 College of Arts, Science & Education Faculty Teaching Award, FIU
2010 Departmental Teaching Award, UW Philosophy
2008-2009 Dean’s Letter for Exceptional Teaching, UW
2006-2007 Dean’s Letter for Exceptional Teaching, UW
Florida International University
Introduction to Normative Ethics
Philosophy of Film
Portland State University
Philosophy of Sex and Love
University of Washington
Introduction to Normative Ethics
Aesthetics of Everyday Life
Topics in Ethics: The Intersection of Aesthetic and Ethics
Introduction to Philosophy
Introduction to the Philosophy of Law
Seminar in Teaching Philosophy for Graduate Students (co-taught with Ann Baker)
Introduction to Moral Problems ( co-taught with Patrick Taylor Smith)
Practical Reason (co-taught with Joe Ricci)
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Introduction to Philosophy
Additional Teaching and Mentoring Experience
2017-present Advisor, Phi Sigma Tau and the Philosophy Club (FIU)
2015 -2016 Judge, Annual High School Ethics Bowl in Portland, OR and Seattle, WA
2014-2015 Workshops “Activities to Engage your Students in Learning,” “Balancing Graduate School Demands,” at the 2014 and 2015 Conference on Teaching, Learning and Research (UW)
2014 Seattle Academy High School Ethics Bowl Co-Coach, Inaugural Year State Champions
2012 Workshops “Teaching Your Own Class: First Day and Beyond,” at the Conference on Teaching, Learning and Research (UW)
2010-2011 Coach, University of Washington Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl Team
2010 Teaching Seminar, “Teaching as a Woman in Philosophy,” with Amy Reed and Asia Ferrin
2008-2009 Coach, University of Washington Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl Team
Applied Aesthetics Experience
2015-2016 Manager, Clinton Street Theater (Portland, OR)
– Manager of a 220-seat arthouse cinema (35mm projection) and performance arts space.
2008-2015 Outreach Coordinator / Film Projectionist, Grand Illusion Cinema (Seattle, WA)
-Volunteer projectionist (35mm) and cinema outreach coordinator for a not-for-profit art house cinema in Seattle. Named volunteer of the year in 2011.
1999-2003 Audio Post-Production Supervisor, Henninger Digital Audio (Arlington, VA)
-Basic knowledge of post-production audio engineering (recording, sound design, mixing).
1994- 2005 Musician
Secondary Flute status at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Freelance flute teacher.
Service to the Profession
2017 Reviewer for Oxford University Press, Exploring Ethics
2017 Reviewer for Florida Philosophical Association annual meeting
2016 Reviewer for Cocoon Early Career Conference
2016 Reviewer for the British Journal of Aesthetics
2012 Group Session Chair, Pacific APA, American Society for Aesthetics, “Everyday Aesthetics”
2012 Assistant Technical Support, Rabinowitz Symposium: Psychiatric Diagnosis and Moral Responsibility (University of Washington)
2011 Conference Co-Organizer, Rabinowitz Symposium: Telling Stories, Revealing Narratives: Perspectives on Illness and Care (University of Washington).
2011 Conference Co-Organizer, Program on Values Conference on Fair Trade (University of Washington, Program on Values)
2008-2009 Assistant, Hypatia 25th Anniversary Conference: Feminist Legacies / Feminist Futures
–Assistant Technical Support, Conference on Global Justice (University of Washington)
-Assistant Technical Support, Rabinowitz Symposium: Conference on Pain Management (University of Washington)
Service to the Department and University
2017-present Phi Sigma Tau advisor
2017-present Library Committee
2016-2017 Director of MA thesis of Lynton Gardiner, ““The Wolfsonian-FIU: 25 years of Collecting, Exhibiting and Interpretation.” (FIU)
2016-present Paper Review Committee (FIU)
2014-2015 UAW Local 4121, Executive Board, Trustee (elected)
2008-2014 UAW Local 4121, Humanities Steward (elected)
2014-2015 Curriculum Committee (UW)
2011-2014 Tyrel Mears Memorial Library, Founding Librarian (UW)
2012-2015 Graduate/Faculty Reading Group in Feminist Philosophy (UW)
2009-2011 Graduate/Faculty Colloquia Organizer (UW)
2008-2009 Organizer, Reading Group (Ronald Moore, Natural Beauty) (UW)
2007-2008 GPSS (Graduate and Professional Student Senate) Representative
2007-2008 Organizer, Reading Group (Kant, The Critique of the Power of Judgment) (UW)
2005-2007 Graduate Student Colloquia Committee (UW)
Professional Organizations: APA (American Philosophical Association), ASA (American Society for Aesthetics), SWIP (Society for Women in Philosophy), FEAST (Association for Feminist Ethics and Social Theory), FPA (Florida Philosophical Association)
References Available Upon Request