Social Justice and E-Cognition: Paths Forward

June 9, 2022 - June 10, 2022
University of Wollongong

Northfields Ave

This will be an accessible event, including organized related activities


  • Australian Association of Philosophy


California State University, Sacramento
University of Cincinnati
Universitat de Barcelona
Universität Bayreuth
University of Exeter
University of Puget Sound
Emmanuel College
Federal University of Santa Maria
Cardiff University


University of Wollongong
Universidade Federal de Lavras

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Social Justice and E-Cognition: Paths Forward  

We would like to invite philosophers to the forthcoming hybrid conference Social Justice and E-Cognition: Paths Forward to be held at The University of Wollongong on the 9th and 10th of June, 2022. The conference programme can be found at the end of this email. 

This conference will explore work at the intersection of e-cognition (embodied, enactive, extended, ecological and embedded approaches to cognitive science) and social justice philosophies (feminist, anti-racist, Marxism, disability, queer and decolonial theories). Our hope is to better understand the ways in which struggles for social justice may inform, as well as benefit from, research and theoretical tools from cognitive science.This will be a hybrid event, hosted by the discipline of Philosophy within the School of Humanities and Social Inquiry at the University of Wollongong. We encourage domestic applicants to join us in person and encourage international participants to attend via Zoom. 


The event will take place both on Zoom and in person. For the in-person event, the room is a ground-floor room, with a ramp and automatic door to the main building. The room has double doors. The room has both windows and air conditioning, so ventilation of the space is good. We also encourage attendees to wear a mask wherever possible. We will have a quiet room on the first floor, which is accessible via elevator and automatic doors. More accessibility information will be posted as it becomes available. If you have a service animal but are not blind or vision impaired, please let us know so that we can apply for authorisation to bring your service animal on campus. 

Catering will be provided, including tea and coffee. If you have any specific dietary requirements, please let us know this when you register. The conference catering will be vegetarian as standard.  

Participants are encouraged to contact us for any specific demands or further information concerning accessibility.  We are also looking into opportunities to secure funding for the live captioning of keynote talks, which we will place online after the event. 


If you'd like to attend, please send an email to [email protected] indicating whether you plan to attend virtually or in-person by June 1st. Upon registration, please inform us of any dietary requirements or accessibility needs you may have. Lunch and tea/coffee will be provided, with food vegetarian as standard. In-person attendance is limited by room capacity, so registration is required. Virtual attendants will be sent the Zoom link prior to the event. 

Conference Program 

(ATTENTION: all time slots are in Australian Eastern Standard Time, or UTC +10. For those who will participate remotely, please carefully calculate the time difference to your region. We recommend using an online time zone converter such as 

Day 1, June 9th: 

  • Keynote speakers session 1

  1. 09:00 - 09:50 AM: Nara Figueiredo (Universidade Federal de Santa Maria) - Enaction: the intertwining between action and verbal language and the question for research methodology 

  2. 09:50 - 10:40 AM: Victoria Pitts-Taylor (Wesleyan University) - The Brain on the ‘Other Side of the Tracks’?: Social Justice Reckonings with the Neuroscience of Poverty

  • Coffee break: 10:40 - 10:55 AM

  • Keynote speakers session 2

  1. 10:55 - 11:45 AM: Michelle Maiese (Emmanuel College Boston) - Mindshaping, Racist Habits, and White Ignorance 

  2. 11:45 AM - 12:35 PM: Shen-yi Liao (University of Puget Sound) - Slides, Swings, Seesaws

  • Lunch break: 12:35 - 01:45 PM

  • Submitted presentations session 1 

    • 01:45 - 02:15 PM: Camille Zimmermann, Pierre Poirier & Amandine Catala (Université du Québec à Montréal) - Dancing Toward Epistemic and Social Justice: An Embodied Account of Epistemic Agency 

    • 02:15 - 02:45 PM: Alejandro Mantilla (Pontificia Universidad Javeriana) - Hegemony Embodied 

    • 02:45 - 03:15 PM: Christian Kronsted (The University of Memphis) - The Erasure of Community Dance Therapy 

    • 03:15 - 03:45 PM: Lilith W. Lee (Nanyang Technological University) - What’s So Bad about False Consciousness? Or, Towards an Enactive, Immanent Approach to Well-Being

  • Coffee break: 03:45 - 04:00 PM

  • Submitted presentations session 2 

    • 04:00 - 04:30 PM: Jelle Bruineberg (Macquarie University) & Madeline Donald (University of British Columbia Okanagan) - Grounding Affordances in a Logic of the Gift 

    • 04:30 - 05:00 PM: Jacob Browne (Technische Universiteit Delft) - Implications of E-Cognition for Anarchism: A Romp Into Anarchy 

    • 05:00 - 05:30 PM: Bryce Huebner (Georgetown University) - An Enacted Approach to Colonialism

  • Coffee break: 05:30 - 05:45 PM

  • Submitted presentations session 3 

    • 05:45 - 06:15 PM: Naomi Beecroft (University of Wollongong) - TBA 

    • 06:15 - 06:45 PM: Alex Thinius (Universiteit van Amsterdam) - Gender Requires Participatory Sense-Making: Ontological and Normative Consequences 

    • 06:45 - 07:15 PM: Josh Sealy (Macquarie University) - Improving the Ecological-Enactive Model of Disability: What we can learn from deafness and deaf culture 

Day 2, June 10th 

  • Keynote speakers session 3 

  1. 09:00 - 09:50 AM: Saray Ayala-Lopez (California State University) - TBA 

  2. 09:50 - 10:40 AM: Joel Krueger (University of Exeter) - Oppressive Niches and Spatial Agency 

  3. 10:40 - 11:30 AM: Tony Chemero (University of Cincinnati) - TBA

  • Coffee break: 11:30 AM - 11:45 AM

  • Submitted presentations session 4 

    • 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM: José Carlos Camillo (Universidade Federal de Goiás) - Episodic Memory and Epistemic Injustice 

    • 12:15 - 12:45 PM: Jeferson Huffermann (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul) - Linguistic Bodies meets Gender/Sex: the role of intersubjectivity in the development of gender subjectivity 

    • 12:45 - 01:15 PM: Carl Sachs (Marymount University) - The Cultural Politics of Cognitive Science: The Anti-Supernaturalism of Sellars’s Cybernetic Behaviorism 

    • 01:15 PM - 01:45 PM: Juan Felipe Medina (Universidad Católica San Pablo) - Playing as an action-based approach to education and social transformation

  • Lunch break: 01:45 - 03:00 PM

  • Submitted presentations session 5 

    • 03:00 - 03:30 PM: Avalyn Renee & Charlie Lassiter (Gonzaga University) - Towards Affect - Enactive Interpretations of Imagistic Propaganda 

    • 03:30 - 04:00 PM: Gloria Andrada (University of California) - Extended Knowers in an Unjust World 

    • 04:00 - 04:30 PM: Ryan Timms & David Spurret (University of KwaZulu-Natal) - Hostile Scaffolding 

    • 04:30 - 05:00 PM: Ying-Tung Lin (National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University) - Enhancing health equity: A contextualist and enactive view of pain and suffering

  • Coffee break: 05:00 - 05:15 PM

  • Keynote speakers session 4 

  1. 05:15 - 06:05 PM: Lucy Osler (Københavns Universitet) - Self tracking apps and narrative injustice 

  2. 06:05 - 06:55 PM: Gen Eickers (Pädagogische Hochschule Ludwigsburg) - Making sense of discrimination in everyday encounters: the role of scripts in social interaction

  3. 06:55 - 07:45 PM: Esa Diaz-Leon (Universitat de Barcelona) - Gender Identity and Philosophy of Mind

    This conference is made possible thanks to funding from the Australasian Association of Philosophy.

    Conference organisers:

    Naomi Beecroft (University of Wollongong)
    Felipe Carvalho (Federal University of Minas Gerais) 

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