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University of Central Oklahoma (405) 974-5689 Humanities and Philosophy LAN 204D , Box 166

Education and Certifications

Ph.D., Philosophy, Southern Illinois University Carbondale (2011).

M.A., Philosophy, Southern Illinois University Carbondale (2006).

B.A., Oklahoma City University (2003). 

Classes Taught

Philosophy 4203: Women and Values

Philosophy 3173: 19th Century Philosophy

Philosophy 3990: Continental Philosophy

Philosophy 3223: Criminal Justice Ethics

Philosophy 2073: Social and Political Philosophy

Philosophy 2003: Engineering Ethics

Philosophy 1123: Contemporary Moral Problems

Philosophy 1113: Introduction to Philosophy

Honors and Awards

“Outstanding Lecturer” award in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Central Oklahoma, 2017.


Research, Published Work, and Scholarly Activities

Selected Publications:

Woolwine, Sarah. “Knowing Disability Transactionally: A Pragmatist Response to Epistemic Injustice,” presidential address for the 80th annual meeting of the Southwestern Philosophical Society, Southwest Philosophy Review, 35:1 (January 2019).  Forthcoming.

Bell, Justin and Woolwine, Sarah. “American Pragmatism, Disability, and the Politics of Resilience” in Handbook of Philosophy and Public Policy, Ed. David Boonin, (Palgrave, 2018).

Woolwine, Sarah. “Concealing Disability: Adorno and Horkheimer on Passing as Abled,” Southwest Philosophy Review, vol. 33:1 (January 2017), 187-194.

Woolwine, Sarah and Dadlez, E.M.“Rights of Passage: The Ethics of Disability Passing and Repercussions for Identity,” Res Philosophica 93:4 (October 2016, Special Issue on Philosophy of Disability), 951-969.

Woolwine, Sarah. Commentary on Martina Ferrari’s “Transgressive Freedom: On Beauvoir’s Hegelian Philosophy of Action,” Southwest Philosophy Review 32:2 (July 2016), 23-27.

Woolwine, Sarah. “Historicity and Myth in the Work of Johann Jakob Bachofen: Reassessing the Feminist Relevance of Das Mutterrecht,Southwest Philosophy Review 31:2 (July 2015), 95-108.

Woolwine, Sarah and Dadlez, E.M. “Gender and Moral Virtue in Kant’s Critique of Judgment: The Third Critique as a Template for Identifying Feminine Deficit,” Southwest Philosophy Review 31:1 (January 2015), 109-118.

Woolwine, Sarah and Dadlez, E.M. “When Complementarianism Becomes Gender Apartheid: Feminist Philosophers’ Objections to the Christian Right,” Southwest Philosophy Review 30:1 (January 2014), 195-203.

Woolwine, Sarah. “Myth, Matriarchy, and the Philosophy of Sexual Difference: Luce Irigaray’s Critique of Culture in ‘The Universal as Mediation,’” Southwest Philosophy Review 29:1 (January 2013), 31-38.

Woolwine, Sarah. “Systematicity in the Critique of Aesthetic Judgment: The Emergence of a Unified Subject," Journal of Speculative Philosophy 25:4 (2011), 343-358.

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