333569454_530362302544433_5426218368398414752_n“Extremist Women and Fanaticism,” 51st Annual Philosophy Symposium on Extremism, California State Fullerton. Apr 2023.

“Response to Critics.” Author-meets-critics session on Richard Rorty: Outgrowing Modern Nihilism – Richard Rorty Society Panel, 2023 American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting, with Elin Danielsen Huckerby, Yvonne Hütter-Almerigi, and Paul Showler. San Francisco, California. Apr 2023.

“Women’s Hate Agency,” 50th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy (SAAP). Denver, Colorado. Mar 2023.

“Women’s Hate Agency”, UConn Brown Bag. Nov 2022.

“Resilience and Social Amelioration”, UConn Asian American Cultural Center. Oct 2022.

TL Unda“Women’s Hate Agency” (Keynote), 2022 Notre Dame School of Virtue & Character on Good Feelings: Virtues, Vices, and the Emotions, Institute for Ethics & Society, University of Notre Dame Australia. Oct 2022.

“On Writing Books and Book Proposals in Philosophy” (Invited), Abot-Tanaw Postgraduate Series for Filipina Philosophers (Roundtable), Women Doing Philosophy. Yale-NUS Singapore. Jul 2022.

“The Ambivalence of Resilience.” Asian American Identity: A Focus on the Immigrant Experience (invited), Asian and Asian American Philosophers and Philosophies Committee Session, 2022 American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Meeting. Baltimore, Maryland. Jan 2022.

“Précis” and “Response to Critics.” Author-meets-critics session on Richard Rorty: Outgrowing Modern Nihilism, 49th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy (SAAP), with Sergio Gallegos Ordorica, Kaitlyn Creasy, and Katie Brennan. Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida. Mar 2022.

“Misogyny, Feminism, and the Alt-Right”, in Resentment, Guilt, and Shame Under Patriarchy (A Public Panel), with Kate Manne, Filipa-Melo Lopes, Louise Richardson-Self, Tracy Llanera, Noelle Leslie Dela Cruz, and Paul-Mikhail Catapang-Podosky. An ARC/DECRA-funded project for the public organized by Dr. Louise Richardson-Self, in collaboration with Women Doing Philosophy and the Australasian Association of Philosophy. Aug 2021.


“Misogyny, Feminism, and the Alt-Right”, Panel on Hate and Misogyny Online, Australasian Association of Philosophy Conference, University of Waikato, New Zealand (Jul 2021).

“Subordination, Submission, and Suppression,” Combatting Toxic Cultures in Academia, Women Doing Philosophy and Beyond the Ghetto (May 2021). Link:

“Misogyny, Feminism, and the Alt-Right”, UConn Brown Bag (Apr 2021)

Lecture - FAU164588266_469435187527667_1680089710973681402_n“Sin, Drugs, and Death: A Lecture on Pragmatism and Philosophy of Language”, 8th Watzlawik Annual Lecture, Department of Philosophy, University of San Carlos, Philippines (Apr 2021). Invited Lecture.

“Pragmatism, Language Games, and the Philippine Drug War”, Standards of Decision-Making Across Cultures (SDAC) Guest Lecture Series, Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (Nov 2020)

“In/Visible Brown Babes” (synthesis), Brown Babe’s Burden 2020, Filipino Women Doing Philosophy (Oct 2020)

“Pragmatism, Language Games, and the Philippine Drug War”, 47th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy; Theme: Inter-American Philosophy, Hacienda Santa Clara (HSC), a Texas A&M University signature partner, City of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico (Mar 2020)

“Disavowing Hate: Group Egotism from Westboro to the Klan”, 2nd Richard Rorty Society Meeting on Rorty’s Ethics, Penn State University, US (Nov 2019)

“Pragmatist Transcendence in Rorty’s Metaphilosophy” (with a response from Martin Müller) and “Moral Progress? Synopsis and Open Issues”, Philosophy, Poetry, and Utopian Politics: The Relevance of Richard Rorty, Cambridge University, UK (Sep 2019)

“Pernicious Truths: Pragmatism and Language Games”
Truth versus the Rhetoric of Truth: Authority, Realism, and Power, University of Oslo, Norway (Jun 2019)


“Rorty, Transcendence and Metaphilosophy”
Richard Rorty Society Panel, 2019 American Philosophical Association Meeting, Vancouver, B.C., Canada (Apr 2019)

“Pragmatism and Language Games”
Language and Power Workshop, University of Connecticut Humanities Institute (Apr 2019)

“Duterte’s Resilient Charisma”
Roundtable: Rising Messiah and Fallen Heroes – Authoritarianism in Southeast Asia, Association for Asian Studies Conference, Denver, Colorado, U.S. (Mar 2019)

“‘The Law of the Land has God’s Anointing’—Rorty on Religion, Language, and Politics”
UConn Political Theory Workshop (Apr 2019) and University of New South Wales Philosophy Seminar, Australia (Dec 2018)

“The Brown Babe’s Burden”
The Platonic Society – Women in Philosophy Seminar, Macquarie University, Australia (May 2018)

“Radical Conversion”
Royal Institute of Philosophy Lecture, Keele University, United Kingdom (Feb 2018)


“Egotism in Public Discourse”
1. UConn Humanities Institute Social Epistemology Workshop – SEWing Circle (Dec 2017) and UConn Humanities Institute Fellow Talk, United States (Nov 2017)

“Rorty and Bernstein: Egotism and Irony”
Wittgenstein Workshop, The New School for Social Research, New York, United States (Nov 2017)

“Egotism from Westboro to the Klan”
1. New York Society of Women in Philosophy / SWIPShop, City University of New York Graduate Center, United States (Nov 2017)
2. Brown Bag Philosophy Series, University of Connecticut (Oct 2017)

“Two Cases of Egotism”
UCHI Research Fellows Roundtable (Sep 2017)

“The Cultural Problem of Nihilism”
Religion and Society Stream Interdisciplinary Workshop, Macquarie University (Feb 2017)

“Redemption and Nihilism: Rorty vs. Taylor, Dreyfus, and Kelly”
Richard Rorty Society Inaugural Meeting, Hamilton College, New York, United States (Sep 2016)

“Reinterpreting Richard Rorty: Self-creation and Solidarity as Strategies for Self-enlargement”
Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy Conference, University of New South Wales, Australia (Dec 2015)

“Redemption in a Secular Age”
1. Institute for Ethics and Society Research Seminar, University of Notre Dame, Australia (Aug 2015)
2. Conférence Mondiale des Institutions Universitaires Catholiques de Philosophie Conference, Australian Catholic University, Australia (Jul 2015); “Civil Society and Human Formation”

“Rethinking the Relationship between Egotism and Nihilism”
1. Australasian Association of Philosophy Conference, Macquarie University, Australia (Jul 2015)
2. Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy – Summer Institute in American Philosophy, UC Dublin, Ireland (Jun 2015); “The Reaches of Pragmatism”
3. Macquarie University Research Seminar, Australia (Jun 2015)

“Rorty and Redemption”
Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy Conference, University of Western Sydney, Australia (Dec 2013)

“Of Private Selves and Public Morals: Philosophy and Literature in Modernity”
1. Australasian Universities, Languages & Literature Association Congress, University of Queensland, Australia (Jul 2013); “Worldmaking”
2. Philosophy Research Seminar – University of Santo Tomas, Philippines (Jul 2013)

“Morality by Words: Murdoch, Nussbaum, Rorty”
1. Philosophy Research Seminar – De La Salle University, Philippines (Dec 2012)
2. Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy Conference, University of Auckland, New Zealand (Dec 2012)

“On the Immanent Counter-Enlightenment”
1. Biennial Conference in Philosophy, Religion and Culture, Catholic Institute of Sydney, Australia (Oct 2012); “The Expressible and the Inexpressible”
2. Macquarie University Research Seminar, Australia (Sep 2012)

University of Santo Tomas, 2011

“On Pragmatism, Religion, and Liberalism”
The Quadricentennial International Philosophy Congress, University of Santo Tomas, Philippines (May 2011); “Thomism and Asian Cultures”

“Shattering Tradition: Rorty on Edification and Hermeneutics”
Philosophical Association of the Philippines Conference, Miriam College, Philippines (Apr 2011); “The Death of Philosophy – Debating the End, Possibilities and Future of Thinking”

“Gracing the Reconfigured Space: The Rortyan Imagination and the Ricoeurean Narrative”
The Grace of Space: Tribute Lectures in Honor of Prof. Leovino Ma. Garcia, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines (Jan 2011)

“Mysticism: Epistemologized and De-Politicized Through Pragmatism”
Mysticism Without Bounds Conference, Christ University, Bangalore, India (Jan 2011)

“Breaking the Mirrored Man: Rorty and Pragmatism”
Philosophical Association of the Philippines Conference (Apr 2010); “Philosophy of the Human Person”