2022-pres FRQSC Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Philosophy, University of British Columbia
2021 Visiting Researcher, School of Humanities, University of Glasgow
2022 PhD in Philosophy, McGill University
Thesis: “Guilt, Blame, and Oppression: A Feminist Philosophy of Scapegoating”
Supervisors: Natalie Stoljar, Alia Al-Saji
Examiners: Carol Hay (external) and Kristin Voigt (internal)
Passed without corrections.
2015 MA with Distinction in Philosophy, University of Sheffield. Supervisor: Jennifer Saul
2013 BA with Honors in Philosophy, Western University
AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION AREAS OF COMPETENCE
Social Philosophy Ethics
Feminist Philosophy Political Philosophy
Social Epistemology Critical Philosophy of Race
(under contract) Feminist Ethics: An Introduction to Fundamental Concepts and Current Issues, with Charlotte Sabourin (eds.). Routledge.
Refereed Journal Articles
2019 “Reciprocal Recognition and Epistemic Virtue”, Ithaque 25, pp.1-21.
(forthcoming) “White Ignorance and the Racial Imaginary”, in The Philosophy of Imagination: Technology, Art, Ethics. London: Bloomsbury.
2023 "Witches and ‘Welfare Queens’: The Construction of Women as Threats in the Anti-Abortion Movement", Women in Philosophy Series, Blog of the APA.
2023 "How ‘Hogwarts Legacy’ video game uses goblins to reinforce antisemitic scapegoating", The Conversation.
2022 “Self-Incrimination as Feminist Pedagogy”, Graduate Student Reflection Series, Blog of the APA.
Works in Progress
“Anti-trans legislation as scapegoating”
“Diagnosing ethical distance online”
“Practical dilemmas of feminist online shaming”
AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS
2023 UBC-Vancouver Public Humanities Hub Public Engagement Award
2021-22 Réseau Québécois en études féministes (RéQEF) Doctoral Excellence Scholarship
2021-22 The Centre for Research in Ethics (CRÉ) Graduate Fellowship
2021 David Fate Norton Fellowship in Philosophy [7000 CAD]
2021 McGill-Glasgow Award
2021 The Centre for Research in Ethics (CRÉ) Special Scholarship
2018 Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Doctoral Scholarship (SSHRC)[105K CAD]
2018 Society for Ricoeur Studies Travel Grant
2014 Canada Postgraduate Merit Scholarship [7000 GBP]
2011-12 Faculty of Arts and Humanities Alumni Award, Western University
2023 Marc Sanders Foundation Mentoring Workshop for Early Career Women Faculty in Philosophy
2021 Visiting Researcher, COGITO Research Group, University of Glasgow
2023 Journal of Social Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy Quarterly, Philosophical Studies
2022 Organizer, The Centre for Research in Ethics (CRÉ) International Conference
2019–2021 Director of Graduate Studies, Society for Ricoeur Studies
2019 Organizer, Montreal Workshop in Critical Philosophy of Race
2018-2022 Co-founder and Organizer, Minorities and Philosophy (MAP) McGill
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
2023-2024 VP of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Postdoctoral Association, UBC
2021-2022 Graduate Representative, EDI Community of Practice, Faculty of Arts, McGill
2020-2022 Graduate Representative, Equity and Climate Committee, Philosophy, McGill
2023 Interview, Philoparlons podcast, "A Feminist Philosophy of Scapegoating".
2022 Q&A moderator, Burlington Literary Festival, Feminist Fiction Panel.
2022 Interview, American Philosophical Association.
2020 Interview, The Dandy, “What Have You Gained from 2020?”.
2019 Interview, The Polyester Podcast. Episode: Fighting imposter Syndrome
2019 Interview, Retweet podcast. Episode: “How to be an ally”.
2019 Interview, The Buddle Huddle podcast with the Dean of Students at McGill University.
2018 Interview, Study Breaks Magazine, “Celia Edell Is YouTube’s Budding Philosopher”.
2017 Interview, Rebelliously Tiny Podcast. Episode: Celia.
2015-2017 Content Creator at Everyday Feminism.
2023 “Out of the armchair and into the fire: Self-incrimination as feminist pedagogy”, Pedagogies of Discomfort, APA Eastern, Montreal.
2021 “The Cyclical Nature of Structural Scapegoating”, 38th International Social Philosophy Conference, North American Society for Social Philosophy (NASSP).
2019 “Mediation in Measuring the Pure Experience of Pain”, The Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science (CSHPS) annual conference as part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of British Columbia.
2019 “Theorizing the Persistence of Oppression: Epistemology of Ignorance”, philoSOPHIA: Society for Continental Feminism, Memorial University.
2019 “Theorizing the Persistence of Oppression: Epistemology of Ignorance”, Graduate Philosophy Student Association 2019 Conference, Concordia University.
2018 “Solitary Confinement Through a Ricoeurian Lens”, the Society for Ricoeur Studies Annual conference, Mount St Mary’s University.
2017 “The Role of Genesis in Claims for Equality and Superiority of Women”, the Department for the Study of Religion Conference, University of Toronto.
2015 “Masculinity and the Internalisation of the Male Gaze”, Centre for the Study of Women and Gender Graduate Conference, The University of Warwick.