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Curriculum Vitae

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Areas of specialisation: Continental philosophy, phenomenology, philosophy of disability, disability studies, feminist philosophy, vulnerability, biopolitics, posthumanism.

Areas of competence: actor-network theory, philosophy of technology, philosophy of biology, embodied cognition, Critical Theory, bioethics, medical ethics.

Current & Recent Employment #

Editorial Assistant: International Journal of Philosophical Studies.2022–
Part-Time (HPAL) Lecturer (University College Dublin).2019, 2023
Tutor (University College Dublin).2012–2022

Education #

University College Dublin:
PhD in Philosophy (awarded with minor typographical corrections)2013–2021
Thesis Title: “Distributing Disability: Embodied Difference, Technology, and the Human”.
MA in Philosophy (First Class)2011–2012
Thesis Title: “Rebellious Matter: Towards an Ontology of Embodied Difference”.
Queen’s University Belfast:
BA (Hons) in Sociology and Politics (First Class)2008–2011
Dissertation Title: “Live Flesh: Materiality, Subjectivity, Agency”.

Publications #

Dolezal, Luna, Cathrin Fisher & Jonathan Paul Mitchell, ‘Disability’, in Routledge Handbook of Political Phenomenology (forthcoming).2023
Käll, Lise Folkmarson, Jonathan Paul Mitchell & Tobias Skiveren. “Editors’ Introduction: Disability and Protheses”. Women, Gender & Research 31, no. 2 (2021): 5-9.2021
Mitchell, Jonathan Paul. “Unsafe Ground: Technology, Habit, and the Enactment of Disability”. Women, Gender & Research 31, no. 2 (2021): 24–39.2021
Mitchell, Jonathan Paul. “Disability and the Inhuman”, in Perception and the Inhuman Gaze: Perspectives from Philosophy, Phenomenology and the Sciences, edited by Anya Daly, James Jardine, Fred Cummins, and Dermot Moran, 298-307. London: Routledge, 2020.2020
Mitchell, Jonathan. “‘Race’, Nation and Belonging in Ireland”. Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies 11, no. 1 (2011): 4-13.2011

Awards #

Nomination for Dr Máire de Paor Award (best PhD thesis in UCD College of Social Sciences and Law).2022
Irish Research Council, Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship.2013–2016
ESB–Universities Ireland, North/South Postgraduate Scholarship.2011–2012
Undergraduate Awards, ‘Social Studies’ category: Overall Winner.2011
Undergraduate Awards, ‘Politics and International Relations’ category: Highly Commended (runner-up).2011
Queen’s University Belfast, School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work:
Eithne McLaughlin Prize (best work on disability).2011
Queen’s University Belfast, School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy:
David Mulholland Prize (best performance in dissertation).2011
Foundation Scholarship.2010
Foundation Scholarship.2009

Forthcoming Activities #

Invited respondent: Vulnerability and the Gift of Death workshop (University of Stockholm, 16-17 April 2024).2024

Conference & Workshop Presentations #

Title & EventYear(s)
Disability, Vulnerability and Responses to COVID-192023
‘The Ethics and Politics of Vulnerable Populations’, University College Dublin, 10 May 2023.
Disability, Vulnerability, and Debility2022
‘Fits and Misfits: Rethinking Disability, Debility, and the World with Merleau-Ponty’ (46th Annual Conference of the International Merleau-Ponty Circle), Georgetown University, Washington, 10 November 2022.
Disability, Personhood, and Vulnerability [read]2021
Invited Speaker Seminar Series, Nordic Network Gender Body Health, 16 December 2021.
Disability, Technological Milieus, and Anticipation2021
Phenomenology Symposium, School of Philosophy, University College Dublin, 26 April 2021.
Inter-mundane Technology as an Unsafe Ground for Habit and Possibility2018
‘Habit and Social Experience’, School of Philosophy, University College Dublin, 7-8 December 2018.
Some Implications of Enactivism for a Conception of Disability2018
‘A Workshop On and With Tony Chemero’, School of Computer Science, University College Dublin, 27-28 June 2018.
Disability and The Inhuman [read]2018
‘The Inhuman Gaze and Perceiving Otherwise’, Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, France, 6-9 June 2018.
Disability, Technology, Time: The Technological Unconscious as an Unsafe Ground for Bodily Activity [read]2017
‘Interrogating Prostheses’, Nordic Network Gender Body Health, Stockholm University, 15-16 May 2017.
Disability and Prosthesis Beyond Utility and Function [read]2016
‘Disability, Arts and Health’, Nordic Network for Gender, Body, Health, Bergen University, 1-2 September 2016.
Expression and The Structure of Behavior [read]2016
‘Workshop with Donald A. Landes on Merleau-Ponty and the Paradoxes of Expression’, University College Dublin, 18 May 2016.
Atypical Morphology and the Normative Limits of Ability and Function [read]2015
‘Theorizing the Body in Health and Medicine’, Maastricht University, 25-26 November 2015.
Bioethics Without a Concept of ‘Normalcy’2015
‘Conceptualizing Disability as a Public Health Issue’, Fondation Brocher, Geneva, Switzerland, 26 January 2015.

Teaching Experience #

Part-Time (HPAL) Lecturer (University College Dublin) 2019, 2023
Guest Lecture ‘What Can a Body Do?’ on Philosophy of Disability (Level 2 Module ‘Mind, Body & World’)2023
Guest Lecture on Phenomenology and Disability (Level 2 module ‘Phenomenology and Existentialism’)2019
Tutor (University College Dublin)
‘Philosophy and Literature’ (Level 2)2019
‘Phenomenology and Existentialism’ (Level 2)2018
‘Philosophy and Literature’ (Level 2)2017
‘Feminist Legal Theory’ (Level 2)2016
‘Philosophy of Interpretation’ (Level 3)2014
‘Rationalism & Empiricism’ (Level 2)2014
‘Introduction to Greek Philosophy’ (Level 1)2013
‘Introduction to Arts’ (Level 1)2012

Other Academic Experience & Citizenship #

Minorities and Philosophy (UCD Chapter): Committee Member & Accessibility Co-ordinator.2021–
Co-organiser: Imagining Technologies for Disability Futures panel, ‘Phenomenology, Disability, and Technology’, at 2022 British Society for Phenomenology conference, University of Exeter.2022
Co-editor: special issue of Women, Gender & Research, ‘Interrogating Disability and Prostheses’.2019–2021
Conference assistant: The Inhuman Gaze, Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris.2018
Peer reviewer: Hypatia.2016
Peer reviewer: Somatechnics.2014
Conference assistant: The Future of the Body, Long Room Hub, Trinity College, Dublin.2014
Alumnus judge: Undergraduate Awards.2013
Indexer: Giffney, N. & Shildrick, M. (eds), Theory on the Edge: Irish Studies and the Politics of Sexual Difference.2013
Queen’s University Belfast:
Student Union Councillor.2010–2011
Community, Equality, Diversity Committee Member.2009–2011
Student-Staff Consultative Committee Member.2009–2010

Memberships #

Society for Philosophy and Disability2020–
British Society for Phenomenology2022–
Disabled Academic Collective2022–

Languages #

EnglishNative speaker.
FrenchSpeak and read with basic competence (Common European Framework A2.8).

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