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Department of Philosophy
California State University, Fullerton
800 N. State College Blvd
Fullerton, CA 92831
Langsdorf Hall, LH-567
Brady Heiner, Ph.D.
Chair, CSU Project Rebound Consortium
Founder & Executive Director, Project Rebound
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Affiliated Faculty of African American Studies
2010, Ph.D., Philosophy, State University of New York, Stony Brook
2007, M.A., Philosophy, State University of New York, Stony Brook
2002, B.A., Modern Culture & Media (with honors), Brown University
Political Theory, Critical Social & Legal Theory, Critical Philosophy of Race, Ethics, Feminist Philosophy, 19th & 20th Century European Continental Philosophy
HONORS & AWARDS
- 2018 California State Senate Certificate of Recognition, “in recognition and appreciation of Dr. Heiner’s contributions in developing Project Rebound at California State University, Fullerton” – Senator Josh Newman (29th District)
- 2017 "100 Most Influential People" in Orange County – Orange County Register
- 2017 University Leadership Award – CSU Fullerton
- 2017 Outstanding Untenured Faculty Award – College of Humanities & Social Sciences, CSU Fullerton
- 2017 Dean’s Award for Faculty Scholarly Achievement – College of Humanities & Social Sciences, CSU Fullerton
- 2017 California State Assembly Certificate of Recognition, recognizing “Dr. Heiner’s commitment to helping students achieve educational and personal empowerment through higher education” – Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (65th District)
- 2009 Graduate Dean’s Fellowship for Professional Activities – State University of New York, Stony Brook
- 2007 President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching – State University of New York, Stony Brook
- 2002 Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence – The Italian School, Middlebury College
- 2002 William A. Gaston Prize for Outstanding Honors Thesis – Brown University
- 2002 Karen T. Romer Undergraduate Teaching and Research Award – Brown University
- 2001 Karen T. Romer Undergraduate Teaching and Research Award – Brown University
Courses Regularly Taught
PHIL-100: Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL-315: Philosophical Writing & Argument
PHIL-320: Contemporary Moral Issues
PHIL-345: Social & Political Philosophy
PHIL-382: Marx & Marxism
PHIL-410: Ethical Theory
PHIL-490: Senior Seminar in Philosophy
For the most up to date list of my publications, please see my Academia.edu site.
Selected Journal Articles
- "Feminism and the Carceral State: Gender-Responsive Justice, Community Accountability, and the Epistemology of Antiviolence" (co-authored with Sarah Tyson), Feminist Philosophy Quarterly 3.1 (2017): 1-36.
- "The Procedural Entrapment of Mass Incarceration: Prosecution, Race, and the Unfinished Project of American Abolition," Philosophy & Social Criticism 42.6 (2016): 594-631. This article is discussed on National Public Radio.
- “Reinhabiting the Body Politic: Habit and the Roots of the Human,” differences : A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 20.2-3 (Summer-Fall 2009): 73–102.
- “Foucault and the Black Panthers,” City: Analysis of Urban Trends, Culture, Theory, Policy, Action 11.3 (December 2007): 313–56.
- “The Passions of Michel Foucault,” differences : A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 14.1 (Spring 2003): 22–52.
- “Excavating the Sedimentations of Slavery: The Unfinished Project of American Abolition,” in Death and Other Penalties: Philosophy in a Time of Mass Incarceration , eds. Geoffrey Adelsberg, Lisa Guenther, and Scott Zeman (Fordham University Press, 2015).
- “The American Archipelago: The Global Circuit of Carcerality and Torture,” in Colonial and Global Interfacings, eds. Gary Backhaus & John Murungi (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2007): 84–117.
- “‘From the Prison of Slavery to the Slavery of Prison’: Angela Y. Davis’s Abolition Democracy,” in Radical Philosophy Today, Volume 5: Democracy, Racism, Prisons, ed. Harry van der Linden (Philosophy Documentation Center, 2007): 219–27.
Edited Journal Issue
- Guest editor of Affectivity and Intersubjectivity: Perspectives from Phenomenology and Cognitive Science , a special issue of Continental Philosophy Review 41.2 (June 2008).
- “Michael Murphy, Multiculturalism: A Critical Introduction,” Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, August 2012.
Presentations & Lectures
- "Does Plea Bargaining Hurt People of Color?" Interview with Brady Heiner on National Public Radio, Louisville, Strange Fruit Radio Show, September 2015.
Grants & Special Projects
I am the Founding Chair of the CSU Project Rebound Consortium and the Founder and Executive Director of Project Rebound at CSU Fullerton. The mission of Project Rebound is to support the higher education and successful reintegration of the formerly incarcerated through the mentorship and living example of other formerly incarcerated students and graduates. Here's some recent media coverage of the program.
Project Rebound at Cal State Fullerton is made possible by the generous support of the the Bickerstaff Foundation, the McMillen Foundation, the North Orange County Public Safety Task Force, the Opportunity Institute's Renewing Communities Initiative
, the Yerba Buena Fund, and individual donors.
COLLOQUIA & SYMPOSIA ORGANIZED
- Alisa Bierria, "Black Women, Domestic Violence, and Paradoxical Space," CSU Fullerton Philosophy Department Colloquim Series, May 9, 2018.
- "Rethinking Mass Incarceration; Gender, Race, and the Prison Industrial Complex," 44th Annual CSU Fullerton Philosophy Symposium, April 10-11, 2014.
- "Immigration and Justice With(out) Borders," CSU Fullerton Political Theory Forum, February 28, 2013.
- Kristie Dotson, "Considering Irreducible Epistemic Oppression," CSU Fullerton Philosophy Department Colloquium Series, October 18, 2012.
I am a signatory of the 'Online Petition in Support of the Gendered Conference Campaign '.