Suzanne McCullagh

Suzanne McCullagh

Visiting Assistant Professor

Hall Auditorium Room 222
Miami University
Oxford, OH 45056


  • Ph.D. University of Guelph, 2014
  • M.A. Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2002
  • B.A. Glendon College, York University, 1999

Teaching Interests

Courses Taught

  • PHL 103 | Society and the Individual
  • PHL 131 | Introduction to Ethics
  • PHL 355 | Feminist Theory
  • PHL 263 | Informal Logic
  • PHL 273 | Formal Logic
  • PHL 360A | Confronting Death
  • PHL 376 | Enviornmental Philosophy
  • PHL 394 | Existentialism

Research Interests

My current work explores the conceptual possibilities for conceiving of ethical and political communities as involving humans and nonhumans and the role that the concept of heterogeneity could play. I am particularly interested in how certain concepts (empathy, solidarity, political space, responsibility, collective action, and capacity to act) are open to contestation and modification by ecological thinking which alters who and what is subject to empathy and solidarity, has a capacity to act, or is a participant in political space.

Selected Publications

  • “The Desert Below: The Labyrinth of Sensibility between Rancière, Deleuze, and Weil,” Journal of Aesthetics and Phenomenology (Forthcoming Fall 2018 - Coauthored with Casey Ford)
  • “Metaphors for Constructivism: An exploration of the aesthetic and empathetic dimensions of teaching capacities,” Canadian Review of Art Education: Research and Issues, Fall 2015. (Coauthored with Renee Jackson)
  • "Heterogeneous Collectivities and the Capacity to Act: Conceptualizing nonhumans in the political sphere, Deleuzian Systems: Complex Ecologies and Posthuman Agency, ed. Rosi Braidotti and Simone Bignall (Forthcoming January 2019)
  • McCullagh S. (2012) “Approaches to Teaching and Designing Ecohealth Courses”, Ecohealth Teaching Manual, Veterinarians Without Borders Canada.
  • McCullagh S., et al. (Eds.) (2012). Ecosystem Approaches to Health Teaching Manual. Canadian Community of Practice in Ecosystem Approaches to Health.