Elese B. Dowden
PhD Candidate in Philosophy
School of Historical & Philosophical Inquiry
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Reconciling the Impossible: Forgiveness and Grief in Contemporary Rwanda, New Zealand and Australia, 2015-2018, University of Queensland, Australia.

Global poverty: perspectives on gender, nationalism and global justice, 2014, The University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Albert Camus and the meaning of life, 2013, The University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Conference Papers


Keeping Up with Public Discourse: A Sartrean reading of ‘obscene’ and Othered bodies, Excess, Desire and Twentieth-to Twenty-First Century Women’s Writing Conference, University of Queensland.

Atonement in Aotearoa: Decolonizing New Zealand in the 21st Century, Atonement Roundtable, University of Queensland.
Fanon in Aotearoa: Colonial violence and Otherness in contemporary New Zealand culture, Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy Conference, Deakin University.
An Existential Krisis For the 21st Century: A Sartrean Reading of Kim Kardashian-West, World Philosophy Day Popular Culture Symposium, University of Queensland.
Memory, Trauma and Reconciliation in Australian Aboriginal Film, Fears and Anxieties in the 21st Century, 3rd Global Meeting, Special Focus: Testimony, University of Oxford.

A Maximal Forgiveness-Based Account of Reconciliatory Justice: The Rwandan Genocide and Ethical Restoration, 2015, Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy Conference, University of New South Wales.

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