Dr. Jennifer Scuro

Dr. Jennifer Scuro

Jennifer Scuro, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


2022 Certificate in Trauma Response & Crisis Intervention, Rutgers University School of Social Work
2005 Ph.D. in Philosophy, The New School for Social Research
1996 M.A. in Philosophy, Boston College
1994 B.F.A. in Painting & Sculpture, St. John's University




  • "New Labors, New Burdens, Care Work Re-narrated" in Responses to a Pandemic: Philosophical and Political Musings on COVID-19, Anna Gotlib, ed., (Rowman & Littlefield International, forthcoming 2022).
  • "'What you do hurts all of us!': When Women Confront Women Through Pro-life Rhetoric" in Representing Abortion, Rachel Alpha Hurst, ed., (Routledge, 2021).
  • "Theory Can Heal: Constructing an Ethos of Intervention" in Why Race and Gender Still Matter: An Intersectional Approach, Lisa Yount, Namita Goswami, and Maeve O'Donovan, eds.. (UK: Pickering and Chatto Publishers, 2014 / NY: Routledge, 2016).


  • "Thoughts on the Postpartum Situation" for Frontiers in Sociology. A Conceptual Analysis article in the Special Issue on Birth, in the Gender, Sex and Sexuality section, (Vol. 3, Article 13, June 2018).
  • "The Ableist Affections of a Neoliberal Politics" for the APA Newsletter on Philosophy and Medicine, (Vol. 16[1], Fall 2016).
  • "Thinking of Bhopal: Women's Bodies as Waste-Sites." International Studies in Philosophy, (Vol. 40.2, Spring 2008).

Podcasts, Blogposts & Public Philosophy:

  • PODCAST: Philosophy Casting Call by Élaina Gauthier-Mamaril, "On creative philosophical practices and the power of showing up w/Jen Scuro," (7/26/2021).
  • Interview: Dialogues on Disability hosted by Shelley Tremain. BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY Blog, (3/17/2021).
  • Rogue Philosophers, Video podcast series with Dr. Monica Vilhauer. Episodes on Practical Philosophy, Philosophical Counseling, Playfulness, (Spring 2021).
  • Helpfulness and Helplessness in the time of COVID-19,  "Short Talks" #2 in the series for the Public Philosophy Network (5/28/2020).
  • "The Burdens of Labor and Imagining Future Care Communities." Virtual lecture hosted by Brooklyn Public Library (BPL Presents) and Brooklyn Public Philosophers, (5/20/2020).

Academic Service

  • Governing Board Member, Cultural Studies Association (CSA), (2019-2022)
    • Executive Committee Member of the Governing Board (2021-2022)
    • Founding Co-chair of the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Access (IDEA) Committee (2021-2023)
    • Lead Curator of Virtual Make(r) Space, Annual Meeting of the CSA 2021, Theme: Anti-bodies
    • Co-Chair of the CSA's Critical Feminist and Queer Studies Working Group, (2016 to present)

Recent Presentations & Lectures

  • "On Trauma-informed and Disability-informed Teaching Practices: Nothing about us without us," with Devonya Havis (University at Buffalo Center for Diversity Innovation). Workshop session for teaching hub panel, Disabled Philosophers: Equity and Accessibility in the Philosophy Classroom, co-sponsored by the APA Committee on the Status of Disabled People in the Profession at the Eastern APA Meeting in Baltimore, MD, January 6, 2022.
  • "Becoming Unwell." Philosophy, Disability and Social Change II, organized as part of the Alfred Landecker Programme at the Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford, UK, December 7-10, 2021.
  • "The Worlding of the World through Prosthesis" for an invited panel: Concerning Heidegger and Disability Studies: on Embodiment and Freedom. Heidegger Circle hosted by Nazareth College of Rochester, May 16-19, 2019.
  • "Griefwork & After Birth," presentation for the Museum of Motherhood (M.O.M.) Annual Conference, Rewriting Trauma & Visibility: Motherwork, Pregnancy, and Birth hosted by Manhattan College, April 5-6, 2019.
  • "Rethinking Pregnancy: Two Philosophical Perspectives" with Suki Finn (University of Southampton, UK) at CUNY Graduate Center, co-sponsored by the Gotham Philosophical Society and the CUNY Academy for the Humanities and Sciences, December 19, 2018.
  • "Resisting Ableism: Narrating the Limits of the Cultural Imaginary." Workshop with Lydia X.Z. Brown for the Radical Philosophy Association (RPA), University of Massachusetts Lowell, November 10, 2018.
  • "Teaching Ethics Affectively." The New School for Social Research Graduate Student Pedagogy and Philosophy Workshop, Oct. 18, 2018.
  • "Mapping Ableist Biases: Diagnoses and Prostheses." Fordham University's Social and Political Philosophy Workshop Series. Fordham University Lincoln Center, Oct. 9, 2018.
  • "When Pregnancy Does Not Lead to a Child: A Graphic Novel Story." Bluestockings Bookstore & Activist Center, NYC, September 29, 2018.
  • Invited Lecture: "Finding Value: Global Sustainable Practices" for the 2nd International Partner Days in 2018, South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences in Soest, Germany, June 6, 2018.
  • "The 'No Exit' Problem: Kalief Browder and the failures of the criminal justice system." Panel presentation for the Cultural Studies Association (CSA) annual conference, Interventions. Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, May 31 to June 2, 2018.
  • "Resisting Ableism & Neoliberalism: Concepts and Strategies." Book discussion hosted by SWIP Ireland, National University of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland, April 3, 2018.

Art Exhibitions

New Rochelle Art Association:
  • Adolf Grant Award Show 2021, Online exhibit hosted by the New Rochelle Art Association. Sculpture 2nd Place.
  • 104th Annual Juried Show of the New Rochelle Art Association. New Rochelle Public Library, September 14 to October 20, 2019. Mixed Media Honorable Mention.

Fragile Waterways-Protecting What We Love. Teatown Lake Reservation Gallery. All proceeds benefit the Croton River Stewards Fund. December 1st to 31st, 2019

Transformations. Group show at Mills Pond Gallery, organized by the Smithtown Township Arts Council (STAC), St. James, NY. Aug. 17 to September 14, 2019.

Arches in Perspective. Group show at the Urban Arts Gallery and Art Access, Salt Lake City, Utah. Feb. 16 to March 16, 2018.

Cradling Creativity: The ART of Infertility. Group show at Old City Jewish Arts Center in Philadelphia from November 3 to 29, 2017.