Julie E. Maybee
Associate Professor of Philosophy, Lehman College, City University of New York
Julie E. Maybee is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Lehman College, City University of New York (CUNY). She is the Coordinator of the new Disability Studies Minor at Lehman, and is affiliated with the Masters in Disability Studies Program in the School of Professional Studies at CUNY along with the Department of African and African American Studies at Lehman. Her interest in Africana philosophy and 19th Century Continental philosophy—especially Hegel (Picturing Hegel: An Illustrated Guide to Hegel’s Encyclopaedia Logic, Lexington Books, 2009) and the post-Hegelians—led to a broader exploration of the lived experiences of social identities—race, class, disability, ethnicity, gender—as well as the disadvantage and discrimination that accompany those identities in our society. Her most recent piece, “The Political is Personal: Mothering at the Intersection of Acquired Disability, Gender and Race” (in Disability and Mothering: Liminal Spaces of Embodied Knowledge, Cynthia Lewiecki-Wilson and Jen Cellio eds., Syracuse University Press, 2011), explores some complexities of identity created by the social consequences of becoming the mother of a newly disabled, black daughter.