Briana Toole

Briana Toole is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Claremont McKenna College. She works at the intersection of epistemology, feminist theory, and the philosophy of race and gender. Toole is interested primarily in examining the relationship between social identity and knowledge, focusing in particular on how epistemology can be used to better understand oppression. Her work has appeared in Hypatia and Episteme, and she has been featured on a number of podcasts, including Examining Ethics and Many Minds.

Past Olios with Briana Toole

Defund the Police?

We need an epistemic framework that allows us to see the police for what they are – not as uniform-clad heroes, but complex human beings, capable of flaws and subject to criticism. Changing our social landscape doesn’t require better slogans, but better frameworks for understanding.

Venue: None

Teacher: Briana Toole

Jan. 28, 2021, 8 p.m.

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