Kate Mehuron

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Professor and Graduate Coordinator

History and Philosophy; Women's and Gender Studies Department

702H Pray Harrold


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  • Ph.D., Philosophy, Vanderbilt University, 1989
  • MA, Philosophy, University of Memphis, 1983
  • MA, Religious Studies, University of Denver, 1979

Interests and Expertise

Professor Mehuron is the author of numerous published articles in feminist and social ethics anthologies. Her current research interests focus on philosophical practice and philosophical critiques of medical mental health paradigms.

Teaching Interests
  • Ancient philosophy
  • Phenomenology
  • Nineteenth and twentieth century European philosophy
  • Feminist philosophy
  • Social ethics

Publications and Presentations

Recently-Published Articles
  • “Memory Reconsolidation: Hope for a Terminal Analysis?” Journal of Cognition and Neuroethics, February, 2019

  • “Dementia: Displacing the Philosophical and Neurocognitive Deficit Model,” Philosophical Practice (2018) 13:2

Recently-Published Book Reviews
  • Review of Daniel Sousa, Existential Psychotherapy: A Genetic-Phenomenological Approach. In Metapsychology Online Reviews (2018) 22:20

  • Review of Omnia El Shakry, The Arabic Freud: Psychoanalysis and Islam in Modern Egypt. In Metapsychology Online Reviews (2018) 22:7

Recent Professional Presentations
  • “Memory Re-Consolidation: Hope for a Terminal Analysis?” Center for Cognition and Neuroethics Mind and Brain Conference, University of Michigan Flint, September 2018

  • “Neurophenomenology: what it can explain about traumatic memory,” International Conference: Phenomenology of Medicine and Bioethics, Ersta Conference Centre, Stockholm, June 2018

  • “Neurophenomenology: what it can explain about traumatic memory,” Medical Humanities Conference, Western Michigan University, September 15, 2016

  • The Ethics of Memory Manipulation," Ethics and the Brain Conference, Center for Cognition and Neuroethics, The University of Michigan-Flint, May 20, 2016


  • A Study of Post-Idealism in Contemporary European Philosophy.

Grants, Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Faculty Award in Teaching recipient
  • Michigan Governing Board Distinguished Faculty Award recipient