Research

Papers in Progress

[a paper on love and attention] (Draft available)
[a paper on the relationship view of love]  (Draft available)
[a paper on unrequited love] (Draft available)

Book Reviews

Review of Virtue and Emotion by Gopal Sreenivasan, Journal of Moral Philosophy, p. 183-6 (Mar. 29, 2023)

Public Scholarship

Love transcends the self", Institute of Art and Ideas (May 19, 2022)
Why it can be sublime to love someone who doesn't love you back”, Psyche (Feb. 9, 2022)

Blog Posts

The Mental Health & Disability Caucus”, Blog of the APA (Aug. 5, 2021)

Op-Eds

“Why I’d rather be friends with a ‘bad’ person,” Being and Becoming bi-weekly newsletter (June 18, 2024)

Podcasts, Radio, Recordings

"Love with Alexandra Gustafson”, Endnote, University of Toronto (April 21, 2023)

"The phenomenology of love”, The Philosopher’s Zone, ABC Radio (June 5, 2022)

Alexandra Gustafson on Love, Public Philosophy, and Disabilities in Academia”, The Philosopher’s Nest (May 9, 2022)

"What is love?" Distilled Research, (Feb. 21, 2022)

"Why it can be sublime to love someone who doesn't love you back", Curio (Feb. 12, 2022)

Philosophy Talks


Invited

Public philosophy for academic philosophers", Public Philosophy Soirée, Being and Becoming, Jan. 19, 2024

"We Should Embrace Unrequited Love", Ontario High School Ethics Bowl, University of Toronto, Mar. 5, 2023
___, Philosophy Course Union Symposium on Love, University of Toronto, Feb. 11, 2022

"The Sublimity of Unrequited Love", The Stoa, Feb. 14, 2023

"The Forgotten Phenomenology of Love", Association of Philosophy Students, University of Toronto, Scarborough, Mar. 24, 2022

“The Phenomenology of Love”, Philosophy Roundtable, The College of Wooster, Sep. 17, 2020

“‘Love Alters Not’: A Study of Unrequited Love”, Philosophy Roundtable, The College of Wooster, Apr. 5, 2018

Refereed

"The Forgotten Phenomenology of Love", Canadian Philosophical Association (CPA) annual conference, May 17-20, 2022

“The Mental Health & Disability Caucus”, American Philosophical Association (APA) Central Division meeting, Feb. 25, 2022

“‘Love Alters Not’: A Study of Unrequited Love”, Canadian Philosophical Association (CPA) annual conference, Jun. 1-4, 2019
___, Emotion Workshop, City University of New York (CUNY), May 3, 2019

“Edgington’s DW & HW Counterfactual Conditionals", MCMP Summer School on Mathematical Philosophy for Female Students, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Aug. 5, 2017

Comments

Sarah Gregory’s “Impostor Syndrome and Self-Respect”, The Department of Philosophy’s Annual Graduate Conference, University of Toronto, Nov. 4, 2023

Joel Van Fossen’s “Satisficing Love”, APA Eastern Division Meeting, Montréal, Jan. 4-7, 2023

Eskil Elling’s “Montaigne and the Problem of Skeptical Subjectivity”, The Department of Philosophy’s Graduate Research Weekend, University of Toronto, Nov. 16, 2019

Robert Stern’s “The Radical Demand in Løgstrup’s Ethics”, The Department of Philosophy’s Robert Stern workshop, University of Toronto, Sep. 20, 2019

Geoffrey Weiss’s “Filling in the Gaps in Fricker’s Relativism of Blame Thesis”, Centre for Ethics (C4E) Graduate Conference, University of Toronto, May 4, 2019

Julie Kirsch’s “Misinterpreting our Memories and Emotions”, The Department of Philosophy’s Graduate Research Weekend, University of Toronto, Mar. 23, 2019

Teaching Talks


Invited

"Teaching Writing in the Age of Mechanical Content Production", with Dave Suarez, Department of Philosophy Teaching Lunch, University of Toronto, Jan. 5th, 2024
___, Writing-Integrated Teaching Lead Writing TA Community of Practice, University of Toronto, Oct. 30, 2023
___, Faculty of Arts and Science (FAS) Generative AI Information Session, University of Toronto, Aug. 24, 2023
___, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering (FASE) EdTech Workshop, University of Toronto, May 17, 2023
___, Pedagogy Workshop: AI-Generated Text and Teaching in Linguistics, Department of Linguistics, University of Toronto, Mar. 6, 2023
___, Writing-Integrated Teaching Lead Writing TA Community of Practice, University of Toronto, Dec. 7, 2022

Refereed

"Teaching Writing in the Age of Mechanical Content Production", with Dave Suarez, Arts and Sciences Teaching and Learning Community of Practice, University of Toronto, Nov. 1 2022

Alexandra Gustafson giving her keynote

Being and Becoming Public Philosophy Soirée | January 19, 2024

Alexandra Gustafson giving her keynote
The keynote panel listening to audience questions
Alexandra Gustafson listening to questions during audience Q&A
Alexandra Gustafson answering questions during audience Q&A