Women in Philosophy APA Committees: Status of Women

APA Committees: Status of Women

Committee Charge

The committee is charged with assessing and reporting on the status of women in the profession. Among its responsibilities are to identify unfair or discriminatory practices and to advise the board and the members of the association of ways in which they may be rectified; to advise women philosophers concerning means of overcoming discrimination and gender-specific obstacles that they may encounter; and to make reports and recommendations to the board concerning ways in which full and meaningful equality of opportunity can be provided to all individuals who seek to study, teach, or conduct research in philosophy. The committee is concerned with teaching and research. It seeks to facilitate an understanding of issues of gender and of the range of positions represented in feminist theories and publishes the Newsletter on Feminism and Philosophy. The committee has its own webpage. The chair of this committee serves in an ex officio capacity on the committee on inclusiveness in the profession. The editor of the Newsletter on Feminism and Philosophy and the director of the committee’s site visit program serve in an ex officio capacity on this committee.

New “Women of Philosophy” Posters Available!

The APA Committee on the Status of Women is pleased to offer two new “Women of Philosophy” posters featuring photos of contemporary women in philosophy. The background for the “W” poster includes hundreds of names of contemporary women in philosophy. The posters in this series are available for purchase!

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