The APA is excited to announce a new series of the APA Blog called “Women in Philosophy,” which will operate under the auspices of the Committee on the Status of Women (CSW) of the APA. The vision for the series is to showcase the diverse voices of women in philosophy, to address issues of specific concern to women in philosophy as a discipline, and to offer a platform for philosophers to speak to issues of concern to women in the public square.
The space will be one that has an outward as well as an inward focus. The series is concerned with thinking about issues of concern to women as well as with feminist philosophy and news within the profession. We look to address how these issues intersect with issues of race, sexuality, disability, and other traditionally neglected theories and identities, and encourage people to attend the panels co-sponsored by the CSW at the Pacific meeting of the APA. Posts will include reports on feminist philosophy conferences, women’s perspectives on their experiences in philosophy, discussions about equity in the profession, reports from women in various positions of leadership in the field, feminist pedagogy ideas and similar posts whose focus is on women within the field of philosophy. The series also aims to showcase the ways that philosophy is put to work to illuminate issues of concern to women in public life and to be responsive to current events in the world (as well as in the field). We look forward to showcasing the multiple ways of being a woman in philosophy and to engaging philosophically with issues of concern to women.
We are particularly interested in offering a space for women in philosophy who are not regularly featured in public fora, including graduate students and adjunct faculty.
The Women in Philosophy series welcomes submissions, which should follow the APA Blog guidelines. Submissions will be subject to review by the series editor, Adriel M. Trott, Associate Professor at Wabash College, and should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
The series comes about through the work of the members of the Committee on the Status of Women in conjunction with the series editor and through their ongoing support. Members include:
- Charlotte Witt, Chair, University of New Hampshire
- Peggy DesAutels, ex officio, University of Dayton
- Peter Railton, University of Michigan
- Lisa Shapiro, Simon Fraser University
- Yolonda Y. Wilson, Howard University
- Margaret Atherton, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
- Amy R. Baehr, Hofstra University
- Michael C. Rea, Notre Dame University
- Rachel V. McKinnon, College of Charleston
- Julinna C. Oxley, Coastal Carolina University
- Katie Stockdale, Sam Houston State University
- Serena Parekh, Newsletter Editor, Northeastern University