Alison Wylie, University of Washington (Editor) (Bio)
Alison Wylie, University of Washington
Professor of Philosophy and Anthropology, Adjunct in Women Studies Webpage
Wylie is a philosopher of science with longstanding interests in feminist analyses of the role of values in science, ideals of objectivity, and evidential reasoning. She focuses on the social and historical sciences, especially archaeology; her work in this area is best represented by Thinking from Things: Essays in the Philosophy of Archaeology (University of California Press 2002), and by essays included in The Philosophy of Anthropology and Sociology (2007), and Embedding Ethics (2005). Her feminist essays appear in collections such as Science and Values, which she co-edited with Kincaid and Dupre (forthcoming, 2007), the Handbook of Feminist Research (2007), Science and Other Cultures (2003), Science, Technology, Medicine: The Difference Feminism Has Made (2001), and The Cambridge Companion to Feminism in Philosophy (2000). She is a contributing editor to Breaking Anonymity: The Chilly Climate for Women Faculty (1995), co-editor of Feminist Science Studies, a special Issue of Hypatia (with Hankinson Nelson, 2004), and guest editor of Epistemic Diversity and Dissent, special issue of Episteme (2006).
Linda Martín Alcoff, Hunter College (Area Co-Editor: Continental Philosophy) (Bio)
Linda Martín Alcoff, Hunter College
Linda Martín Alcoff is Professor of Philosophy at Hunter College/CUNY Graduate Center. She works primarily in continental philosophy, epistemology, feminist theory, Latino philosophy, and philosophy of race. Her books and anthologies include Feminist Epistemologies co- edited with Elizabeth Potter (Routledge, 1993), Thinking From the Underside of History co-edited with Eduardo Mendieta (Rowman & Littlefield, 2000), Epistemology: The Big Questions (Blackwell, 1998), Real Knowing: New Versions of the Coherence Theory of Knowledge (Cornell, 1996), Identities co-edited with Eduardo Mendieta (Blackwell, 2002), Singing in the Fire: Tales of Women in Philosophy (Rowman and Littlefield 2003), Visible Identities: Race, Gender and the Self (Oxford 2006), The Blackwell Guide to Feminist Philosophy co- edited with Eva Feder Kittay (Blackwell 2006), and Identity Politics Reconsidered co-edited with Michael Hames-Garcia, Satya Mohanty and Paula Moya (Palgrave, 2006).
Ann E. Cudd, University of Kansas (Area Co-Editor: Value Theory) (Bio)
Ann E. Cudd, University of Kansas
Ann E. Cudd is Professor of Philosophy and Associate Dean for Humanities at the University of Kansas and co-editor for value theory for Hypatia. She is the author of Analyzing Oppression (2006), co-author of Capitalism, For and Against: A feminist debate (2011), and co-editor of Feminist Theory: A Philosophical Anthology (2004) and Theorizing Backlash: Philosophical Reflections on the Resistance to Feminism (2002). She is currently working on a book on intercultural and interpersonal intervention.
Sharyn Clough, Oregon State University (Book Review Editor) (Bio)
Sharyn Clough, Oregon State University (Book Review Editor) Professor of Philosophy Webpage
Clough’s research over the past several years has been on the relationship between epistemology and social values in the context of scientific practice. She focuses, in particular, on feminist approaches to science studies. Her work is informed by contemporary pragmatism and analytic philosophy of language, especially the work of Davidson and Quine. Insofar as values affect scientific knowledge, and knowledge claims more generally, Clough investigates how we might conceive of better or worse value claims. She has written a number of articles on science and values, including “What is Menstruation For? On the Projectibility of Functional Predicates in Menstruation Research” (Studies in the History and Philosophy of the Biological and Biomedical Sciences, 2002), and “Having It All: Naturalized Normativity in Feminist Science Studies,” in the Hypatia special issue on Feminism and Naturalism (2004). She is the author of the monograph Beyond Epistemology: A Pragmatist Approach to Feminist Science Studies (2003) and the editor of Siblings Under the Skin: Feminism, Social Justice and Analytic Philosophy (2003).
Asia Ferrin, University of Washington
Elizabeth Scarbrough, University of Washington
Julia Perkins, Wesleyan University
Elizabeth S. Anderson, University of Michigan (Bio)
Elizabeth S. Anderson, University of Michigan Webpage
Elizabeth Anderson is John Rawls Collegiate Professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Her research interests include feminist epistemology and philosophy of science, democratic theory, egalitarianism, pragmatism, and theories of rationality and social norms. She has written a series of articles on the interaction of facts and values in social science research, paying particular attention to feminist research and research on racial differences. She also has written extensively on affirmative action and racial integration, antidiscrimination law (including the law on sexual harassment), and the commodification of women's sexuality and reproductive powers (prostitution, surrogate motherhood). She is the author of *Value in Ethics and Economics* (Harvard UP, 1993), and *The Imperative of Integration* (Princeton UP, 2010). She currently is working on a book on the history of egalitarianism.
Tina Chanter, DePaul University
Tina Chanter is Professor of Philosophy at DePaul University. She is author of Whose Antigone? The Tragic Marginalization of Slavery (SUNY Press, 2011), The Picture of Abjection: Film Fetish and the Nature of Difference (Indiana UP, 2008), Gender (Continuum Press, 2006), Time, Death and the Feminine: Levinas with Heidegger (Stanford UP, 2001), Ethics of Eros: Irigaray’s Re-writing of the Philosophers (Routledge, 1995). She is also the editor of Feminist Interpretations of Emmanuel Levinas (Penn State UP 2001), and co-editor of Revolt, Affect, Collectivity: The Unstable Boundaries of Kristeva’s Polis (SUNY Press 2005), and of Sarah Kofman’s Corpus (SUNY Press, 2008). She is also editor of the Gender Theory series at SUNY Press.
Heidi Grasswick, Middlebury College (Bio) - Associate Editor Coordinator
Heidi Grasswick, Middlebury College
Heidi Grasswick is Professor of Philosophy at Middlebury College in Vermont, and regularly contributes to the Women¹s and Gender Studies program at Middlebury. She holds a Ph.D. from University of Minnesota, and an M.A. from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada. She has previously served as the President of the Society for Analytical Feminism and President of the Canadian Society for Women in Philosophy. Her research interests include feminist epistemology and philosophy of science, social epistemology, and bridges between ethics and epistemology. She has written articles on the epistemic relationship between individuals and their communities (Hypatia 2004), testimony in the moral realm, and the epistemic significance of sharing knowledge. She is the editor of Feminist Epistemology and Philosophy of Science: Power in Knowledge (Springer 2011). Her current work focuses on developing relationships of trust between various communities of knowing.
Lori Gruen, Wesleyan University
Associate Professor of Philosophy and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Webpage
Gruen’s work lies at the intersection of ethical theory and ethical practice, with a particular focus on ethical issues that impact those often overlooked in traditional ethical investigations, e.g. women, people of color, non-human animals. She has published extensively on topics in ecofeminist ethics and epistemology, environmental justice, and feminist analyses of human relations to non-human animals, including: “Gendered Knowledge? Examining Influences on Scientific and Ethological Inquiries” (Interpretation and Explanation in the Study of Animal Behavior, 1990); “Dismantling Oppression: An Analysis of the Connection between Women and Animals” (Ecofeminism: Women, Animals, Nature, 1993); “Animals, Intimacy, and Moral Distance” co-authored with Chris Cuomo (Daring to be Good, 1997); and "Empathy and Feminist Vegetarian Commitments" (Food for Thought, 2004). She has also published on ethical issues raised by biological research and developments in bio-technology and in feminist philosophy of law, including most recently a piece on the sale of women’s eggs “Oocytes for Sale?” (Metaphilosophy, 2007.) She is the co-editor of three volumes: Reflecting on Nature (1994), Sex, Morality, and the Law (1997) and Stem Cell Research: The Ethical Issues (2007) the latter of which recently appeared as a special issue of Metaphilosophy. She is currently the chair of the Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program and also directs the Ethics in Society Project at Wesleyan.
Cressida Heyes, University of Alberta Webpage Cressida Heyes is Professor of Philosophy, Adjunct Professor of Political Science, and Canada Research Chair in Philosophy of Gender and Sexuality at the University of Alberta, Canada, where she writes and teaches in feminist philosophy, political theory, and philosophy of the body. She is the author of Line Drawings: Defining Women through Feminist Practice (Cornell 2000), and Self-Transformations: Foucault, Ethics, and Normalized Bodies (Oxford 2007); the editor of The Grammar of Politics: Wittgenstein and Political Philosophy (Cornell 2003), and the four-volume set Critical Concepts: Gender and Philosophy (Routledge 2011); and the co-editor (with Meredith Jones) of Cosmetic Surgery: A Feminist Primer (Ashgate 2009).
Hilde Lindemann, Michigan State University
Diana Tietjens Meyers, Loyola University, Chicago
Diana Tietjens Meyers is Ignacio Ellacuría Chair of Social Ethics and Professor of Philosophy at Loyola University, Chicago. In Spring 2003, she was the Laurie Chair in Women’s and Gender Studies at Rutgers University. She works in three main areas of philosophy – philosophy of action, feminist ethics, and human rights theory. Her monographs are Inalienable Rights: A Defense (1985, Columbia University Press), Self, Society, and Personal Choice (1989, Columbia University Press; also available online), Subjection and Subjectivity: Psychoanalytic Feminism and Moral Philosophy (1994, Routledge), and Gender in the Mirror: Cultural Imagery and Women’s Agency (2002, Oxford University Press; also available through Oxford Scholarship Online). Being Yourself: Essays on Identity, Action, and Social Life is a collection of her (mostly) previously published essays (2004, Rowman and Littlefield). She has edited seven collections and one previous journal issue and published many journal articles and chapters in books. She is currently writing on three topics: victims’ stories and human rights, art and politics, and psychocorporeal identity and agency. Visit her website here.
Mariana Ortega, John Carroll University
Mariana Ortega is Professor of Philosophy and current holder of the Shula Chair in Philosophy at John Carroll University, University Heights, OH. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego. Her main areas of research are 20th Continental Philosophy, specifically Heideggerian Phenomenology, Latina Feminism and Race Theory. Her research focuses on questions of self and sociality, visual representations of race, and the question of identity. She has published articles in journals such as Hypatia, International Journal of Philosophical Studies, International Philosophical Quarterly and Radical Philosophy Review. She is co-editor with Linda Martín-Alcoff of the anthology Constructing the Nation: A Race and Nationalism Reader (SUNY, 2009). She is currently working on a monograph that elaborates a notion of self as multiplicitous subjectivity in light of Existential Phenomenological views and Latina feminisms.
Falguni A. Sheth, Hampshire College
Falguni A. Sheth is an Associate Professor of Philosophy and Political Theory at Hampshire College in Amherst, MA. She holds a B.A. in Rhetoric and minor in South Asian Studies from UC Berkeley, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the New School for Social Research. She works in the areas of continental philosophy, political philosophy and legal theory, critical race theory and philosophy of race, post-colonial, theory, and sub-altern and gender studies. She has published articles in the intersections of philosophy of race, feminist theory, and political philosophy. Her books are Race, Liberalism, and Economics (coedited, U. Michigan Press, 2004) and Toward a Political Philosophy of Race (SUNY Press, 2009). Her current research is in several areas: hybrid subjectivity, gender, and race; Foucault’s biopolitics in the context of legal subjectivity; the emergence and legal construction of Punjabi-Mexicans at the turn of the 20th century; and the metaphysics of misrecognition. Sheth has served on the Immigrant Rights Commission of San Francisco and is an organizer of the California Roundtable for Philosophy and Race. For more information, visit her website.
Alison Stone, Lancaster University
Alison Stone is Professor in European Philosophy at Lancaster University, UK. She works in feminist philosophy and theory, with particular interests in French feminism and debates around embodiment, essentialism, sexual difference, and sex and gender. She also works in continental philosophy, especially German idealism and Romanticism, Marxism, and the Frankfurt school. Her books are Petrified Intelligence: Nature in Hegel's Philosophy (SUNY Press, 2004), Luce Irigaray and the Philosophy of Sexual Difference (Cambridge University Press, 2006), An Introduction to Feminist Philosophy (Polity Press, 2007), and Feminism, Psychoanalysis and Maternal Subjectivity (Routledge, 2011). She has also edited The Edinburgh Critical History of Philosophy Volume 5: The Nineteenth Century (Edinburgh University Press, 2011).
Ásta Kristjana Sveinsdóttir, San Francisco State University (Bio)
Ásta Kristjana Sveinsdóttir, San Francisco State University Webpage Ásta Kristjana Sveinsdóttir works in metaphysics, feminist philosophy, and social philosophy. She has a BA in philosophy and mathematics from Brandeis, AM in philosophy from Harvard, and PhD in philosophy from MIT. She is Associate Professor of Philosophy at San Francisco State University. (Email: email@example.com.)
Lisa Tessman, Binghamton University
Andrea Woody (Philosophy)
Andrea Woody is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Adjunct in Dance, History, and Women Studies. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. Her areas of research specialization include philosophy of science, history of science, aesthetics, and feminist perspectives in philosophy. Currently, she is investigating visual representations as part of a larger project that examines how pragmatic techniques for manipulating scientific theories, such as model building and alternative forms of representation, are developed and justified by scientific communities.
Kari Weil (College of Letters)
Kari Weil is Visiting Professor in the College of Letters at Wesleyan University. She is the author of Androgyny and the Denial of Difference (1992) and has published widely on French feminism and representations of gender in modern literature and culture. Her current research and publications involve the intersections of feminist theory, continental philosophy, and animal studies.
Anita L. Allen, University of Pennsylvania
Sandra Bartky, University of Illinois, Chicago
Lorraine Code, York University
Ann Garry, California State University, Los Angeles (Bio)
Ann Garry, California State University, Los Angeles
Ann Garry has taught Philosophy at California State University, Los Angeles for a very, very long time. She is frequently Visiting Professor of Philosophy and Women’s Studies at UCLA and recently taught feminist philosophy at the University of Tokyo on a Fulbright Fellowship. She co-edited Women, Knowledge and Reality: Explorations in Feminist Philosophy. Herarticles range from feminist issues in bioethics and philosophy of law to analytic feminist epistemology and philosophical method. Recently she has been working on the intersections of race, sexuality and gender. Since the 1970s she has been active in founding and maintaining the institutions of feminist philosophy, including Hypatia.
Sandra Harding, University of California, Los Angeles (Bio)
Sandra Harding, University of California, Los Angeles Sandra Harding teaches in Philosophy, Women's Studies, and the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA. She is the author or editor of 15 books, including Sciences From Below: Feminisms, Postcolonialities, and Modernities (Duke Univ. Press, 2008), Science and Social Inequality (Univ. of Illinois Press, 2006), and The Feminist Standpoint Theory Reader (Routledge, 2006). She was co-editor of Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 2000-2005.
Sally Haslanger, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Bio)
Sally Haslanger, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sally Haslanger is a professor in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at MIT and an affiliate in the Women's and Gender Studies Program. She began her philosophical life specializing in analytic metaphysics and epistemology, and Aristotle. Over time she has focused more on social/political philosophy and feminist theory. She has published on persistence through change, pragmatic paradox, and Aristotle's theory of substance; in feminist theory, on objectivity and objectification, and Catharine MacKinnon's theory of gender. Her recent work is on the social construction of purportedly natural categories such as gender, race, and the family, and on feminist epistemology.
Virginia Held, Graduate Center of City University of New York
Helen Longino, Stanford University
Ofelia Schutte, University of South Florida
Azizah Y. al-Hibri (Editor 1982-84), University of Richmond, Law School
Lori Gruen (Coeditor 2008-2010), Wesleyan University (Bio)
Cheryl Hall (Coeditor 1995-98), University of South Florida (Bio)
Cheryl Hall (Coeditor 1995-98), University of South Florida Cheryl Hall teaches political theory in the Department of Government & International Affairs at the University of South Florida. She has written extensively about political theory's gendered disparagement of passion in publications such as "`Passions and Constraint': The Marginalization of Passion in Liberal Political Theory" (Philosophy & Social Criticism), "Recognizing the Passion in Deliberative Democracy: Toward a More Democratic Theory of Deliberative Democracy" (Hypatia), and The Trouble with Passion: Political Theory Beyond the Reign of Reason (Routledge). She has recently begun working in the area of environmental political theory with a focus on overcoming obstacles to environmentally sustainable ways of life.
Hilde Lindemann (Editor 2003-2008), Michigan State University
Linda López McAlister (Editor 1990-95, Coeditor 1995-98), University of South Florida (Bio)
Linda López McAlister (Editor 1990-95, Coeditor 1995-98), University of South Florida Linda López McAlister is Professor Emerita of Philosophy and Women’s Studies at the University of South Florida. She received her philosophical education at Barnard College (AB 1962) and Cornell University (Ph.D., 1969). She has taught at Brooklyn College, CUNY Graduate School, UCLA, San Diego State, Florida State, and University of South Florida. Her main areas of philosophical work were the philosophy of Franz Brentano and history of women in philosophy. She served as General Editor from 1990 to 1995 and co-General Editor from 1996-1998. She is now a theatrical producer/director in Albuquerque, NM.
Laurie J. Shrage (Coeditor 1998-2003), Florida International University
Margaret A. Simons (Editor 1984-1990), Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
Nancy Tuana (Coeditor 1998-2003), Pennsylvania State University
Joanne Waugh (Coeditor 1995-98), University of South Florida
Local Editorial Advisors - University of Washington
Christine DiStefano (Political Science)
Christine DiStefano is Associate Professor of Political Science and Adjunct in Women Studies. A political theorist, DiStefano's primary research interests are in the areas of feminist theory and gender-related issues in political theory. Her publications include Revisioning the Political: Feminist Reconstructions of Traditional Concepts in Western Political Theory, co-edited with Nancy J. Hirschmann (Westview Press, 1996) and Configurations of Masculinity: A Feminist Perspective on Modern Political Theory (Cornell University Press, 1991). She is co-editor of the Signs special issue on "Institutions, Regulation, and Social Control" (Summer 1999) and editor of Feminist Interpretations of Marx (Penn State Press, forthcoming). She also has published on the concept of autonomy, and is currently writing on feminist attitudes toward ethical pluralism.
Sara Goering (Philosophy)
Sara Goering is Assistant Professor of Philosophy and a member of the Program on Values in Society. She works in bioethics and feminist philosophy, and her research combines concerns about the ethics of genetic engineering, prenatal testing, human enhancement, disability rights, and feminist theory. A central theme is the definition and significance of normality. Her work has appeared in the Cambridge Quarterly on Healthcare Ethics, the Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal, Philosophy and Public Policy Quarterly, the American Journal of Bioethics, and the Journal of Social Philosophy. She is co-editor with Annette Dula of "It Just Ain't Fair" — The Ethics of Health Care for African Americans.
Lynn Hankinson Nelson (Philosophy)
Lynn Hankinson Nelson is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Washington. Her areas of expertise are feminist epistemology, feminist philosophy of science, and philosophy of biology and the social sciences. She is the author of Who Knows: From Quine to Feminist Empiricism (1990) and co-editor of Feminist Interpretations of W. V. O. Quine (with Nelson, 2003), Feminism, Science, and the Philosophy of Science (with Nelson, 1996), and Feminist Science Studies, a special issue of Hypatia (with Wylie, 2004). Her essays on topics in feminist philosophy of science include "Relativism and Feminist Science Scholarship" (Engendering Rationalities, 2001), "Feminist Philosophy of Science" (Blackwell Companion to Philosophy of Science, 2001), and "The Very Idea of Feminist Epistemology" (Hypatia 1995).
Nancy Hartsock (Political Science)
One of the key early exponents of feminist standpoint theory, and founding director of the Center for Women and Democracy, Hartsock is widely influential in feminist political theory and philosophy. She is especially well known for The Feminist Standpoint Revisited and other Essays (1998) and Money, Sex, and Power: Toward a Feminist Historical Materialism (1983), and she has served on the Hypatia editorial board from its inception for over fifteen years. She is currently working on how to understand women's roles in the contemporary global economy.
Carole Lee (Philosophy)
Lee’s research lies at the intersection of epistemology, the philosophy of psychology, and the philosophy of the social sciences. She has published on the normative aims and values of Applied Cognitive Psychology, the criteria for what counts as an empirically adequate explanation in Cognitive Psychology, and the lessons naturalized epistemologists should draw from these analyses: see "Applied Cognitive Psychology and the 'Strong Replacement' of Epistemology by Normative Psychology" (Philosophy of the Social Sciences, 2008); "The Representation of Judgment Heuristics and the Generality Problem" (Proceedings of the 29th Annual Cognitive Science Society, 2007). She has also published work on the role that social and conversational norms play in participant-experimenter communication and their impact on valid questionnaire design, interpretation, and explanation: see "Gricean Charity: The Gricean Turn in Psychology" (Philosophy of the Social Sciences, 2006).
Jean Roberts (Philosophy)
Jean Roberts is a specialist in ancient philosophy, and has been concentrating on the moral and political philosophy of Plato and Aristotle in recent years, with a particular emphasis on questions about moral and political personhood. She has broad interests in moral and political philosophy and has taught courses on topics ranging from Sidgwick's utilitarianism to feminist theory.
Ingra Schellenberg (Philosophy)
Ingra Schellenberg is Assistant Professor of Philosophy and a member of the Program on Values in Society. She also holds a partial appointment at the University of Washington School of Medicine in the Department of Medical History and Ethics. In addition, she is a member of the Ethics Advisory Committee and Ethics Consultation Service for the University of Washington Hospitals. Her primary research interests are in ethics, bioethics, and philosophy of medicine. Her dissertation was about the moral significance of moods, especially as related to cases of psychopathology, e.g., depression, borderline personality disorder. She has also written about moral issue arising in clinical ethics consultations.
Amy Allen, Dartmouth College
Amy Allen is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Women's and Gender Studies at Dartmouth College. She is the author of The Power of Feminist Theory: Domination, Resistance, Solidarity (Westview Press, 1999) and The Politics of Our Selves: Power, Autonomy, and Gender in Contemporary Critical Theory (Columbia University Press, 2008).
Bat-Ami Bar On, Binghamton University Webpage
Bat-Ami Bar On is Professor of Philosophy and women's studies and Director of the Institute for Advanced studies in the Humanities at Binghamton University. She currently works in the intersections of democratic theory and normative theories of political violence in a manner that is inflected by her reading of Hannah Arendt.
Samantha Brennan, University of Western Ontario (Bio)
Samantha Brennan, University of Western Ontario
Samantha Brennan is Professor of Philosophy at The University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada, where she also the Department Chair of Philosophy and an Affiliate Member of the Centre for Women's Studies and Feminist Research. Brennan is also a member of Western's Queer Faculty Caucus. Her main research interests are in moral and political philosophy, including feminist ethics. She has edited a number of special issues of journals on feminist themes (analytic feminism, for Hypatia, with Anita Superson and feminist moral philosophy, for Canadian Journal of Philosophy). Brennan's publications have appeared in such journals as Ethics, Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, Archiv fur Rechts und Sozialphilosophie, Dialogue, and Social Theory and Practice. Her full CV is available on the web at http://publish.uwo.ca/~sbrennan/cv.pdf.
Susan Brison, Dartmouth College
Rosalyn Diprose, University of New South Wales (Bio)
Rosalyn Diprose, University of New South Wales Webpage
Rosalyn Diprose is Professor of Philosophy in the School of Humanities, University of New South Wales in Sydney. Her book publications include Corporeal Generosity: On Giving with Nietzsche, Levinas, and Merleau-Ponty (SUNY 2002) and, as co-editor, Merleau-Ponty: Key Concepts (Acumen 2008). Areas of philosophical research expertise include: Nietzsche, 20th Century French philosophy (including existential phenomenology and its critics) and topics in feminist philosophy (sexual difference and philosophy of the body). Much of her recent published research applies concepts from Continental Philosophy to develop ideas of community and responsibility, and to address issues in bioethics, biotechnology, and biopolitics.
Ann Ferguson, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Miranda Fricker,University of Sheffield Webpage
Miranda Fricker is a professor at the University of Sheffield. She is the author of Epistemic Injustice: Power and the Ethics of Knowing (OUP, 2007), which explores how relations of social power and identity impinge in our epistemic practices to produce distinctively epistemic forms of injustice – injustices in which someone is undermined specifically in their capacity as a knower. She co-edited The Cambridge Companion to Feminism in Philosophy with Jennifer Hornsby (2000); and she is co-author of Reading Ethics, written with Sam Guttenplan, an introductory textbook of commentaries on selected readings in moral philosophy (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009). Her main areas of interest are ethics, social epistemology, virtue epistemology, and those areas of feminist philosophy that focus on issues of power, social identity, and epistemic authority.
Marilyn Friedman, Vanderbilt University Marilyn Friedman is W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt
University and Professorial Fellow, Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public
Ethics at Charles Sturt University and Australian National University,
Australia. She works in feminist philosophy, ethics, and social and political
philosophy. Her most recent books are Autonomy, Gender, Politics (Oxford,
authored) and Women and Citizenship (Oxford, edited).
Moira Gatens, University of Sydney
Moira Gatens is Professor of philosophy at the University of Sydney. She currently holds an Australian Research Council Professorial Fellowship (2006-2010) in the area of Philosophy and Literature. She is author of Feminism and Philosophy (1991), Imaginary Bodies (1996) and (with Genevieve Lloyd) Collective Imaginings, Spinoza, Past and Present (1999). She has held visiting fellowships at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, the London School of Economics, UK, and the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, Germany. In 2010 she will hold the Spinoza Chair at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Karen Green, Monash University
Elizabeth Grosz, Rutgers University
Elizabeth Grosz is trained in and worked for many years in Continental Philosophy. She is now a member of the Women's and Gender Studies Department at Rutgers University where she teaches feminist theory. She works on issues of corporeality and ontology insofar as they are linked to questions of sexual difference.
Sara Heinämaa, University of Helsinki
Susan Hekman, University of Texas, Arlington (Bio)
Susan Hekman, University of Texas, Arlington
Susan Hekman is Professor of Political Science and Director of Graduate Humanities at the University of Texas at Arlington. She has published extensively in feminist theory and the methodology of the social sciences. Her most recent books are Private Selves/Public Identities (Penn State Press 2004) and Material Feminisms (edited with Stacy Alaimo, Indiana University Press 2008). Her forthcoming book, The Material of Knowledge, explores the material dimension in feminist theory.
Lisa Heldke, Gustavus Adolphus College
Lisa Heldke teaches in the Philosophy Department and the Gender, Women, Sexuality Studies Program at Gustavus Adolphus College, where she holds the Sponberg Chair in Ethics. Much of her scholarly work has been devoted to the explication and exploration of the philosophical significance of food, foodmaking and agriculture. She is the author of Exotic Appetites: Ruminations of a Food Adventurer, and coeditor Cooking, Eating, Thinking: Transformative Philosophies of Food. She works in the tradition of pragmatist feminist epistemology, and has published papers drawing upon the heritage of John Dewey, Jane Addams and W.E.B. Du Bois.
Sarah Lucia Hoagland, Northeastern Illinois University
Nancy Holland, Hamline University
Nancy J. Holland is Professor and Chair of the Philosophy Department at Hamline University in Saint Paul, Minnesota. She is the author of Is Women’s Philosophy Possible? (Rowman and Littlefield, 1990) and The Madwoman’s Reason: The Concept of the Appropriate in Ethical Thought (Penn State Press, 1998), editor of Feminist Interpretations of Jacques Derrida (Penn State Press, 1997), and co-editor of Feminist Interpretations of Martin Heidegger (Penn State Press, 2001). She has also published over twenty-five articles on topics ranging from Heidegger’s reading of Aristotle to the music of Prince. Her current research focuses on the concept of ontological humility.
Jennifer Hornsby, University of London
Jennifer Hornsby's B.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. (1979) are from Oxford, London and Cambridge respectively. She has been Professor of Philosophy at Birkbeck, University of London since 1995, and is now also a Co-Director of the Centre for the Study of Mind in Nature, in Oslo. Her main interests are in philosophy of action, mind, and language, and in philosophical questions on which questions of gender impinge. She is currently pursuing questions in the area where epistemology and philosophy of action overlap. Her published articles include discussions of free speech as it relates to pornography and to hate speech. She is editor, with E. Frazer and S. Lovibond, of Ethics: A Feminist Reader (Blackwell, 1992) and, with M. Fricker, of A Companion to Feminism in Philosophy (Cambridge U.P, 2000).
Eva Kittay, Stony Brook University
Carolyn Korsmeyer, State University of New York, Buffalo
Sonia Kruks, Oberlin College
Sonia Kruks is the Danforth Professor of Politics at Oberlin College, where she teaches political philosophy and theory. Her scholarly interests lie at the intersection of feminist and twentieth century continental theory, with an emphasis on existential phenomenology. She has published on Beauvoir, Merleau-Ponty, Sartre, Fanon, Arendt, and others. Her most recent book is Retrieving Experience: Subjectivity and Recognition in Feminist Politics (Cornell University Press, 2001), and she is currently at work on a project on the political philosophy of Simone de Beauvoir.
Mary B. Mahowald, University of Chicago
Mary B. Mahowald is a professor emerita at the University of Chicago, with appointments in the Department of Obstetrics and Gyneclogy, the Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, and the College. Her areas of expertise are feminist philosophy, classical American philosophy, and bioethics. Her books include Philosophy of Woman: Classical to Current Concepts; Women and Children in Health Care: An Unequal Majority; Genes, Women, Equality; Bioethics and Women: Across the Life Span; and, with Anita Silvers and David Wasserman, Disability, Difference, Discrimination.
Lynn Hankinson Nelson, University of Washington
Dorothea E. Olkowski, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (Bio)
Dorothea E. Olkowski, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
Dorothea Olkowski is Professor of Philosophy, former Chair of Philosophy and former Director of Women’s Studies at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. She has recently completed three books: The Universal (In the Realm of the Sensible), a co-publication of Edinburgh University Press Columbia University Press (2007); Feminist Interpretations of Maurice Merleau-Ponty, coedited with Gail Weiss, (Penn State University Press, 2006); and The Other—Feminist Reflections in Ethics, Helen Fielding, Gabrielle Hiltman, Dorothea Olkowski, Anne Reichold, eds. (Palgrave Publishers, 2007). She is currently working on a book, Nature, Ethics, Love, for Columbia and Edinburgh University Presses.
Laura M. Purdy, Wells College
Phyllis Rooney, Oakland University
Sara Ruddick, The New School for Social Research
Sara Ruddick has retired from teaching and has developed an interest in the visible and hidden disadvantages - and some advantages - of writing and studying as an 'independent' scholar. For roughly forty years she taught at the New School University primarily as a faculty member of Lang College and also sometimes as an associate of a liberal arts masters program and the graduate faculty. In early years she co-edited a collection of personal essays by women about their efforts to find and pursue intellectual or artistic work despite external barriers and internal prejudices against themselves (Working It Out 1977). She remains particularly interested in women's epistemological and emotional relationship to the women they have worked on and through as biographers and critics (Between Women 1984, 1993). She also put together with a legal theorist a collection of essays on contemporary dilemmas of motherhood and mothering for which there are no easy answers (Mother Troubles 1999). In 1989 (2nd edition 1995), she published Maternal Thinking: Toward a Politics of Peace.
Elizabeth V. Spelman, Smith College
Elizabeth V. Spelman is Professor of Philosophy and the Barbara Richmond Professor in the Humanities at Smith College. The author of Inessential Woman: Problems of Exclusion in Feminist Thought; Fruits of Sorrow: Framing Our Attention to Suffering; and Repair: The Impulse to Restore in a Fragile World, she currently is at work on a project entitled Philosophy and Waste: The Garbagio Seminars.
Shannon Sullivan, Pennsylvania State University (Bio)
hannon Sullivan, Pennsylvania State University
Shannon Sullivan is Head of the Philosophy Department and Professor of Philosophy, Women’s Studies, and African and African American Studies at Penn State University. She is author of Living Across and Through Skins: Transactional Bodies, Pragmatism and Feminism (Indiana UP, 2001) and Revealing Whiteness: The Unconscious Habits of Racial Privilege (Indiana UP, 2006). She is co-editor of Race and Epistemologies of Ignorance (SUNY Press, 2007), Difficulties of Ethical Life (Fordham UP, 2008), and Race Questions, Provincialism, and Other American Problems: Expanded Editionby Josiah Royce (Fordham UP, forthcoming).
Rosemarie Tong, The University of North Carolina, Charlotte (Bio)
Rosemarie Tong, The University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Rosemarie Tong is Distinguished Professor of Health Care Ethics in the Department of Philosophy and Director of the Center for Applied and Professional Ethics at UNC Charlotte. Receiving her PhD in Philosophy from Temple University in 1978, she has come to be internationally known for her contributions to feminist thought and bioethics. Dr. Tong has authored and co-edited thirteen books, including Ethics in Policy Analysis (1985), Controlling our Reproductive Destiny: A Technological and Philosophical Perspective (1994), Feminist Approaches to Bioethics (1996), Linking Visions: Feminist Bioethics, Human Rights, and the Developing World with Ann Donchin and Sue Dodds (2004), New Perspectives in Health Care Ethics: An Interdisciplinary and Crosscultural Approach (2007) and Feminist Thought: A More Comprehensive Introduction (2008 3rd edition). She has also published over one hundred articles on topics related to feminist theory, reproductive and genetic technology, biomedical research, global bioethics, aging, and healthcare reform. Currently, Dr. Tong’s research is focused on ethical issues in long-term care, cognitive enhancement and genetics.
Georgia Warnke, University of California, Riverside (Bio)
Georgia Warnke, University of California, Riverside
Georgia Warnke is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Riverside. Her most recent books are Legitimate Differences: Interpretation in the Abortion Controversy and Other Public Debates (University of California Press, 1999) and After Identity: Rethinking Race, Sex and Gender (Cambridge University Press, 2007). She is currently finishing work on a book, Debating Sex and Gender, for Oxford University Press’s Fundamentals of Philosophy series.
Gail Weiss, George Washington University
Gail Weiss is Professor of Philosophy and Human Sciences at The George Washington University. Her areas of specialization include phenomenology and existentialism, feminist theory, and philosophy of literature, and she is especially interested in philosophical and feminist issues related to human embodiment. Her work on the intercorporeal dimensions of embodied experience can be found in Refiguring the Ordinary (Indiana U. Press, 2008), and Body Images: Embodiment as Intercorporeality (Routledge 1999), and is also reflected in her edited and co-edited volumes: Intertwinings: Interdisciplinary Encounters with Merleau-Ponty (SUNY 2008), Feminist Interpretations of Maurice Merleau-Ponty (Penn State Press 2006), Thinkingthe Limits of the Body (SUNY 2003) and Perspectives on Embodiment: The Intersections of Nature and Culture (Routledge 1999) as well as her published journal articles and book chapters.
Cynthia Willett, Emory University
Cynthia Willett teaches philosophy at Emory University. She has published three authored books, Irony in the Age of Empire: Comic Perspectives on Irony and Freedom (Indiana, 2008); The Soul of Justice: Social Bonds and Racial Hubris (Cornell, 2001); and Maternal Ethics and Other Slave Moralities (Routledge, 1995). She has co-edited Theorizing Multiculturalism (Blackwell, 1998), and she is also one of the co-editors of the e-journal Symposia on Race, Gender, and Philosophy (MIT). She teaches courses in ethics, philosophy and literature, moral psychology, and social theory.
Naomi Zack, University of Oregon
Naomi Zack received her PhD in Philosophy from Columbia University in 1970. Following a twenty year absence from academia, since 1990 she has taught at the University at Albany, State University of New York, and has been Professor of Philosophy at the University of Oregon, since 2001. Zack has published widely on race, gender, and 17th century philosophy and is the author of these books: Race and Mixed Race (Temple, 1993); Bachelors of Science (Temple,1996); Philosophy of Science and Race (2002, Routledge); Inclusive Feminism (Rowman and Littlefield, 2005) and the short textbook Thinking About Race (2nd edition 2006). Zack is also the editor of American Mixed Race (Rowman and Littlefield, 1995), RACE/SEX (Routledge, 1997), and Women of Color and Philosophy (Blackwell, 2002). She has written numerous articles and has spoken widely about her work, in both the US and Europe. Forthcoming books are: Ethics for Disaster (Rowman and Littlefield 2009) and The Handy Philosophy Answer Book (Invisible Ink Press, 2009).
Jacquelyn Zita, University of Minnesota
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