Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy
Hypatia is a forum for cutting edge work in feminist philosophy. Since its inception in the mid-1980s, Hypatia has been a catalyst for broadening and refining feminist philosophy as well as an invaluable resource for those who teach in this area. Feminist philosophy arises out of diverse traditions and methods within philosophy and is also richly interdisciplinary in orientation.
Hypatia’s commitment to the development of feminist philosophy entails that, in all its policies and practices, Hypatia actively reflect and engage the diversity within feminism itself, the diverse experiences and situations of women, and the diverse forms that gender takes across the globe. Promoting diversity within feminist philosophy and philosophy in general is thus one of Hypatia’s core objectives.
We are committed to publishing articles that are broadly accessible. Hypatia serves as a resource for the wider women's studies community, for philosophers generally, and for all those interested in philosophical issues raised by feminism.
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2013 Hypatia Diversity Prize Winners
Crossing Borders (28.2)
Hypatia Reviews Online
Call For Papers
Moratorium on Hypatia Submissions
HYPATIA EDITORIAL TEAM TRANSITIONS JULY 2013
The Hypatia Board of Associate Editors are delighted to announce that Sally Scholz and Shelley Wilcox have been appointed the new Editors of Hypatia for a five year term beginning July 2013. The editorial office will move to Villanova University at the end of June where it will be managed by Sally; Shelley will serve as book review editor based at San Francisco State University. We look forward to the next exciting five years for Hypatia under the watch of Sally and Shelley.
Sally, Shelley, Shari, Alison, and Ann at a transition-planning meeting --April 12, 2013 University of Washington
THANK YOU, HYPATIA REFEREES!
The editors gratefully thank those who have served as referees for Hypatia between January and December 2012.
A new page dedicated to Hypatia statistics (bibliometric data, submission and review statistics, journal ratings and rankings) can be found here.
ANNOUNCING THE WINNER OF THE 2013 HYPATIA DIVERSITY ESSAY PRIZE
Hypatia is delighted to announce the winners in our first ever Diversity Essay Prize. The Diversity Essay Prize Committee, consisting of Ofelia Schutte, Mickaella Perina, and Linda Martín Alcoff, has awarded the prize to Anna Carastathis for her paper “Basements and Intersections.” Carastathis’s paper will appear in issue 28.4 (Fall 2013), and she will receive the essay prize of $500. We have also awarded an Honorable Mention to Jen McWeeny for her paper “Topographies of Flesh: Women, Nonhuman Animals, and the Embodiment of Connection and Difference.” McWeeny’s paper will also appear in a forthcoming issue of Hypatia. Congratulations to both authors for their outstanding work.
The Hypatia Diversity Essay Prize is awarded biennially for the best essay, previously unpublished, written by a graduate student, postdoctoral fellow, or non-tenured faculty member that embodies a feminist, intersectional approach in a philosophical analysis combining categories of identity (e.g., gender, class, disability, ethnicity, nationality, race, religion, sexuality). The Prize Committee received fifteen submissions this year, and reviewed the submissions anonymously to select the winner.
NOW OUT! Volume 28, Issue 2: Crossing Boarders
Borders—of politics, identities, disciplines, and ideologies—are invoked to keep people out and to set membership criteria for those kept in. The contributors to this special issue of Hypatia on “Crossing Borders” present a diverse array of philosophical scholarship on the issues, theories, and strategies by which feminists define as well as transcend or transgress borders. They ask what can be learned by thinking about the meaning and import of crossing borders, living in them, or even destroying them. The categories we inhabit comfortably might not seem so comfortable when we realize what or who is left out—or why we are included. This disruptive move can generate powerful insights, and sometimes mobilize strikingly new alliances and solidarities. View the full issue at Wiley-Blackwell.
NOW OUT! Hypatia Virtual Issue: "Embodiment"
Linda Martín Alcoff, Hypatia co-editor, has assembled a new Virtual Issue: an open access, online collection of articles on embodiment.
Embodiment has been a central theme in feminist philosophy from its early days. Our recent Special Issue on The Ethics of Embodiment, edited by Debra Bergoffen and Gail Weiss (26:3, Summer 2011), generated such interest that it resulted in two subsequent thematic clusters: “Contesting the Norms of Embodiment” (27.2, Spring 2012), and “Further Essays on Embodiment” (28.1, Winter 2013). The essays selected for this Virtual Issue illuminate how the topic of embodiment has been broached over the years by Hypatia authors, how it has developed, and what topics have received the most focus. Hypatia has been the site of some of the most innovative feminist theorizing on this subject; this Virtual Issue provides a taste of the range of work on embodiment published by Hypatia since the mid-1980s. Read the full introduction
and see the list of articles here.
NOW OUT! Hypatia Virtual Issue: “Hypatia Essays on the Place of Women in the Profession of Philosophy”
Ann Cudd, Hypatia co-editor, has assembled a new Virtual Issue: an open access, online collection of articles on women in philosophy published by Hypatia over the years. To access to the this virtual issue, click here. To go straight to the editor's introduction, click here.
HYPATIA REVIEWS ONLINE
Hypatia Reviews Online GOES LIVE!
We are pleased to announce that HRO - the new online venue for Hypatia book reviews – is now up and running! We launch HRO with five new Hypatia book reviews and a very full archive of past reviews: a set of reviews that appeared online in 2004, and links to all the reviews since published in regular issues of the journal. HRO is open access; all HRO reviews are available online at: http://hypatiaphilosophy.org/HRO
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If you’re interested in reviewing for HRO, or can recommend books for review, please contact the Hypatia Book Review Editor, either directly or through the Hypatia Editorial Office.
CALL FOR PAPERS
CALL FOR PAPERS: Special Issue on "New Conversations in Feminist Disability Studies"
Volume 30, Issue 1, Winter 2015
Edited by Kim Q. Hall
August 15, 2013 submission deadline
For the full call for papers, click here.
CALL FOR PAPERS: Special Issue on "Emancipation: Rethinking Subjectivity, Power and Change"
Volume 30, Issue 3, Summer 2015
Edited by Susanne Lettow
February 15, 2014 submission deadline
For the full call for papers, click here.
MORATORIUM ON HYPATIA SUBMISSION
MORATORIUM ON HYPATIA SUBMISSIONS: January 15 to July 15, 2013
Manuscript submissions have grown dramatically in the last few years, and we're building up a substantial backlog of accepted articles. So, with regret, the editors have decided that we must temporary suspend all new submissions. This does not affect the resubmission of manuscripts accepted with revisions, Special Issues, or Diversity Prize submissions.
For the details, please see the full Moratorium Notice here.
Frequently asked questions about the moratorium are answered in our Moratorium FAQ sheet here (updated April 2013).
For advice about alternative venues for publishing feminist philosophy, please see our summary of survey responses here (updated April 2013).
If there are journals you would recommend that don't appear in this summary, the survey is still open and we will be updating the summary of responses going forward.Follow this link to the Advice Survey here.
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