I have been very encouraged as of late by the efforts described on the What We’re Doing About What It’s Like Blog, as well as by the number of signatures on the petitions in support of the Gendered Conference Campaign (both our own, as well as Eric and Mark’s). It’s wonderful that so many philosophers are actively supportive of greater equity within the discipline. I thought it might be useful, then (for myself, if no one else), if we started putting together a collection of resources related to climate issues (ideas, data, examples, strategies, etc.). There are already resources all over–some more collected, some more scattered– here and elsewhere; this is intended to be just a bit of organizing. I know I’ve missed a lot so, please, do add more in the comments! (List after the jump.)
Data on women in philosophy from the APA.
Jenny Saul’s paper, Implicit Bias, Stereotype Threat and Women in Philosophy.
Implicit Bias and Philosophy from the Implicit Bias Project.
Our own page with more references on the psychology of philosophy.
Being an active bystander.
Guidance on writing letters of recommendation, given the influence of biases.
Avoiding a gendered conference:
Tips on how to avoid an all-male conference lineup from Feminist Philosophers.
Resources for Individuals:
How to shift our feelings about our own status through power poses (this research began, in part, out of an interest in gender differences in classroom participation).
Facebook group for LGBTQ philosophers.
Resources for Undergraduates:
Resources for Departments:
Here are some ideas about how to improve the hiring process from the folks at the University of Oklahoma.
Information for evaluating applications, given that biases affect both how certain materials come together (e.g., letters of recommendation) and how we perceive them.