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Reader query: activities for women in philosophy group January 10, 2014

Filed under: queries from readers,women in philosophy — Jender @ 12:39 pm

I recently received an email from someone seeking suggestions for things that a departmental women in philosophy group could or should do. This seemed to me an excellent topic to crowd-source. So please leave your favourite suggestions in comments!

 

6 Responses to “Reader query: activities for women in philosophy group”

  1. Sherri Irvin Says:

    Our WIP group (at U of Oklahoma) tends to do 3 things: get together for coffee/tea/snacks at a cozy restaurant near campus, discuss a reading (sometimes – not at the craziest times of the semester), and/or have a brown bag lunch in our department lounge. It’s nice to have a chance to get away from the department, but it’s also nice to claim space within the department.

    Another thing that I thing would be good is to workshop people’s work in progress.

    When it comes to readings, Kristie Dotson’s papers “How Is This Paper Philosophy?” and “Concrete Flowers: Contemplating the Profession of Philosophy” are a great place to start.

  2. Sherri, can you provide more references for those two papers? They sound good.

  3. sxj656 Says:

    University of Birmingham recently set up a feminist philosophy reading group; we meet every other Friday afternoon during term time and discuss a short chapter or paper. Blog here http://bhamfeministphilosophyreadinggroup.wordpress.com/

  4. Sherri Irvin Says:

    The citation info for “Concrete Flowers” is Hypatia 26 (2):403-409 (2011).

    sxj656’s first link above will take you to the complete version of “How Is This Paper Philosophy?”

    Kristie also made a related blog post on NewApps:

    http://www.newappsblog.com/2012/03/reflections-on-academic-passing.html

    Further discussion happened in (at least) two places:

    http://www.newappsblog.com/2012/03/what-are-we-doing-here-anyway.html

    http://sgrp.typepad.com/sgrp/2012/10/kristie-dotsons-how-is-this-paper-philosophy.html

  5. annejjacobson Says:

    Dotson’s work is also discussed in a paper that was presented in the ‘behaving splendidly’ session at the APA. See the post below on gender representation and this:

    http://feministphilosophers.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/apacomments.docx


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