Feminist Philosophers

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Call For Abstracts:
 Dominating Speech September 10, 2014

Filed under: CFP — phrynefisher @ 6:13 pm

Conference at UConn, November 21-23

Keynotes: Jason Stanley (Yale)
 Ishani Maitra (Michigan) Richard Wilson (UConn)

The Injustice League in the Philosophy Department at the University of Connecticut seeks abstracts on topics related to the conference theme. Suggested topics include: hate speech, slurs, propaganda, slut-shaming, bragging, and gossip.

We seek philosophical work from a variety of subfields, including: ethics, political philosophy, social philosophy, philosophy of language, epistemology (e.g. epistemic injustice), feminist philosophy, philosophy of law, and philosophy of race.
Please send abstracts of 750 – 1000 words, prepared for blind-review, to our graduate student project assistant, alycia.laguardia@uconn.edu by September 22th, 2014. Please put “DS Submission” in the subject line of the email. Decisions will be made shortly thereafter.

If you have any questions pertaining to the conference, please email: Suzy.Killmister@uconn.edu

Papers resulting from the conference will be strongly considered for publication in a special volume of Social Theory and Practice focused on the conference theme, guest edited by Hallie Liberto.


CFP: Journal of the APA August 19, 2014

Filed under: CFP — Jender @ 5:49 pm

Sally Haslanger writes:

The Journal of the APA will be launching this coming spring. It is crucial to the success of the journal that it represent research done by the many different intellectual constituencies of the APA. The editorial board is highly sensitive to this fact. Those working in philosophy of race/ethnicity, gender, sexuality, disability, class, those doing Continental philosophy, history of philosophy, those doing innovative philosophy outside the mainstream, PLEASE submit your work, and sooner rather than later. The APA is changing and it will change for the better only if we all make an effort to move it in the right direction. This is a chance to do so.


Sally adds:  Find more information about the journal here: http://www.apaonline.org/default.asp?page=journal
Find submission link here: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/j-apa.


She put this in comments, but I’m closing comments because I don’t have the time or energy to moderate and I think it’s about to get ugly.


CFP: Logos 2015 Religious Experience August 7, 2014

Filed under: CFP — philodaria @ 3:20 am

I do hope some of our readers will consider submitting to this conference–it’s a topic on which there has been very little engagement within feminist philosophy to date, and there are so many interesting avenues for feminist philosophers to explore here.

May 7-9, 2015 at the University of Notre Dame

Religious experience is central to religious faith and practice. It often serves as evidence for belief; it contributes to the development of doctrine; and it, or the desire for it, is often a major motivator for church attendance, meditation, commitment to spiritual disciplines, and other religious practices. Religious experience has received a great deal of attention within both philosophy and theology; but important questions remain unanswered. What is the nature of religious experience? What, exactly is (or should be) its relationship to religious belief and religious practice? If God exists and loves human beings, why aren’t vivid, unambiguous religious experiences more widely available? What can religious experiences tell us about the nature of God? Might religious experiences be the result, in part, of particular skills or virtues of the people who have them? The 2015 Logos Workshop will be devoted to addressing these and other philosophical and theological aspects of religious experience.

To have your paper considered for presentation at Logos 2015, please submit an abstract of the paper or the paper itself no later than October 15, 2014. Other things being equal, preference will be given to those who submit full papers by the deadline. We will let you know by December 1, 2014 whether your paper has been provisionally accepted. Full acceptance will be conditional on submission of the full reading version of the paper by April 1, 2015. It is expected that papers presented at the Logos workshop will be works in progress that can benefit from the group discussion. Consequently, we ask that authors not submit papers that will be published before the conference has ended.

Please send Abstracts or Full Papers to: analytictheology.logos@gmail.com

For more information, please visit: http://philreligion.nd.edu/calendar/annual-logos-workshop/

An additional note from the conference organizers:

The Center for Philosophy of Religion is committed to accommodating people with disabilities. Workshop participants will be more than welcome to contact us to discuss possible accommodations if needed.


CFP: Inclusive pedagogy: What is it and how do we achieve it? (APA Central) August 4, 2014

Filed under: CFP — Lady Day @ 4:09 am

Inclusive Philosophy Pedagogy: What Is It and How Do We Achieve It?

The American Association of Philosophy Teachers (AAPT) and the American Philosophical Association (APA) Committee on Inclusiveness in the Profession seek proposals for twenty-five minute presentations to be included in two complementary joint panels to be held at the 2015 APA Central Division meeting, which will occur Feb. 18-21 at the Hilton St. Louis At The Ballpark in St. Louis, Missouri.

The sessions, “Inclusive Philosophy Pedagogy: What Is It and How Do We Achieve It?,” are intended both to theorize (and perhaps problematize) the very notion of inclusive Philosophy pedagogy and to provide audience members with tools and resources to help them make their own Philosophy pedagogy more inclusive. Thus, both theoretical and practical approaches to the theme are warmly welcomed.

Please send a 300 word abstract of your proposed presentation in .doc, .docx, .rtf, or .pdf to Shannon Dea sjdea at uwaterloo dot ca by no later than 15 September 2014. Please prepare your submission for anonymous review, including removing any identifying information from the document properties. You can indicate your name, affiliation and contact information in the main body of your covering email.

*The AAPT and the Inclusiveness Committee are eager to assemble a demographically diverse panel. If you are a member of an underrepresented group and wish to identify yourself as such, please include this information too in the covering email.

Authors can expect to receive a decision by early October, 2014.

Please direct any questions about these panels to Shannon Dea (sjdea at uwaterloo dot ca).


SWIP-Ireland, call for abstracts July 30, 2014

Filed under: CFP — KateNorlock @ 6:15 pm

Call for Abstracts
Society for Women in Philosophy, Ireland
Annual Conference and General Meeting
21st – 22nd November 2014, Newman House, Dublin 2, Ireland
Conference Theme: Women’s Bodies

Recent decades have seen unprecedented scholarly interest in the body, particularly the gendered body. This interest has been fostered by critical work emanating from the fields of philosophy, sociology, gender studies, cultural studies, medical humanities, and politics. Traditional concepts such as sex and gender have also come under scrutiny outside of the academy, where feminists and LGBT activists have drawn attention to the conceptualisation of the body in social and political milieus.

Given this widespread appeal of theorisations on the body, the Society for Women in Philosophy Ireland is organising a conference on the topic of Women’s Bodies. Papers might address, but are not limited to, the philosophical considerations arising from the following topics:

-       biological and social constructions of sexual difference.
–       essentialism  regarding sex and  gender,
–       materiality of the body
–       embodiment
–       pornography
–       pregnancy, biotechnologies
–       the body and sexuality
–       sexual violence and harassment
–       the phenomenology of pregnancy, birth and parenthood
–       technologies and the gendered body
–       social movements, activism, and the gendered body
–       the gendered body in media and culture

The focus of the conference is primarily philosophical, however, interdisciplinary papers combining philosophy with, among others, sociology, gender studies, cultural studies, politics, and medical humanities are also welcome.

Professor Rae Langton (Cambridge) and Professor Gail Weiss (The George Washington University) are keynote speakers at the conference.  Papers relevant to their work are also very welcome.

Please submit abstracts of not more than 500 words by September 1, 2014 to maria.baghramian at ucd dot ie.  Successful applicants will be contacted by 20th September.

This conference is supported by an award from the Irish Research Council.

Professor Maria Baghramian, MRIA
School of Philosophy
University College Dublin


Food, Masculinities & Home: CFP July 28, 2014

Filed under: CFP — annejjacobson @ 8:52 pm


The deadline has been extended to Aug 31, 2014. 


Food, Masculinities & Home

Edited Volume in Bloomsbury Publishers, “Home” Series

Editors: Michelle Szabo, SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow, Sociology, University of Toronto, & Shelley Koch, Assistant Professor, Sociology, Emory & Henry College, Virginia

Volume Overview

 The traditional relationship between women/femininity and the domestic kitchen is changing. Both gay and straight men are cooking more at home and have more responsibility for food provisioning as dual-earners, single men and single fathers. Gay, female and trans masculinities are opening up new ways of ordering domestic food work, and new ideas of fatherhood are redefining roles within the household. Food media and popular culture increasingly feature men in domestic culinary roles, while masculine-identified women and trans men are using new media to “masculinize” traditionally feminine food tasks such as baking. All of these trends are occurring in a highly politicized foodscape where issues like public health (re. e.g. obesity rates), food system sustainability, and gender, race and class inequality are at stake.



CFP: Enriching Public Discourse—Empowering African People July 7, 2014

Filed under: CFP — philodaria @ 10:04 pm

‘We do not see reparations as the answer. Instead, we should concentrate on identifying ways forward, with a focus on the shared global challenges that face our countries in the 21st century’.

This is our Coalition Government’s position. No argument is offered to support the conclusion our Government has already reached, behind closed doors. There is no debate.

‘Why do we want it? Why do we need it? Well we need it because people are still suffering today as a result of enslavement and colonisation. Racial discrimination grew out of them. As a matter of fact, racial discrimination came about in order for them to justify enslavement and colonisation’.

This is the argument that Bernie Grant, MP for Tottenham, made, when, in 1993, in response to the Abuja Proclamation, he set up the African Reparations Movement (UK).

UCL is collaborating with the African Reparations Transnational Community of Practice —academics are collaborating with activists—to enrich our public discourse, with explicit discussion of arguments, in favour of repairing the wrong of European enslavement, European colonisation, and European neo-colonisation of African and diasporic African peoples.

Academics produce knowledge—at least, this is what we’re told. Yet, academics in Europe have failed to produce knowledge to explain why and how Europe should repair this European wrong. It is as a result of this failure that public opinion and political representatives are against repairing this wrong.

Activists, by contrast, have long been producing knowledge to explain why and how Europe should repair this European wrong. However, these activists face at least three challenges, each of which our project aims to tackle.

First, activists have focused on developing legal and jurisprudential arguments, both of which have proved difficult to win. By bringing them into conversation with political philosophers, we aim to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and skills, that both activists and academics can use, to change the very terms of the debate.

Second, the diasporic African community in Europe is largely unaware of the knowledge these activists have produced. By equipping this community with a ‘reparations toolkit’, we aim to empower them to advance the grassroots-led International Social Movement for African Reparations.

Third, academics in Europe have failed to take seriously the knowledge produced by activists in Europe. By showing them that arguments developed in collaboration with activists are much more powerful, we aim to foster an enthusiasm, among academics, for co-producing knowledge with activists in the future.

On Sunday 12th October 2014—the International Day for Reparations Related to Colonisation—we will bring together, at the Black Cultural Archives, activists and academics, to co-produce arguments that respond to the concerns and motivations of diasporic African peoples in London and that explicitly tie these concerns and motivations to repairing the wrong of European enslavement, European colonisation, and European neo-colonisation of African and diasporic African peoples.

On Wednesday 8th April 2015—15 years to the day Bernie died and at the Bernie Grant Arts Centre —by equipping them, with the arguments that the activists and academics have co-produced, we will empower diasporic African peoples, to enrich public discourse, during the first year of the UN International Decade for People of African Decent and the campaign for the UK’s general election.

If you would like to take part in co-producing these arguments, please send a one-minute-long, or one-page-long, clip, podcast, or blogposting, to uctynat@ucl.ac.uk, by Saturday 23rd August 2014—the UNESCO International Day for the Remembrance of “Slave Trade” and of its Abolition, which commemorates the self-empowerment and self-emancipation of the diasporic African people of Haiti.


Feminist Philosophy of Science at Ghent. June 25, 2014

Filed under: CFP,feminist philosophy,science — axiothea @ 8:50 am

Ghent 24-25 November, 2014

The Department of Philosophy & Moral Sciences of Ghent University welcomes abstracts for an international workshop on Feminist Philosophy of Science.

Invited keynote speaker is Stéphanie Ruphy (Université Pierre Mendès Greboble, France).

We welcome paper proposals on a variety of topics related to the conference theme, including (but not limited to) contributions to:

  • feminist philosophy of science
  • feminist science(s)
  • the role of science(s) in feminism(s)
  • the status of feminist philosophy of science in philosophy (of science)
  • the history of feminist philosophy of science
  • etc

Please send abstracts (max. 500 words) prepared for anonymous review to Eric Schliesser  by July 1, 2014.  Please include identifying information in separate page or accompanying email.

See here for more details.


CFP: Bodily Difference, Elemental Difference: Alterities of Political Ecology — DATE CHANGES! June 9, 2014

Filed under: CFP — Lady Day @ 1:37 pm

We’ve just received word from the organizers of the Bodily Difference conference we told you about here that they have had to revise the conference date and the submission deadline. The updated cfp is below.

Call for Papers

38th Annual Fall Colloquium


Towson University

Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies


Bodily Difference, Elemental Difference: Alterities of Political Ecology


Friday, September 5, 2014*


Félix Guattari has written, “Now more than ever, nature cannot be separated from culture; in order to comprehend the interactions between ecosystems … we must learn to think ‘transversally’.” To think ‘transversally’ would be to intertwine deliberately the ecological and the political, thinking these concepts simultaneously in order to do justice to both.

Taking Guattari’s suggestion seriously, how might bodily difference and radical bodily specificity inform a transversal ecological-political philosophy? How does non-normative bodily experience— of race, ability, cis and transgender, class, sexuality— open up ways of approaching ecological-political concerns, of parsing “eco-logy”? How might political experiences of bodily discontinuity and asymmetry inform philosophical ecologies? How do philosophical traditions explore the significance and specificity of lived bodies ecologically?


We’d be very interested in papers exploring but certainly not limited to the following topics:


Eco-Political Philosophies of Disability, Universal Access

Existential Phenomenologies of Bodily Alterity

Political Ecology of Vital Materialism

Intersexualities and Ecofeminism

Transgender Ecologies

Environmental Racism and Eco-Imperialism

Eco-Political Philosophies of Factory Farming

Political-Ecological Implications of Neoliberalism

Political-Ecological Implications of Mass Incarceration

Bodies & Body Schemas in Fanon, Merleau-Ponty, Beauvoir, Baldwin, Uexküll, Deleuze, Foucault, Jay Prosser, Eli Clare


Please send prepared for double-anonymous review in one email (1) an attached abstract of 500 words plus (2) in the body of your email detailed contact information by July 25th* to and expect to hear back by July 31st from


Dr. Emily Anne Parker eparker@towson.edu

Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies

Towson University

8000 York Road

Towson, MD 21252


*Note date change! Apologies for any inconvenience these date changes cause.


CFP: feminist bioethics June 2, 2014

Filed under: bioethics,CFP — annejjacobson @ 9:06 pm


In an ongoing effort to stimulate scholarship and encourage the growth of the field of feminist bioethics, the FAB Affinity Group would like to invite submissions for the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH) 2014 Annual Meeting, October 16-19, 2014 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel in San Diego, CA. The theme is open, but should relate to issues within feminist bioethics, broadly construed. Especially encouraged are papers that reflect works in progress, exploring new theoretical approaches to feminist bioethics or analyzing advances in the biological sciences and medicine using a feminist framework. Up to three applicants may be selected to present their work and receive feedback from the group at the Affinity Group meeting.

Abstracts or proposals (250 words or less) should be emailed to agotlib@brooklyn.cuny.edu by June 30th. Please include your full contact information. All submissions will be reviewed by the FAB Affinity Group committee. Applicants will be notified of the committee’s decision by July 31st.

Please feel free to distribute this invitation as appropriate.
Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you at ASBH in October!

Best regards,

Anna Gotlib and Michal Raucher
FAB Affinity Group Committee



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