Japa Pallikkathayil, interviewed on 3AM magazine

A great young woman philosopher to know about. And some sensible observations on women in philosophy.

It’s really hard to know what to do about the situation when sexist attitudes are pervasive. But sometimes there are just one or two problematic professors who everyone knows are problematic but no one does anything about. In these cases, I think other faculty members need to be more proactive in addressing the situation. While this is not easy, not intervening fails to take seriously the very pernicious effect even a few people can have on the entire climate of a department.

3 thoughts on “Japa Pallikkathayil, interviewed on 3AM magazine

  1. And I’ve also appreciation for her comment regarding the Eastern APA tradition of the ‘smoker:’
    “This is a format that seems likely to exacerbate the influence of implicit biases and other irrelevant factors on the judgments of those involved in hiring. Given this, it is mysterious to me why this practice persists.” Perhaps a star saying it will get some traction.

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