CFP: Perspectives on Gender

Perspectives on Gender

October 24th-25th, 2014

University of California, Irvine


In light of recent national attention given to the status of women in the field of philosophy, this conference aims to promote open and multi-disciplinary discussion of issues related to gender. We plan to exchange views on a variety of topics organized under our conference themes of gender and knowledge, gender and social justice, gender and science, and gender and discrimination.  Central goals of the conference are to encourage discussion in the face of disagreement and a commitment to problem recognition and resolution in areas related to the conference themes. Although the conference discourse will extend across disciplines, we will devote special attention to concerns of women in philosophy.

Perspectives on Gender is organized by the UC Irvine Hypatia Society, an organization aimed at promoting the recruitment, retention, and success of graduate women in philosophy at UC Irvine.

Confirmed Invited Speakers:

Azizah al Hibri (University of Richmond)

Claudia Card (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Ann Cudd (University of Kansas)

Helen Longino (Stanford)

Call for Papers

We invite contributions on any topic related to gender and particularly those connected to the themes of gender and knowledge, gender and social justice, gender and science, and gender and discrimination. Special consideration will be given to submissions concerning women in philosophy.  For consideration, please submit a long abstract (500-1000 words) through our website.

Presentations will be 20 minutes long and will be followed by a 20-minute question and answer session. Additionally, we have scheduled a one-hour round table discussion on women in the profession. This session is open to all, but we especially hope for contributions from conference presenters.

Submission site:

Submission Deadline: July 31, 2014

Conference Organizers: Ashley Dressel (, Maura Priest (, Cailin O’Connor (


A note of caution

Via Daily Nous, Yale is seeking any information about a particular moral philosopher (named in the Daily Nous post) ‘that may be relevant to violation of university policy, i.e. that involves his professional behavior towards other philosophers in his status as a Yale Professor, even students in his areas at other universities’.

But as Kate Norlock and Heidi Howkins Lockwood advise in the comments, caution is needed here. We’d strongly encourage anyone with information they think might meet the above description to speak to a lawyer not affiliated with any university before they bring forward any information to a Title IX Co-ordinator or other university employee.