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: http://www.perspectivesongender.com
Submission Deadline: July 31, 2014
Conference Organizers: Ashley Dressel (firstname.lastname@example.org), Maura Priest (email@example.com), Cailin O’Connor (firstname.lastname@example.org)