Reflections on trying to organise a panel with more women

Recently, we—Elisa Freschi and Malcolm Keating—set about organizing a panel for the upcoming ATINER panel. We aimed for a panel which would include significant numbers of women, using suggestions from the Gendered Conference Campaign (GCC) published on the Feminist Philosophers website to achieve this goal. Not only is the result an exciting combination of global philosophical interests which can push back against stereotypes of philosophy as a Western activity, its gender ratio can push back against stereotypes of philosophy as a male activity. Our hope is that the more panels and conferences which work to include women, the more women’s names will come to mind as experts in these topics. Further, hopefully younger generations of women will find it easier to find a path in academic philosophy. And finally, including more women who might otherwise be ignored due to implicit bias means better philosophy will be done.

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2 thoughts on “Reflections on trying to organise a panel with more women

  1. I recently co-chaired the program committee for the Scandinavian Logic Society Summer School in Logic 2015. The School consists of 7 tutorials, 3 of which are taught by women. We could have easily had all 7 tutorials taught by women, the female talent being pretty deep in logic these days. But then I thought: that would be odd, to have just one gender featured in the School. Below is a link to our School. We think it is going to be a great event!

    http://www.helsinki.fi/sls2015/

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