Student evaluations gender bias

The researchers took two online course instructors, one male and one female, and gave them two classes to teach. Each professor presented as his or her own gender to one class and the opposite to the other.

The results were astonishing. Students gave professors they thought were male much higher evaluations across the board than they did professors they thought were female, regardless of what gender the professors actually were.

See the full article here.

Reader query about resources for including women people of color.

A reader asks:

I am looking for information about lists of resources for including woman and people of color in classes on 20th century “continental” philosophy. I put that in scare quotes simply because the list need not be (should not be?) restricted geographically- people who work(ed) in say, Latin America or the Caribbean but with ideas we might identify with continental thinking should be included. I have a decent list going just off the top of my head both of philosophers working at the time, and philosophers who discuss their work now, but would appreciate input from this group or direction to other already developed resources- lists of names or works, presentations, videos etc. My list is being developed as a way of making clear to my department that it is in fact quite possible to include women and people of color in this course.

Any thoughts?


Call for Papers: Human:Race, Reconceptualizing the Human in Difficult Times

Strategies of Critique, the graduate student conference of Social and Political Thought at York University (territory of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, Wendat Nation, Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, and the Métis Nation of Ontario: Toronto, Ontario, Canada).

April 21-23 2016

When the Social and Political Thought program was founded, there were few places to do interdisciplinary scholarship that was deeply engaged in theory. Throughout the years, various disciplinary misfits have come through our doors to create work that challenged the limits of their times.  As we mark the 30th anniversary of our graduate student conference, we wish to draw from our histories of critique, while also challenging the theoretical and disciplinary limits of our time to map questions for our shared futures. Strategies of Critique has thought through the question of the human in myriad ways at multiple times in its history and we continue to do so with this year’s conference theme, “Human:Race | Reconceptualizing the Human in Difficult Times”.

See here for the full CFP.