SAF deadline: June 15, 2016

Tomorrow, Wednesday, June 15 is the deadline for submissions to the upcoming 25th Anniversary Conference of the Society for Analytical Feminism:

Call for Papers & Save the Date
SAF Conference 2016
 Analytical Feminism: Past, Present, & Future
 at University of Massachusetts Lowell
September 16th-18th 2016
Keynote Speakers: Nancy Bauer (Tufts University), Teresa Blankmeyer Burke(Gallaudet University), Tommie Shelby (Harvard University)
Co-sponsored by University of Massachusetts Lowell and Boston University
The Society for Analytical Feminism invites submissions of long abstracts or panel proposals for a conference on the theme of Analytical Feminism: Past, Present, & Future.
We seek presentations that examine feminist topics by methods broadly construed as analytic, or that discuss the use of analytic philosophical methods as these are applied to feminist issues.  We welcome work that explores the relationships between feminist philosophy and intersectional questions of race, class, sexuality, and ability (among others).
Authors of individual papers should submit an extended abstract (750-1000 words) accompanied by a bibliography, prepared for doubly anonymous review.  Panel proposals should be submitted by one author on behalf of all panelists and should include a paragraph proposing the panel that is accompanied by all of the extended abstracts; the panel proposal and all abstracts should be prepared for doubly anonymous review.  Reading time should be approximately 20 minutes for individual papers and 80 minutes for panels.
Please send questions and submit proposals to SAFconference2016 at gmail.com by JUNE 15th 2016.  Include your name and preferred email address in the body of your email.  If you are proposing a panel, please include the names and preferred email addresses of all potential participants in the body of the email.  Please submit all relevant information in a single document (no separate bibliographies, please).

Stop Protecting Abusive Academic Men

A powerful post.

In the last two weeks, we have seen gender, higher education and celebrity revolving around one issue our news feeds. No, I am not referring to Angelina Jolie-Pitt’s appointment as Visiting Professor at the LSE, but rather the series of revelations relating to violence against women in academia and the celebrity-verse. First, on 20th May, Buzzfeed broke the story about two allegations against renowned Yale professor Thomas Pogge for sexual misconduct. Then, on 28th May, global news outlets reported that the Los Angeles Superior Court had issued Johnny Depp with a restraining order in response to his wife Amber Heard’s evidence of a history of domestic violence during their relationship. Finally, on 30th May, one of the world’s best-known feminist scholars, Sara Ahmed, resigned from her professorship at Goldsmiths University due to the institution’s failure to tackle sexual harassment. Brought side by side, three separate events speak volumes about how the obsession with male genius and creativity continues to sustain rape culture.