Women's Caucus

The EPSA Women’s Caucus was founded in October, 2011 at the EPSA conference in Athens (Greece). The goals of the Caucus are to promote networking, research collaboration, and informal peer mentoring among women in philosophy of science, as well as to make the presence of women in the field more visible.



Women in Philosophy of Science

In our Three Minute Interview series, we ask prominent women in philosophy of science what's good, what's bad, and what can still improve for women and other under-represented groups in philosophy.

We launched the Women in Philosophy of Science: Three Minute Interview series back in 2016. It goes out with our biannual Newsletter.

Resources on Women and Other Under-represented Groups in Philosophy

Literature on Women and Other Under-represented Groups in Philosophy

  • Steele, C. M. 1997. “A threat in the air: How stereotypes shape the intellectual identities and performance of women and African-Americans.” American Psychologist 52: 613-629.
  • Wylie, A., J. R. Jakobsen & G. Fosado. 2007. Women, Work, and the Academy: Strategies for Responding to ’Post-Civil Rights Era’ Gender Discrimination. New York, NY: Barnard Center for Research on Women.
  • Haslanger, Sally. 2008. “Changing the Ideology and Culture of Philosophy: Not by Reason (Alone).” Hypatia 23 (2): 210-223. 
  • Women in Philosophy: The Costs of Exclusion, a thematic cluster of paper in Hypatia 26 (2) in 2011.
  • Beebee, H. & J. Saul. 2011. “Women in Philosophy in the UK: A report by the British Philosophical Association and the Society for Women in Philosophy UK”
  • Lee, C. & Schunn, C. 2011. “Social Biases and Solutions for Procedural Objectivity.” Hypatia 26 (2): 352-373. 
  • A special issue on women in philosophy: Journal of Social Philosophy 43 (3) in fall 2012.
  • K. Hutchison & F. Jenkins (eds.). 2013. Women in Philosophy: What Needs to Change? Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Support the EPSA Women's Caucus

Philosophers in Europe are in real need of initiatives to discuss and foster gender equality, not least given the diversity of backgrounds, institutions and welfare policies within each member state, which have a strong effect on academic cultures and on whom is empowered to participate therein. The Caucus proposes to make a difference by bringing philosophers together to identify and discuss gender issues; supporting initiatives that foster the visibility of women in philosophy; and providing information and resources to women and other minorities in the profession. The money donated to the Caucus will help to sponsor the Caucus meeting during each EPSA general assembly, pay for travel expenses for expert speakers to consult with us, and support the provision of childcare during EPSA conferences in the future.

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