Welcome to the the home page of the Society for Women in Philosophy.
This page receives roughly 1000 requests per week.
The Society for Women in Philosophy was started in 1972 to promote and support women in philosophy. SWIP holds divisional meetings, meetings in conjunction with the meetings of the American Philosophical Association, and it publishes newsletters.
NOTE: This page is maintained on a purely voluntary
basis by Dr. Cynthia Freeland. She cannot always respond immediately to your queries
or suggestions, but will try to do so eventually. If you would like to volunteer to maintain some
related pages (we could use pages to cover calls for papers or job listings), please write to let her know and she will
be happy to share the load.
Send queries or suggestions to CFreeland@UH.EDU.
NEW! Feminist Philosophy Blog
SWIP Spring '07 Newsletter
New! Why are Women only 21% of Philosophy?
APA Status of Women Report,
session on the status of women in philosophy at Central Division 2007 APA, report on Berit Broggards' blog
Sally Haslanger's paper for the session,
"Changing the Ideology and Culture of Philosophy" (downloads as pdf file)
Additional course syllabi for Feminist Theory, etc. courses. Check them
out, and/or send in your own!
Interested in joining SWIP? You must join a division. See the column at the top left
titled "Divisions and Newsletter." Information may be found by following that link.
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that you can only be listed on our mailing list if you are a MEMBER of SWIP and if your
DUES ARE CURRENTLY PAID. Please do not request to be on the list otherwise, because it we wish
to maintain an accurate and up-to-date list of our actual members.
Editor, SWIP Newsletter
Director, Institute for Women's Studies
Professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies
University of Georgia
cuomo at uga.edu
On-Line Articles of Interest
Obituary for Iris Marion Young
NEW! "Feminist Friendly Graduate
Programs in Philosophy, a collective list compiled by Kathryn J. Norlock (with contributions from others), on Wikipedia
Women in Philosophy, a discussion on Wikipedia of
the difficulty of ascertaining the exact percentages of women in philosophy.
Percentages of Tenured and Tenure-Track Women Faculty at 98 Doctoral
Programs in Philosophy, maintained by Professor Julie Van Camp, Cal State Long Beach
"How Feminism Is Re-writing the Philosophical Canon",
by Charlotte Witt
"Feminist Epistemology and Philosophy of Science", by Elizabeth Anderson
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. (Look under "F" in their
Index for more articles on feminist philosophy.)