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The committee is charged with assessing and reporting on the status of women in the profession. Among its responsibilities are to identify unfair or discriminatory practices and to advise the board and the members of the association of ways in which they may be rectified; to advise women philosophers concerning means of overcoming discrimination and gender-specific obstacles that they may encounter; and to make reports and recommendations to the board concerning ways in which full and meaningful equality of opportunity can be provided to all individuals who seek to study, teach, or conduct research in philosophy. The committee is concerned with teaching and research. It seeks to facilitate an understanding of issues of gender and of the range of positions represented in feminist theories and publishes the Newsletter on Feminism and Philosophy.
The committee has its own webpage.
The editor of the Newsletter on Feminism and Philosophy and the director of the committee's site visit program serve in an ex officio capacity on this committee.
2011-2012 - no report submitted
This committee created a site visit program to assist philosophy departments in assessing and improving their climates for women and other underrepresented groups in philosophy. See more information about the site visit program.
The site visit program operates independently of the American Philosophical Association, and as such, site visit team members and site visit reports do not represent the association itself.
The site visit program was initially conceived by members of the APA's committee on the status of women, and the program's director serves on the committee in an ex officio capacity. The committee advises and supports the program; the APA has provided limited financial support for the program and the APA national office accepts payments on behalf of the Site Visit Program. However, neither the APA nor the committee on the status of women oversee the site visit program and its operations.
Brian Epstein Wins the 2016 Joseph B. Gittler AwardPosted in APA Announcements, Wednesday, July 06, 2016The APA is pleased to announce that Brian Epstein (Tufts University) has been awarded the 2016 Joseph B. Gittler Award for his book, The Ant ... more »
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