What can YOU do to help?

Climate issues in philosophy have been in the news recently.  You might be asking: “What can I do to help?”  Any movement needs people who are committed to the cause and have the capacity or resources to contribute.  The more help and support behind a cause, the more can be accomplished. Here are some things…

BPA/SWIP-UK Good Practice Scheme

The British Philosophical Association and Society for Women in Philosophy (UK) have initiated a Good Practice Scheme.  Follow the link to find excellent resources for improving and maintaining equity in philosophy departments, learned societies and journals.  Institutions can use the resources to develop plans for action and publicly commit themselves to implementing the plans. I…

Giving feedback

It is difficult to give feedback to someone whose behavior is not contributing to a good climate.  How can one do it effectively?  How can one avoid blow-back?   Here is a tip sheet that may be helpful, and also suggestions for how to respond when you are the one getting the feedback.  Comments and…

Search season

Virginia Valian, a psychologist at CUNY, has done important work illuminating how gender schemas play a role in evaluation.  Some time ago (2005) she published a paper “Beyond Gender Schemas: Improving the Advancement of Women in Academia” Hypatia 20(3): 198-213, that is now available online (follow link , visible when viewing full post).  I would strongly recommend that…

Sources for Workshops

On Nov 14th and 21st the graduate students at the University of Calgary will be hosting two “Gender Inequality” workshops. The first session is on: gender inequality data, reasons to think that this data points toward a problem of gender inequality, suggestions of the root of the problem beyond explicit bias (implicit bias, stereotype threat)…