Veronica Vasterling on Pseudoscientific Gender Claims

Further Reflections from the Future Directions in Feminist Phenomenology Conference By Emma Ryman At the Future Directions in Feminist Phenomenology conference, Veronica Vasterling gave a talk titled, “Feminist Phenomenology, Embedded Embodied Cognition, and [Pseudo] Scientific Gender Claims.” She is an Associate Professor in Gender Studies and Philosophy at the Institute for Gender Studies at Radboud […]

Feminist Bio-Phenomenology and Biotechnology

Further Reflections from the Future Directions in Feminist Phenomenology Conference By Katy Fulfer Public attention to assisted death in medical contexts seems to be exploding. In June the Quebec legislature tabled a care-at-the-end-of-life bill that includes provisions for physician-assisted death. In the state of Washington, there was a 17% rise in the number of individuals […]

Feminist Phenomenology, Race, and Perception: An Interview with Alia Al-Saji

On May 25, 2013, I had the chance to chat with Alia Al-Saji, who is an Associate Professor in the department of philosophy at McGill University. Dr. Al-Saji had given a talk at the Future Directions in Feminist Phenomenology conference the previous day, titled “The Power of Hesitation: Interrupting Racializing Habit and Rethinking Agency.” This […]

What is Feminist Phenomenology?

Reflections from the Future Directions in Feminist Phenomenology Conference By Emma Ryman and Katy Fulfer Phenomenology is often characterized as getting back to the things themselves, of describing the structures of lived experience by pushing past the assumptions we tend to bring to experience. But what specifically is feminist phenomenology? In an interview with Alia […]

Call It What It Is

Academic Culture and the Climate for Women in Philosophy Philosophy stands out in humanities as the lone field in which gender equality remains a goal, not a reality. In the August 10th article in the National Post, Philosophy gender war sparked by call for larger role for women, we can find at best a half-hearted attempt to think […]