A new website presents data on women in philosophy in a novel manner: it orders departments by number of women faculty and journals by number of women authors.
It is well established that women are under-represented in philosophy at all levels. There is also some data on the under-representation of women in philosophy journals. But better data is essential for setting targets and evaluating performance in attempting to improve the situation for women in the field. This project attempts to fill some of the gaps. It ranks about 100 departments in terms of the proportion of women on their faculty and looks at the number of women publishing in 20 top journals over several decades. How does yours perform?
Here’s a video explaining the project:
Visitors to the site can select from various sources of data from a pull down menu and see the resultant ordering. For example, based on Professor Hassoun’s own data collection (the methodology for which is described lower down on this page), here are the top 12 philosophy departments (of those mentioned in the 2015 Philosophical Gourmet Report) ranked by percentage of women on the faculty:
And here are the top 12 journals (of 20 select journals) ranked by percentage of women authors of “normal articles”:
You can see more data at the site.