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Using Initials to Hide Gender

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Using Initials to Hide Gender

There is some evidence that women scientists use their first initials, rather than their first names, at a greater frequency than men do in their publications. It would not be surprising if this were also true in philosophy and some other non-science disciplines. Reasons for women using initials might include worries about sexism in non-fully-anonymized peer review,..

Women in Philosophy: A Case for Optimism

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Women in Philosophy: A Case for Optimism

Clara Fisher, Newton International Fellow at the Gender Institute at London School of Economics, makes “the case for a tentatively optimistic reading of women’s contemporary place in philosophy” in an article in the Dublin Review of Books. She writes:

On the one hand, structural inequalities, such as women’s representation and inclusion, seem utterly entrenched, ..

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Alyssa Ney from Rochester to UC Davis

Alyssa Ney, currently associate professor of philosophy at the University of Rochester, will become associate professor of philosophy at UC Davis, starting this July. Professor Ney works in metaphysics, philosophy of physics, and philosophy of mind.

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“The Cuts Make No Academic Sense”

As reported last month, the University of Southern Maine has announced drastic cuts to faculty and staff and an academic restructuring so as to make up for a budget shortfall. The philosophy department there was merged with the English department, and there is one (unconfirmed) report that one philosopher was forced into retirement on pain of termination with reduce..

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