25th Anniversary Conference Videos

A Journal of Her Own: Hypatia Founders and Editors

22 October 2009, 5:00-6:30

This opening keynote panel brought together the founding editors and members of the editorial collective that established Hypatia, as well as editors representing each editorial team that has managed the journal since its inception. We asked these panelists to consider the following questions as a point of departure: What was the impetus for publishing the three Hypatia special issues of International Women’s Studies Forum that appeared in 1983, 1984, and 1985; and what made possible the founding of Hypatia as an independent journal in 1986? How have conditions changed for doing feminist philosophy, and what role has Hypatia played in changing them? Finally, how has the heterodox vision of feminist philosophy that inspired Hypatia evolved over the years? Azizah al-Hibri and Hilde Lindemann were not able to attend the conference, but they have recorded their reflections and these are included in this video along with the panel proceedings.

Chairs: Alison Wylie (University of Washington) and Joan C. Callahan (University of Kentucky)

Azizah Y. al-Hibri, University of Richmond (founding Editor 1982-1984)
Ann Garry, California State University, Los Angeles (a founding Associate Editor)
Linda López McAlister, University of South Florida (Editor 1990-1995, Co-editor 1995-1998)
Laurie J. Shrage, Florida International University (Co-editor 1998-2003)
Margaret A. Simons, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville (Editor 1984-1990)
Hilde Lindemann, Michigan State University (Editor 2003-2008)