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Exploring Collaborative Contestations - The Hypatia Conference

Join us May 28-30, 2015 for an EVENT!  Together with the APA Committee on the Status of Women, Hypatia welcomes diverse scholars from around the world.  The Call for Papers is available at the Editorial Office homepage Sponsored sessions from SWIP Analytic, philoSOPHIA, MALCS, SWIP Germany, ESWIP, CBWP, aFEAST, CSWIP, SAF, SWIP Netherlands, SSGA, and SWIP UK.  You your group would like to sponsor a session, contact the confernce organizers at editorialassistant@hypatiaphilosophy.org.

2014 Advisory Board Additions

Hypatia welcomes the following scholars to the Advisory Board:

Penelope Deutscher, Northwestern University

Robin May Schott, Danish Institute of International Studies

Anita Silvers, San Francisco State University

2014 Editorial Board Additions

Hypatia welcomes the following scholars to the Editorial Board for a 5 year term:

Ishani Maitra, University of Michigan

Paula Moya, Stanford University

Kathryn Norlock, Trent University

Miriam Solomon, Temple University

Charlotte Witt, University of New Hampshire

 

Special Issue on Emancipation:
Rethinking Subjectivity, Power and Change

February 15, 2014

Volume 30, Issue 3, Summer 2015
Guest Editor: Susanne Lettow, University of Paderborn (Germany)

Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy seeks contributions for a special issue on “Emancipation: Rethinking Subjectivity, Power and Change.” ‘Emancipation’ is one of the most iridescent concepts of political language and has – from the late eighteenth century on – inspired feminist politics, theory and critique. While the concept of emancipation almost vanished from political discourse in the wake of the critiques of the ambivalent legacies of the Enlightenment and Modernity, the concept resurfaces again in the present which is shaped by the multiple and highly gendered crises of politics, economies, nature and culture. A re-evaluation of ‘emancipation’ and its political and philosophical implications from a feminist perspective is thus imperative.

From the early nineteenth century on, women’s movements and feminist theorists have used the concept of emancipation in order to articulate struggles for social and political change as well as for transformations of subjectivities and modes of living. At the same time, feminists have been highly critical about philosophical and political assumptions about subjectivity, power and change underlying modern narratives of emancipation. Within different historical, cultural and political contexts, feminist uses of the concept of emancipation have both challenged and intersected with ideas of emancipation as articulated by other social and cultural movements – be it the struggles for Jewish Emancipation in the early 19th century, abolitionism, the socialist movements of the 19th and 20th centuries or anti-colonialism. In light of the rich and ambivalent history of the concept, the question raises in how far ‘emancipation’ could be today specified as an intersectional concept.
In particular, a fresh debate about the ideas of subjectivity, power and change that have shaped modern narrations of emancipation, as well as feminist critiques of these narrations, will contribute to a re-evaluation of the concept and help feminist theory and politics address current political and philosophical challenges.
Hypatia welcomes contributions from history of ideas, social and political philosophy, ethics, aesthetics, and other areas of philosophy and feminist theory. Papers that explore the ambivalences, problems and possibilities from within or with regard to diverse cultural and geopolitical contexts, and discuss the various intersectional aspects of ‘emancipation’ are highly welcome. Possible topics may include:

  • Emancipation and subjectivity
  • Emancipation and emotions
  • Emancipation, desire and sexuality
  • Emancipation, power and domination
  • Emancipation, democracy and the state
  • Emancipation, empire, and imperialism
  • Emancipation, war and peace
  • Emancipation and religion
  • Emancipation and race
  • Emancipation, slavery and abolitionism
  • Emancipation and the economy
  • Emancipation and (global) mobilities
  • Emancipation, history and time
  • Emancipation and feminist utopias
  • Emancipation and nonhuman nature
  • Emancipation, science and technology

Papers should be no more than 8000 words, inclusive of notes and bibliography, prepared for anonymous review, and accompanied by an abstract of no smore than 200 words. For details please see Hypatia’s submission guidelines.

Please submit your paper to: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/hypa. When you submit, make sure to select “Emancipation” as your manuscript type, and also send an email to the guest editor indicating the title of the paper you have submitted: Susanne Lettow (lettow2@zedat.fu-berlin.de)

 

Kudos to Alison Wylie!

The Philosopher's Magazine (3rd quarter, 2013) Editor's pick is an article written by former Hypatia editor, Alison Wylie, about Hypatia: on a collective undertaking.

When the first issues of Hypatia appeared in the mid-1980s, they were the culmination of a decade-long process of visionary debate in the Society for Women in Philosophy (SWIP) about what form a journal of feminist philosophy should take, and how to make it a reality. [Read full article]




HYPATIA Transitions 2013

Editorial Board and Advisory Board

The Hypatia Editors (incoming and outgoing) and Associate Editors are delighted to welcome six new members of the Editorial Board and two new members of the Advisory Board.

Editorial Board:

Alia Al-Saji
McGill University
Alison Bailey
Illinois State University
Talia Mae Bettcher
California State University,
Los Angeles
Cheshire Calhoun
Arizona State University
Johanna Oksala
University of Helsinki
Jenny Saul
University of Sheffield

Advisory Board:

Diana Tietjens Meyers
University of Connecticut,
Storrs
Naomi Scheman
University of Minnesota
 

With the election of these Board members we have made the transition to a new system of staggered, limited term appointments to Editorial and Advisory Boards (you'll find the details in the Governance Document). This has been a long process! We particularly thank all the long standing members of the Editorial Board who have agreed to step down, many of them after twenty years or more of service.

THANKS to outgoing Editorial Board members: 

  • Moira Gatens, University of Sydney, member since 2000

  • Karen Green, Monash University, member since 2000

  • Susan Hekman, University of Texas, Arlington, member since 2000

  • Sarah Lucia Hoagland, Northeastern University, member since 1983

  • Nancy Holland, Hamline University, member since 2000

  • Jennifer Hornsby, University of London,  member since 2007

  • Carolyn Korsmeyer, State University of New York, Buffalo, member since 1989

  • Mary B. Mahowald, University of Chicago, member since 1991

  • Laura M. Purdy, Wells College, member since 1989

  • Phyllis Rooney, Oakland University, member since 2000

  • Elizabeth V. Spelman, Smith College, member since 1984

  • Karen Warren, Macalester College, member since 1989

  • Cynthia Willett, Emory University, member since 2000

  • Jacqueline Zita, University of Minnesota, member since 1983 


 

Publishing News 2013

ANNOUNCING THE WINNER OF THE 2013 HYPATIA DIVERSITY ESSAY PRIZE
Hypatia is delighted to announce the winners in our first ever Diversity Essay Prize. The Diversity Essay Prize Committee, consisting of Ofelia Schutte, Mickaella Perina, and Linda Martín Alcoff, has awarded the prize to Anna Carastathis for her paper “Basements and Intersections.” Carastathis’s paper will appear in issue 28.4 (Fall 2013), and she will receive the essay prize of  $500. We have also awarded an Honorable Mention to Jen McWeeny for her paper “Topographies of Flesh: Women, Nonhuman Animals, and the Embodiment of Connection and Difference.” McWeeny’s paper will also appear in a forthcoming issue of Hypatia. Congratulations to both authors for their outstanding work.

The Hypatia Diversity Essay Prize is awarded biennially for the best essay, previously unpublished, written by a graduate student, postdoctoral fellow, or non-tenured faculty member that embodies a feminist, intersectional approach in a philosophical analysis combining categories of identity (e.g., gender, class, disability, ethnicity, nationality, race, religion, sexuality). The Prize Committee received fifteen submissions this year, and reviewed the submissions anonymously to select the winner.

NOW OUT! Volume 28, Issue 2: Crossing Boarders
Borders—of politics, identities, disciplines, and ideologies—are invoked to keep people out and to set membership criteria for those kept in. The contributors to this special issue of Hypatia on “Crossing Borders” present a diverse array of philosophical scholarship on the issues, theories, and strategies by which feminists define as well as transcend or transgress borders. They ask what can be learned by thinking about the meaning and import of crossing borders, living in them, or even destroying them. The categories we inhabit comfortably might not seem so comfortable when we realize what or who is left out—or why we are included. This disruptive move can generate powerful insights, and sometimes mobilize strikingly new alliances and solidarities. View the full issue at Wiley-Blackwell.

NOW OUT! Hypatia Virtual Issue: "Embodiment"
Linda Martín Alcoff, Hypatia co-editor, has assembled a new Virtual Issue: an open access, online collection of articles on embodiment. Embodiment has been a central theme in feminist philosophy from its early days. Our recent Special Issue on The Ethics of Embodiment, edited by Debra Bergoffen and Gail Weiss (26:3, Summer 2011), generated such interest that it resulted in two subsequent thematic clusters: “Contesting the Norms of Embodiment” (27.2, Spring 2012), and “Further Essays on Embodiment” (28.1, Winter 2013). The essays selected for this Virtual Issue illuminate how the topic of embodiment has been broached over the years by Hypatia authors, how it has developed, and what topics have received the most focus. Hypatia has been the site of some of the most innovative feminist theorizing on this subject; this Virtual Issue provides a taste of the range of work on embodiment published by Hypatia since the mid-1980s. Read the full introduction and see the list of articles here.

 

 

Summer 2013

HYPATIA EDITORIAL TEAM TRANSITION JULY 2013

As of July 1st all Hypatia business will move to the new editorial team.

The long-in-prospect editorial team transition is under way! Last December the Hypatia Board of Associate Editors announced the appointment of  Sally J. Scholz and Shelley Wilcox as the new Editors of Hypatia for a five year term.  As of July 1st all Hypatia business will move to the new editorial team.  Here is their contact information:  

Sally J. Scholz (Editor):

Hypatia Editorial Office 
Department of Philosophy 
Villanova University 
800 Lancaster Ave.
Villanova, PA USA
Tel: 610.519.4099 Fax: 610.519.4639 
Email: hypatia@villanova.edu

Shelley Wilcox (Book Review Editor / Hypatia Reviews Online):

Shelley Wilcox 
Department of Philosophy 
San Francisco State University 
1600 Holloway Ave., HUM 388 
San Francisco, CA 94132 USA 
Tel: 415.338.1596
Email: hro@sfsu.edu

Manuscript Central address remains the same: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/hypa

New Hypatia Team

Sally, Shelley, Shari, Alison, and Ann at a transition-planning meeting --April 12, 2013 University of Washington

MORATORIUM ON HYPATIA SUBMISSIONS

January 15 to July 15, 2013
Manuscript submissions have grown dramatically in the last few years, and we're building up a substantial backlog of accepted articles. So, with regret, the editors have decided that we must temporary suspend all new submissions. This does not affect the resubmission of manuscripts accepted with revisions, Special Issues, or Diversity Prize submissions.

  • For the details, please see the full Moratorium Notice here.

  • Frequently asked questions about the moratorium are answered in our Moratorium FAQ sheet here (updated April 2013).

  • For advice about alternative venues for publishing feminist philosophy, please see our summary of survey responses here (updated April 2013).

  • If there are journals you would recommend that don't appear in this summary, the survey is still open and we will be updating the summary of responses going forward.Follow this link to the Advice Survey here

Spring 2013

THANK YOU, HYPATIA REFEREES!

The editors gratefully thank those who have served as referees for Hypatia between January and December 2012.

HYPATIA STATISTICS
A new page dedicated to Hypatia statistics (bibliometric data, submission and review statistics, journal ratings and rankings) can be found here.

NOW OUT! Hypatia Virtual Issue: Hypatia Essays on the Place of Women in the Profession of Philosophy”
Ann Cudd, Hypatia co-editor, has assembled a new Virtual Issue: an open access, online collection of articles on women in philosophy published by Hypatia over the years. To access to the this virtual issue, click here. To go straight to the editor's introduction, click here.

WILEY-BLACKWELL HONORS INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY
In honor of International Women's Day, Wiley-Blackwell is providing open access to feminist research. Hypatia is featured prominently on the "philosophy" page, which you can find here.

Winter 2013

NOW OUT! Volume 28, Issue 1
View the table of contents here and the full issue at Wiley-Blackwell.

NOW OUT! Hypatia Virtual Issue: "Embodiment"
Linda Martín Alcoff, Hypatia co-editor, has assembled a new Virtual Issue: an open access, online collection of articles on embodiment. Embodiment has been a central theme in feminist philosophy from its early days. Our recent Special Issue on The Ethics of Embodiment, edited by Debra Bergoffen and Gail Weiss (26:3, Summer 2011), generated such interest that it resulted in two subsequent thematic clusters: “Contesting the Norms of Embodiment” (27.2, Spring 2012), and “Further Essays on Embodiment” (28.1, Winter 2013). The essays selected for this Virtual Issue illuminate how the topic of embodiment has been broached over the years by Hypatia authors, how it has developed, and what topics have received the most focus. Hypatia has been the site of some of the most innovative feminist theorizing on this subject; this Virtual Issue provides a taste of the range of work on embodiment published by Hypatia since the mid-1980s. Read the full introduction and see the list of articles here.

NOW OUT! Hypatia Virtual Issue: Hypatia Essays on the Place of Women in the Profession of Philosophy”
Ann Cudd, Hypatia co-editor, has assembled a new Virtual Issue: an open access, online collection of articles on women in philosophy published by Hypatia over the years. To access to the this virtual issue, click here. To go straight to the editor's introduction, click here.

HYPATIA DIVERSITY PRIZE

February 1, 2013 submission deadline

We invite submissions for the 2013 Hypatia Diversity Essay Prize. This prize is awarded biennially for the best essay, previously unpublished, written by a graduate student, postdoctoral fellow, nor non-tenured faculty member that embodies a feminist, intersectional approach in a philosophical analysis combining categories of identity (e.g. gender, class, disability, ethnicity, nationality, race, religion, sexuality). In addition to being published as the winning Diversity Essay in Hypatia, the winning author(s) will receive $500 (essays of high quality, but not titled with the award, will also be considered for publication).

The Diversity Essay Prize committee warmly encourages essay submissions! Please submit essays at the Hypatia Manuscript Central Submission Site. When you submit your essay, make sure to select "Diversity Essay Prize" as your manuscript title, and also note in the cover letter field that the submission is for the diversity essay prize.

The Diversity Prize Committee includes Linda Martin Alcoff (chair), Mickaella Perina, and Ofelia Schutte. If you have any questions, you can contact Linda Martin Alcoff at lmartina@hunter.cuny.edu.

Scholarship in "Animal Studies" has grown considerably over the last few years, yet the feminist insights that much of this work borrows from and builds on remain relatively unrecognized. This special issue of Hypatia helps remedy this by showcasing the best new feminist work on nonhuman animals that helps to rethink and redefine (or undefine) categories such as animal-woman-nature-body. The issue provides the opportunity to re-examine concerns that are central to both feminist theory and animal studies and promote avenues of thought that can move us beyond pernicious forms of othering that undergird much human and non-human suffering.

Read the editors' entire introduction and view the table of contents

NOW OUT! Volume 27, Issue 4
See the table of contents here and view the full issue at Wiley-Blackwell.
In this issue: "Quantifying the Gender Gap," by Molly Paxton, Carrie Figdor and Valerie Tiberius; it appears as a Musing. Alongside this article, Ann Cudd, Hypatia co-editor, has assembled a new Virtual Issue: an open access, online collection of articles on women in philosophy published by Hypatia over the years. To access to the this virtual issue, which includes the Paxton, Figdor and Tiberius Musing, click here. To go straight to the editor's introduction, click here.

Fall 2012

CALL FOR PAPERS EXTENDED: Special Issue on "Climate Change"
Volume 29, Number 3, Summer 2014
Guest Editors: Chris Cuomo and Nancy Tuana

October 15, 2012 submission deadline
For the full call for papers, click here.

SPECIAL ISSUE PROPOSALS SUSPENDED: until February 1, 2013

Our editorial term ends in June 2013 and the Associate Editors are in the process of searching for a new editorial team. They expect to make this appointment by the end of the year (late Fall 2012), so we are suspending the review of any new special issue proposals until the new editorial team has been identified and can participate in the review process. The next review cycle will be Winter 2013, submission deadline February 1st, 2013.

Summer 2012

SUMMER EDITORIAL OFFICE TRANSITIONS

We are delighted to announce that Cressida Heyes and Ásta Kristjana Sveinsdóttir have joined the Board of Associate Editors. A warm welcome to them! They take the place of Tina Chanter, who stepped down mid-year, and Diana Tietjens Meyers who has just concluded an enormously active and productive term as an AE. We thank Diana, as well, for serving as the guest editor of two FEAST special issues and a FEAST cluster, all of which have appeared in the last two years. Warm thanks, Tina and Diana, for all your contributions to Hypatia! 

The editorial office is also in summer transition. Rachel Fredericks, Hypatia Assistant Editor this past year, has just successfully defended her dissertation and is off to teach philosophy at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. Warm congratulations to Rachel!! Among her many contributions to Hypatia is the revitalization of our Facebook page and (less visibly) the development of a plan for systematically archiving our submission and review files -- a challenge, now that we are entirely electronic. 

It is our great good fortune that Asia Ferrin will continue as Managing Editor, and that Elizabeth Scarbrough has agreed to take over from Rachel as Editorial Assistant for this final year in which Hypatia will be hosted by the Simpson Center at the University of Washington. Elizabeth and Asia are both PhD students in Philosophy at UW, and bring a wealth of experience to the editorial office.

Finally, we gratefully acknowledge the support we receive for these editorial office appointments from the Graduate School, the Divisional Dean of Social Sciences, and the Department of Philosophy at the University of Washington. We are also deeply indebted everyone at the Simpson Center for the Humanities for their unflagging support of the Hypatia editorial office.  

NOW OUT! ANIMAL OTHERS: Special Issue (27.3) and Online Forum (July 9-13)
Special Issue edited by Lori Gruen and Kari Weil (show/hide description)
Check out Hypatia's first online discussion, hosted by Philosophy Compass. It went live July 9-13, 2012, when the guest editors and symposium authors took part in an online discussion forum. Their posts are avaliable here, and the Symposium, "Feminist Encourneting Animals," is available on EarlyView.

CONGRATULATIONS!

Ann Cudd, Hypatia Co-editor extraordinaire, has just been appointed a Distinguished Professor at the University of Kansas. For details, click here.
Diana Tietjens Meyers, Hypatia Associate Editor, and guest editor of the recent FEAST special issue and cluster, was recently named the 2012 Distinguished Woman Philosopher by the Society for Women in Philosophy (SWIP). For details, click here.

 

Interstices: Women of Color Feminist Philosophy
Volume 29, Issue 1, Winter 2014

Edited by Kristie Dotson and Donna-Dale Marcano

Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy seeks papers for a special issue on women of color feminist philosophy.  We welcome feminist philosophical scholarship with the aim of interrogating and/or demonstrating work created within the terrain of these three terms- women of color, feminist, philosophy.  As the profession of philosophy has witnessed a small emergence of women of color who are pursuing academic degrees in philosophy as well as those who find philosophy useful in the service of other types of research and activism, women of color feminist philosophers still struggle to negotiate political and/or academic spaces often acknowledged as “interstitial” or “liminal.”  And, yet, when one considers that within the past decade that younger (i.e. newer) feminist scholars now have access to successful and now classic works of a handful of senior feminist philosophers of color, one can instantly recognize that we are at a threshold of expanding the purview of what it means to philosophize as a woman of color feminist philosopher.   This latter circumstance points to a significant transformation.  We are at a juncture that deserves celebration as well as serious contemplation on the presence or lack thereof of women of color feminist philosophical work.   To this end, we encourage new essays that explore the promises of scholarship as well as problems or objectives and/or methodologies pertaining to women of color feminist philosophy. 

 By women of color feminist philosophy, we mean intellectual work done by feminists who take women of color as their primary philosophical touchstones and/or scholarly focus.  As such, we invite papers on a wide range of topics.  We look forward to new insights concerning the identity and/or existence of “women of color” feminist philosophical scholarship as well as whether and what philosophy and philosophical tools aid or prohibit pursuing and addressing women of color feminist work.  We also encourage essays on the process of including women of color’s voices into one’s own academic work.   In particular, we hope that this issue will stimulate articulation of the diverse truths inherent to the diversity of women included in the moniker women of color, as it is understood within and against the American context or post-racial, post-feminist sensibilities.  To this end, we encourage contributors to explore integrating resources from their particular racial, ethnic, and/or cultural background with an attention to the hazards or victories of such an exploration.   We welcome essays ranging from ethical and social political explorations to metaphysical and epistemological concerns.  We invite discussion of ways in which the label “women of color” translates and/or does not translate in contexts outside the US as well as whether and how it can be re-appropriated and transformed within international arenas.  We also encourage explorations of the relationship and distinctions between women of color feminist philosophy and critical race feminism or transnational feminism including articulations of what makes a work philosophical and how it becomes so.  

 Deadline for submission: August 15, 2012

 Papers should be no more than 8000 words, inclusive of notes and bibliography, prepared for anonymous review, and accompanied by an abstract of no more than 200 words.  In addition to articles, we invite submissions for our Musings section. These should not exceed 3,000 words, including footnotes and references, and unless they are invited contributions, they will be subject to external review.  For details please see Hypatia’s submission guidelines:

http://depts.washington.edu/hypatia/submission_guidelines.html

 Please submit your paper through the Manuscript Central (Wiley-Blackwell) website:

https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/hypa.

When you submit, make sure to select “Interstices” as your manuscript type, and also send an email to the guest editor(s) indicating the title of the paper you have submitted:

Kristie Dotson: dotsonk@msu.edu

Donna-Dale Marcano: Donna.Marcano@trincoll.edu

 

Winter 2012

HYPATIA ON FACEBOOK

Hypatia has had a presence on Facebook for quite some time (thanks to Lori Gruen!), and we are making a concerted effort to use our Facebook group to greater effect. Since our Facebook group was created prior to a big change in Facebook group format and features, we have recently been transitioned to an "archived" group (don't worry, we can still use it), in the process of which we sadly lost some members. We encourage Facebook users out there to join (or rejoin) our group so that you can conveniently keep abreast of news and announcements from the journal and our group members.

You can request to become a member of our Facebook group by visiting us here

You can "like" us on Facebook by clicking here:

FEAST Special Features

Volume 26, Number 4, Fall 2011: FEAST Special Issue: Responsibility and Identity in Global Justice
Volume 27, Number 1, Winter 2012: FEAST Cluster: Feminist Critiques of Evolutionary Psychology

Guest Editor: Diana Tietjens Meyers

Throughout its publication history, Hypatia has featured feminist moral and political philosophy. Indeed, it’s no exaggeration to say that from the start Hypatia provided a refuge for these nascent fields. Fourteen years after the inaugural issue of Hypatia, a group of women meeting in Florida decided that it wasn’t enough for feminist moral and political philosophers to encounter one another in the pages of Hypatia, and so we founded FEAST, the Association for Feminist Ethics and Social Theory, to further the “development and clarification of new understandings of ethical and political concepts and concerns, especially as these arise out of feminist concerns” (http://www.afeast.org/). Starting in 2001, FEAST conferences have been held biannually, and FEAST publications have appeared regularly. 

In January 2010, FEAST made its debut in Hypatia with the publication of a special issue on "Current Work in Feminist Ethics and Social Theory." This issue was followed by another FEAST special issue on “Responsibility and Identity in Global Justice" in October 2011 and a FEAST cluster on “Feminist Critiques of Evolutionary Psychology” in February 2012.  I have had the honor of editing these contributions to Hypatia, and I am happy to report that a FEAST conference has again catalyzed a special issue of Hypatia. You can look forward to seeing some of the themes from FEAST 2011 pursued in the special issue on “Crossing Borders” that Sally Scholz is editing, to appear in Spring 2013.

JUST OUT! Volume 27, Issue 1: Featuring a FEAST cluster and a "found" cluster

Access the full issue at Wiley-Blackwell

FEAST Cluster on Feminist Critiques of Evolutionary Psychology
Edited by Diana Tietjens Meyers

If you are anything like me—an avid, but scientifically out-of-date reader of the Science section of the New York Times—this cluster will come as a revelation to you.  For those scientifically sophisticated readers of Hypatia, this cluster will deepen your understanding of the tricks science can play on the unwary and the opportunities for feminist intervention that you may have overlooked. 

The papers included in this special cluster were originally submitted for the 2nd FEAST Special Issue (Fall 2011) but there were so many papers that survived Hypatia’s rigorous review process that it was impossible to include all of them.  Fortunately, three of the accepted papers focus on the topic of evolutionary psychology, and the editors of Hypatia welcomed the possibility of publishing this cluster devoted to the pressing issues this topic raises for feminist philosophers

Read Diana Meyers' entire introduction to the cluster here

The Myths of Maternity
Edited by Linda Martín Alcoff

Maternity is a concept as well as a practice. Interestingly, the concept (not to mention the practice) has been amply utilized in the history of philosophy even though it has often been undervalued and generally been mischaracterized. The following happily found cluster of essays engaging with maternity, essays that were all received as open submissions and were accepted through our standard review process, offer explorations of both the concept and the practice of maternity, as well as the connection between the two. They seek better ways in which to understand the meaning of the maternal in relationship to philosophical fecundity, to rationality, and to the personal politics of reproducing human beings. 

Read Linda Martín Alcoff’s entire introduction to the cluster here

Fall 2011

Congratulations! 

Our stalwart co-editor, Linda Martín Alcoff,  is just back from a trip to Norway where she was awarded an honorary degree by the University of Oslo. This was the 200th year anniversary of the University of Oslo, and Vandana Shiva and Donna Haraway were also among the honorees. We couldn't be more pleased!  

Fall 2011 Editorial Office Transitions 

Thank you Karen Emmerman! Karen, our Managing Editor, has been tempted away from Hypatia by the offer of a Flanagain Fellowship for 2011-2012 – a highly competitive, university-wide dissertation writing fellowship. Warm congratulations! And warm thanks for keeping Hypatia on the rails this last year as Managing Editor, and the previous year as Editorial Assistant. We will certainly miss you! 

We’re delighted that Asia Ferrin will step into the role of Managing Editor; she’s provided Hypatia tremendous support this year as Editorial Assistant and has been working closely with Karen to make this a smooth transition. And we welcome Rachel Fredericks as the new Hypatia Editorial Assistant. Rachel played an invaluable role as registration coordinator for the 25th Anniversary conference; we’re delighted that she can join the Hypatia editorial team. 

We’re most grateful to the Graduate School, the Divisional Dean of Social Sciences, and the Department of Philosophy at the University of Washington for their making these graduate appointments possible, and to the Simpson Center for the Humanities for their unflagging support of the Hypatia editorial office. 

Call for Nominations for Hypatia Editors 

Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy is seeking an editor, co-editors, or an editorial team to serve a five year term, beginning July 1, 2013.The journal issues a call for nominations for editor(s) every five years in order to consider new directions for the journal and to encourage others to get involved.

We encourage self-nominations as well as nominations of others. Self-nominations will be accepted until May 1, 2012;  those wishing to nominate others should submit your nominations no later than March 1, 2012.

Click here for more details.

Summer 2011

Summer 2011 Transitions and Thanks

Associate Editors

Warm thanks to Cheshire Calhoun and Joan Calahan for long and stellar service on the Board of Associate Editors; they are stepping down after five years of service on the AEs. We'll certainly miss their creative, thoughtful input.  We are delighted to welcome two new Associate Editors: Falguni Sheth and Alison Stone who begin their five year terms this July; they bring a great deal to the board and we look forward to working with them.    

Thank you, Hypatia referees

Also, the editors gratefully thank those who have served as referees for Hypatia between July 2009 and December 2010

Hypatia in the APA Newsletter

The APA Newsletter has just published a set of articles on women publishing in philosophy in its most recent issue of Feminism & Philosophy Newsletter, including "Hypatia: A Journal of Her Own," an article about Hypatia's publishing practice and history written by our very own Alison Wylie! Find the rest of the newsletter content on the APA website.

Hypatia Special Issue

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Special Issue (25.4): now in print and online - open access
Anniversary Retrospective Virtual Issue: now online - open access
Conference Podcasts and Videos: all online - open access

The publication of Volume 25 (2010) Hypatia marks close to thirty years of continuous publication of feminist philosophy: Hypatia has been published as an independent journal since 1986, and its first issue appeared in 1983. We kicked off this anniversary year with a major conference, “Feminist Legacies/Feminist Futures,” hosted at the University of Washington in October 2009, and we close it with a special issue (25.4), and a retrospective virtual issue. We celebrate the extraordinary vision and commitment of those who resolved, in the mid-1970s, to create a venue in which feminist scholarship could flourish within philosophy – and we look forward to the next twenty-five years of feminist philosophy!

HypatiaRondelle Feminist Legacies / Feminist Futures - 25th Anniversary Special Issue: NOW IN PRINT and ONLINE

Volume 25, Number 4
Editors: Lori Gruen and Alison Wylie 

The founding of Hypatia was a collective undertaking, and so was this Special Issue! We asked contributors to take stock of the past and to explore the future: what issues are emerging, what lines of inquiry are taking shape, what questions urgently need attention, given the trajectory of feminist philosophy published by Hypatia since the mid-1980s? This is an inspiring set of essays that, together, envision an exciting, inclusive and expansive future for feminist philosophy.

Special Issue cover and table of contents [pdf]
Special Issue 25.4 online open access

And...should you want to order individual copies of the 25th Anniversary Special Issue, you can get them through the Wiley-Blackwell subscription page (under "Back Issue Information" - Single Issues) at the personal subscription rate of $12.50 per issue.  

HypatiaRondelle Hypatia 25th Anniversary RETROSPECTIVE VIRTUAL ISSUE

Editors: Lori Gruen and Alison Wylie

We honor this important milestone - the publication of Volume 25 - with a companion Retrospective Virtual Issue. You’ll find assembled here sixteen articles that were nominated by Hypatia readers as pivotal in to their own thinking and especially significant in the development of feminist philosophy.

Retrospective Introduction

Retrospective Virtual Issue

HypatiaRondelle 25th Anniversary Conference VIDEOS AND AUDIO PODCASTS

The keynote panels and an interview with Hypatia founders and past editors are available as streaming videos on Vimeo, linked to the Hypatia editorial office website. They videos were recorded by Joan Callahan as part of the oral history project she produces with Nancy Tuana, “Feminist Philosophers: In Their Own Words.” Here are the links:

Keynote and Interview videos on the Hypatia wesbite here.
Vimeo folder here.  
Oral History Project here.

Audio podcasts of the Hypatia Founders’ keynote panels are also available on the Wiley-Blackwell Hypatia website here.


Spring 2011

Hypatia Local Events:

Thursday, April 14
Lori Gruen (Philosophy, Wesleyan University)
4:00 pm, Communications 120

Lori Gruen
, Co-editor of Hypatia (2008-2010) and member of the Board of Associate Editors will be visiting to talk about her recent work on "Ethics and Captivity." In this talk, Gruen asks whether non-human animals can claim an interest in liberty and dignity. Gruen argues that we have an ethical obligation to promote the "wild dignity" of non-human animals who are currently captives and for whom release is not possible.

Gruen will also read from and sign her most recent book, Ethics and Animals (2011) at the University Bookstore
on Wednesday, April 13 at 7:00 pm. She will lead a workshop on Thursday, April 14 at 12:30 pm in
Communications 202. To register for this workshop please contact Karen Emmerman (emmerman@uw.edu). Find the flyer for this event here.

Lori Gruen is the author of Ethics and Animals (2011), chair of the Philosophy Department, and affiliate faculty in the Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality program and College of the Environment at Wesleyan University.

Friday, April 8

Hilde Lindemann, Editor of Hypatia (2003-2008) and member of the Board of Associate Editors will be participating in the Program on Values' Rabinowitz symposium. She will give a talk entitled "5 Things to Do With Stories."

Friday, January 14, 3:30  

Ann Cudd (University of Kansas / Hypatia co-editor)
"Commitment as Motivation: Amartya Sen’s Theory of Agency"
Savery Hall TBA (Co-sponsored by Program on Values, and Hypatia, A Journal of Feminist Philosophy

In this paper Professor Cudd examines Sen’s critique of behavioral presuppositions of economic theory, and in particular his critique of revealed preference and the introduction of commitment as an alternative motivation to self interest.  She then explores several distinctions in kinds of commitment in order to fill it out as a theory of motivation. Sen’s account of commitment raises a puzzle for the explanation of behavior as rational, for which she suggests a solution. She concludes with remarks about what this reveals about Sen’s philosophy of social science.

Download the flyer here

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Ann E. Cudd is Professor of Philosophy and Associate Dean of Humanities at the University of Kansas. She works in social and political philosophy, feminist theory, and philosophy of social science, focusing particularly on economics. Her recent work includes Analyzing Oppression, published in 2006 by Oxford University Press and Capitalism For and Against: A Feminist Debate, co-authored with Nancy Holmstrom, forthcoming in January 2011 with Cambridge University Press. She is currently serving as co-editor of Hypatia for value theory. Find out more on Professor Cudd's website here.


Fall 2010

Local event: Hypatia co-hosts a lecture by Robin May Schott - October 22

Mark your calendars! Robin May Schott, a recent Hypatia Associate Editor, will be visiting the University of Washington in late October. She will be giving a lecture in the Department of Philosophy colloquium series on October 22, 3:30 (Savery Hall 264), co-sponsored by the Program on Values and the Hypatia editorial office. Her topic is: "War Rape, Natality, and Genocide." For details, follow this link.

For future events, click here


Summer 2010

Summer and Fall Transitions: Editorial Team, Associate Editors, Editorial Office Staff

Warm thanks to Lori Gruen who steps down as Hypatia Co-editor after two intense, productive years. She’s played an absolutely pivotal role navigating our transition to Wiley-Blackwell, planning the 25th Anniversary conference, redesigning our cover, keeping our review process on the rails, and much more. Happily, she’ll continue to be actively involved with Hypatia: she joins the Board of Associate Editors for a five-year term on July 1st and, in addition to co-editing the 25th Anniversary Special Issue and Virtual Issue, she’ll be co-editing Animal Others with Kari Weil, a special issue slated to appear in the Summer of 2012 (27.3).

We’re delighted to welcome Linda Martin Alcoff and Ann Cudd to the Hypatia editorial team. Linda began a three-year term as Area Co-editor for continental philosophy and Ann as Area Co-editor for value theory; they will continue in these roles through the summer of 2013. They bring a tremendous breadth of interest and expertise to the journal; we’re excited to be working with them.

Thanks, too, to two long-serving members of the Board of Associate Editors whose terms end this year: Robin May Schott and Margaret Urban Walker. Their advice and hard work has been invaluable; they’ll be missed on the Board but we hope they won’t be strangers to Hypatia.  And a very warm welcome to Mariana Ortega who has been elected to the Board of Associate Editors for a five year term, beginning July 1st; she is a tremendous addition to the Board. We also thank the two local advisors at Wesleyan University who worked closely with Lori Gruen through her term as co-editor; Mary-Jane Rubenstein and Kari Weil.    

Finally, as the fall begins, key members of the editorial office team are changing places. Janice Moskalik, stalwart Managing Editor since January, is handing over the care and keeping of Manuscript Central and the editorial office to Karen Emmerman, who has served as Editorial Assistant since Fall 2009.  We also welcome Asia Ferrin as our new Editorial Assistant; she takes over from Karen as she moves into the role of Managing Editor. We can’t thank Janice and Karen enough for their wisdom and tenacity, keeping all of us and our deadlines in sync, and we're delighted that Asia is joining the team. We’re most grateful to the Graduate School, the Divisional Dean of Social Sciences, and the Department of Philosophy at the University of Washington for their support of these appointments.

Hypatia 25th Retrospective Virtual Issue: NOMINATIONS PLEASE!

Which Hypatia articles stand out as especially generative for your own work, and formative for feminist philosophy?  We welcome your nominations for a retrospective virtual issue of Hypatia, to appear in conjunction with the 25th Anniversary Special issue (25.4, Fall 2010). Nominations are open until September 1, 2010; we look forward to your input! 
Please follow this link to the nominations poll: https://catalysttools.washington.edu/webq/survey/aw26/92164


Spring 2010

Hypatia Turns Twenty-Five

The first issues of Volume 25 are now available online and in hard copy. We can think of no better way to open this landmark volume than with the first of two special FEAST issues edited by Associate Editor Diana Meyers. We have in prospect, for the final issue (25.4), a 25th Anniversary Special Issue edited by current co-editors Lori Gruen and Alison Wylie, as well as our first ever Virtual Issue: a retrospective issue made up of Hypatia articles that have changed the way we think about feminist philosophy.

25th Anniversary Conference Podcasts Now ONLINE

Audio podcasts of the Hypatia Founders' keynote panels are now available on the Wliey-Blackwell website! Follow this link: www.wiley.com/go/Hypatia-podcasts

25th Anniversary - Retrospective Virtual Issue - Call for Nominations

Which Hypatia articles stand out as especially generative for your own work, and formative for feminist philosophy? We welcome your nominations for a retrospective virtual issue of Hypatia, to appear in conjunction with the 25th Anniversary Special issue (25.4, Fall 2010). Nominations are open until September 1, 2010; we look forward to your input! Please see the nominations poll.

Subscription Renewals: Online Access to Hypatia

Please note! As of January 2009, online access to current Hypatia content is available only through Wiley InterScience. Please check that your library offers Hypatia current content online and, if not, urge your serials librarian to renew your library’s Hypatia subscription as "print-plus-online" or "online-only" with Wiley-Blackwell. Here is a link to the Wiley InterScience page; you can fill out a recommendation form online by following the “Recommend to your librarian” tab.

To renew individual subscriptions (hard copy and/or electronic), please follow this link to the Wiley-Blackwell subscriptions page. If you are a paid-up member of SWIP, you are eligible for the SWIP discount on your Hypatia subscription.

Upcoming Special Issue Submission Deadlines

Please note that the submission deadline for the Animal Others Special Issue is March 15, 2011. See the call for papers for details.


Winter 2010

Special Issue on Transgender Studies and Feminism: Theory, Politics, and Gendered Realities
Volume 24, Number 3, Summer 2009
Guest editors: Talia Bettcher and Ann Garry
Complimentary online access is now available for a selection of articles from this special issue.
2010 Editorial Office Personnel

Janice Moskalik takes over from Gwynne Taraska as our Managing Editor, and Karen S. Emmerman continues as Editorial Assistant. Welcome! And warm thanks to Gwynne for invaluable wisdom and skill helping us navigate the first year of our editorial term.


Autumn 2009

25th Anniversary Conference

On October 22-24, the editorial office and the Simpson Center for the Humanities hosted Feminist Legacies / Feminist Futures, a conference celebrating the 25th anniversary of Hypatia. Many thanks to everyone who participated, and to all our sponsors for their generous support. The final program is available online; please see the conference webpage for details. The conference blog is open for post-conference discussion; follow the link to view and post comments. Podcasts and streaming video of the keynote panels will soon be available online as well: check back for an update.


Summer 2009

Thank You, Hypatia Referees

The editors gratefully thank those who have served as referees for Hypatia between June 2008 and June 2009.


Spring 2009

Joyce Trebilcot, 1933-2009

It is with regret that we report the sad news of Joyce Trebilcot's death on May 27, 2009. Joyce was a founding member of the Hypatia Editorial Board when the first issue of the journal went to press in 1986, and she joined the Associate Editors the following year. She served as an AE until 2003.  Her contributions to feminist philosophy and to Hypatia are enormous; we'll have a chance to recognize them at the 25th anniversary conference next fall. For now, here is a link to Joyce's obituary.


Winter 2009

New Publisher, New Technologies

We’re happy to announce that Hypatia is now published by Wiley-Blackwell. This new partnership is opening up a number of new possibilities for Hypatia. Here are the highlights.

Online electronic contents: All past issues of Hypatia are available, in one place and in searchable format, through Wiley-Blackwell’s online offering of electronic contents.

http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/121572180/toc

Electronic submission and review system Manuscript Central: Hypatia has now implemented this online system for handling the editorial process. Authors may now submit their manuscripts electronically and monitor the status of their submissions as they go through the review process. Referees now have online access to manuscripts they agree to review and can submit their reports and recommendations electronically. To set up your Manuscript Central account, please follow this link:

https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/hypa

EarlyView: Articles accepted for publication in Hypatia will be available through Wiley-Blackwell’s EarlyView system as soon as they’ve been copy-edited and typeset – well before publication of the print issue.

Supplementary content: Authors of accepted manuscripts may now supplement their articles with graphics, text, links, or other background material that will appear online. For details and submission guidelines, please follow this link:

http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/suppmat.asp

New Hypatia Website: Wiley-Blackwell is in the process of developing a new web platform that they plan to launch next summer. This will make possible a number of other web-based initiatives that we have in view for Hypatia. We’ll be able to post news of upcoming articles and issues, assemble key contents in “virtual issues,” and host interactive discussion boards. Here is the link to our interim website; we’ll keep you posted as the new site takes shape.

http://www.wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=0887-5367&site=1

Circulation: Make Sure Your Library Subscribes to Hypatia

In addition to giving Hypatia a strong profile in both philosophy and feminist studies, Wiley-Blackwell has an impressive international distribution network and is committed to making Hypatia inexpensively available to scholars in the developing world. But we also need to build our circulation at home. Please check to make sure that your library has a current subscription to Hypatia through Wiley-Blackwell. If not, we’d be grateful if you’d follow either of these two library recommendation links, and also contact your serials acquisition librarian directly.

Wiley-Blackwell Journal Navigation page:
http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/121572180/toc

Wiley-Blackwell Library Recommendation Form:
http://www.wiley.com/bw/librecfm.asp?ref=0887-5367&title=Hypatia


Autumn 2008

Hypatia Turns Twenty-Five

Announcing a 25th Anniversary Conference and Special Issue:
Feminist Legacies / Feminist Futures

Hypatia has been published as an independent journal of feminist philosophy since 1986; Volume 25 will appear in 2010. To mark this significant anniversary—to celebrate the accomplishments of Hypatia, its founders, editors, and contributors, and to consider where feminist philosophy is headed in the next twenty-five years—the current editors will host a Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Conference at the University of Washington in the fall of 2009 (October 22-24), and the final issue of Volume 25 (Fall 2010) will be designated a Special Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Issue. 

Submissions are welcome, for both the conference and the Special Issue, on any topic in feminist philosophy addressed by contributors to Hypatia in its publication history. We encourage a forward-looking focus that draws on retrospective assessment to envision future directions: what issues are emerging, what lines of inquiry are taking shape, what questions need attention, given the trajectory of feminist philosophy evident in the articles, reviews, symposia and special issues published by Hypatia since the mid-1980s? You might, for example:

  • identify a paper or debate published by Hypatia that especially influenced you (positively or negatively) and assess the implications of its insights, its lacunae, its implications for future directions in feminist philosophy;

  • if you are a Hypatia author, return to a paper you published in the journal and assess how thinking in this area has changed, what new directions are taking shape;

  • consider how, and why, some topics that were prominent in early issues of Hypatia have continued to set the agenda for feminist philosophy while others have been reframed or set aside: how has work on these topics evolved and where it can be expected to go in the future?

25th Anniversary Conference: October 22–24, 2009
Simpson Center for the Humanities, University of Washington
Deadline for conference abstracts: June 1, 2009
Please submit a 1–2 page (250–500 word) abstract for your proposed paper to conf25@u.washington.edu, clearly identified as a Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Conference submission.

25th Anniversary Special Issue: To appear as the final issue of Volume 25 (Fall 2010)
Deadline for special issue submissions: November 16, 2009
Please submit a manuscript clearly identified as a Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Special Issue submission to the Hypatia editorial office; see the submission guidelines for instructions. Special Issue submissions need not originate in the conference.


Summer 2008

Hypatia's New Editorial Team

The Hypatia editorial office moved to the Simpson Center for the Humanities at the University of Washington as of July 1, 2008. Congratulations to Hilde Lindemann and the editorial team at Michigan State University for an enormously successful five years and for helping to make this a smooth transition. The new editors are Alison Wylie (University of Washington), Lori Gruen (Wesleyan University), and Book Review Editor Sharyn Clough (Oregon State University).