Hypatia Board of Directors Announces Task Force Co-Chairs

The Board of Directors of Hypatia is pleased to announce that Sally Haslanger (MIT), Serene Khader (Brooklyn College and CUNY Graduate Center), and Yannik Thiem (Villanova) have agreed to co-chair the Hypatia Task Force. 

The Task Force is charged with

  1. strengthening Hypatia’s governance structure to ensure equitable and inclusive policies and practices – including a transparent process for dispute resolution and measures to ensure scholarly and editorial integrity – that are responsive to the diversity within feminism and the expression of gender across the globe;
  2. providing guidance to Hypatia so that it may deepen its commitments to diversity, pluralism, and inclusion and help heal its broad community of readers and scholars; and
  3. appointing a search committee for Hypatia’s next editorial team and ensuring that a reasonable procedure for a timely search is established.

In its work, the Task Force will be firmly guided by and committed to furthering Hypatia’s Mission Statement:

Hypatia is a forum for cutting edge work in feminist philosophy. Since its inception in the mid-1980s, Hypatia has been a catalyst for broadening and refining feminist philosophy as well as an invaluable resource for those who teach in this area. Feminist philosophy arises out of diverse traditions and methods within philosophy and is also richly interdisciplinary in orientation.

Hypatia’s commitment to the development of feminist philosophy entails that, in all its policies and practices, Hypatia actively reflect and engage the diversity within feminism itself, the diverse experiences and situations of women, and the diverse forms that gender takes across the globe. Promoting diversity within feminist philosophy and philosophy in general is thus one of Hypatia’s core objectives.

We are committed to publishing articles that are broadly accessible. Hypatia serves as a resource for the wider women’s studies community, for philosophers generally, and for all those interested in philosophical issues raised by feminism.

Additional members of the Task Force will be announced soon.

Sally Haslanger is Ford Professor of Philosophy and Women’s and Gender Studies at MIT. She specializes in Critical Race Theory, Epistemology, Feminist Theory, Metaphysics, and Social/Political Philosophy.

Serene J. Khader is Jay Newman Chair in Philosophy of Culture at Brooklyn College and Associate Professor of Philosophy and Women’s and Gender Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center. She specializes in social and political philosophy, moral psychology, feminist philosophy, and global ethics, postcolonial, and decolonial theory.

Yannik Thiem is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Director of Graduate Studies in Philosophy at Villanova University. Yannik specializes in Queer Theory, Feminist Theory, Critical Theory, and Social and Political Philosophy.

The Board of Directors of Hypatia:
Elizabeth Anderson
Leslie Francis (Treasurer)
Ann Garry
Heidi Grasswick (Secretary)
Miriam Solomon (President)
Lisa Tessman (Chair)