Announcement of Interim Editors

Hypatia Board of Directors Announces Interim Editors

The Board of Directors of Hypatia is pleased to announce that Ann Garry, Serene Khader, and Alison Stone have agreed to serve as Interim Editor and Co-Editors of Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy effective immediately, until January 1, 2018. We are grateful to them for accepting the position and thus enabling the journal’s operations to continue uninterrupted. They bring a wealth of experience in feminist philosophy as well as with Hypatia. Their co-edited volume, The Routledge Companion to Feminist Philosophy, appeared in Spring 2017.

Ann Garry (Interim Editor) is Professor Emerita of Philosophy, California State University, Los Angeles. She was one of the founders of Hypatia and served as an Associate Editor until 2006, a Special Issue Editor (with Talia Bettcher, 2009), President of the nonprofit Board of Directors (2012-2016), and on the Advisory Board (2006-2016). Her publications in feminist philosophy range from applied ethics to intersectionality and feminist philosophical methods.

Serene Khader (Interim Co-Editor) is Jay Newman Chair at Brooklyn College and Associate Professor of Philosophy and Women’s studies at the CUNY Graduate Center. She is a member of the Editorial Board of Hypatia and the author of Adaptive Preferences and Women’s Empowerment (Oxford, 2011), as well as a number of articles in feminist moral psychology and political philosophy. She recently completed a book on the normative dimensions of transnational feminist praxis entitled Decolonizing Universalism.

Alison Stone (Interim Co-Editor) is Professor of European Philosophy at Lancaster University, UK. She served as Associate Editor of Hypatia (2011-2016) and is the author of Petrified Intelligence: Nature in Hegel’s Philosophy (SUNY Press, 2004), Luce Irigaray and the Philosophy of Sexual Difference (Cambridge University Press, 2006), An Introduction to Feminist Philosophy (Polity Press, 2007), Feminism, Psychoanalysis, and Maternal Subjectivity (Routledge, 2011) and The Value of Popular Music (Palgrave, 2016).

The Board of Directors would also like to report that Hypatia is forming a Task Force that will be charged with
1) revising Hypatia’s governance structure to ensure the protection of appropriate editorial autonomy and integrity while providing checks and balances in the form of editorial advice and a transparent dispute resolution process;
2) providing guidance to Hypatia so that it may strengthen and deepen its commitments to pluralism and inclusion and help heal the feminist philosophy community; and
3) appointing a search committee for Hypatia’s next permanent editorial team.
Chairs and members of the Task Force will be announced soon.

The Board of Directors has taken these actions to move the journal through the current crisis and to assure that the journal can deal more effectively with controversy in the future.

Hypatia is committed to publishing multiple, diverse, and marginalized approaches to feminist philosophy. Because these commitments may at times result in deep and divisive controversy, it is critical that all those associated with Hypatia share common standards of publication ethics. To that end, we would like to reassure potential authors and peer reviewers that all who are associated with Hypatia in editorial or non-profit board positions will now be required to sign a statement of adherence to guidelines issued by COPE, the Committee on Publication Ethics.

We encourage feminist philosophers who wish to help heal the feminist philosophy community and see Hypatia flourish as a journal committed to pluralism and inclusion to submit your work, serve as peer reviewers, and send us and the Task Force your thoughts about how the journal should move forward.

Hypatia Board of Directors:

Miriam Solomon, President
Lisa Tessman, Chair
Leslie Francis, Treasurer
Heidi Grasswick, Secretary
Elizabeth Anderson, member at large