The Eleanor Glanville Centre’s next Be Inspired! Lecture will take place on Tuesday 2nd October and will be presented by Philosophy Professor Jenny Saul, University of Sheffield.
‘On Being a Woman in a male-Dominated Field’
Because Philosophy is within the Humanities, not STEM, most people are surprised to learn that it’s male-dominated. In fact, philosophy is only 24% female in the UK and 17% female in the US– figured that look like some of the most male-dominated STEM subjects. Jenny will reflect on her experiences as a woman in philosophy, and how these drew her into several different sorts of academic activism and research. She founded the blog What is it Like to be a Woman in Philosophy; and the blog Feminist Philosophers, with its Gendered Conference Campaign. She co-authored the first ever report on Women in Philosophy in the UK (2011) and the British Philosophical Association/Society for Women in Philosophy UK Good Practice Guidelines for Women in Philosophy– now adopted by dozens of departments and learned societies. This work on women in philosophy gave rise to an interest in implicit bias, which led to a research project culminating in two edited volumes for Oxford University Press. In addition, she became very involved in trying to call attention to and end sexual harassment in philosophy, well before the Me Too movement became well known. Jenny will discuss the various (interlinked) directions that her research and activism in these areas. has taken her.
- Tuesday 2nd October
- 18:00 pm
- MB0603 Minerva Building
The lecture will be followed by a wine reception.
This lecture is free to attend but prior booking is essential
To get your tickets click: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/be-inspired-lecture-philosophy-professor-jenny-saul-tickets-48645762786
Although originally from the US, Jenny has been at the University of Sheffield since 1995, where she is now Professor of Philosophy. She works in Philosophy of Language, Feminism, and Philosophy of Race, and her current research is largely on politics and language, with a particular focus on xenophobia, racism, and misogyny. Jenny is Director of the Society for Women in Philosophy UK, Chair of the Analysis Committee, and Vice President of the Mind Association. In 2011 she received the Distinguished Woman Philosophy Award from the American Society for Women in Philosophy. Nonetheless, her proudest accomplishment is serving as philosophical consultant on a zombie movie script! Her hobbies include standing under trees to prevent their felling – a surprisingly popular pastime in Sheffield.