What the Notre Dame Centre for Philosophy of Religion is Doing

September 19, 2012 § Leave a comment

Here at the Center for Philosophy of Religion at Notre Dame, we see the improvement of the climate for women in the discipline as integral not only to fulfilling our moral duty as human beings, but also to our mission to promote dialogue and the fullest development of scholarship within the sub-discipline. To that end, here are a few things we’ve been doing:
1. This past spring, we invited Christina Van Dyke to present her paper, “Don’t Get Your Panties in a Bunch: The Dilemma of Addressing the Absence of Women in the Philosophy of Religion,” at our weekly discussion group. In addition to inviting our regular research fellows, visitors, and discussion participants, we also invited the whole philosophy department to come, listen, and participate in the discussion.
2. When organizing conferences, we make sure to uphold the values of the Gendered Conference Campaign.
3. We maintain a list of women working in Philosophy of Religion, available under the “Resources” page on our website, so that others organizing conferences in Philosophy of Religion can do their best to uphold the values of the Gendered Conference Campaign as well.
4. We work to create a genuinely engaged, respectful, and inclusive community of scholars through the work of the Center—and take seriously any and all suggestions from our community members as to how we can best accomplish these goals.

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