SWIP-I 4th Annual Conference and General Meeting - Ways of Knowing: Feminist Philosophy of Science and Epistemology (Preliminary Programme)


Society for Women in Philosophy – Ireland

4th Annual Conference and Annual General Meeting

Ways of Knowing: Feminist Philosophy of Science and Epistemology

Dublin, November 27 and 28, 2015


Friday November 27
Venue: UCD Newman House, 86 St Stephen’s Green*

9.00-9.30 Registration

9.30-11.00 Plenary Session 1. A. Physics Theater

Opening Welcome

Feminist Epistemology and the Relativist Menace
Maria Baghramian (UCD)

Expressing the World: Merleau-Ponty and the New Feminist Materialisms
Kathleen Lennon (University of Hull)
11.00-11.30 Coffee

Parallel Session 1. A. Lecture Theatre 

Pragmatism and Problems of Ecological Thinking
Devin Fitzpatrick, University of Oregon

Epistemic Diversity and Gender Neutrality: On the Possibility of Embodiment without Essentialism
Nicolle Brancazio, University of Memphis
The Truth of the Matter
H.Mussell,  University of Cambridge
Parallel Session 1. B. Physics Theatre

Imaginative ResistanceExpanded
Amber Rose Carlson, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
Testimonial Injustice: A Second-personal Account
Audra Goodnight, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri

1.00-2.30 Iveagh Room, Newman House
Annual General Meeting of SWIP Ireland
(sandwich lunch provided)


Parallel Session 2. A. Lecture Theatre

Can Non-Cognitive Values Have a Beneficial Role in the Assessment of Scientific Theories? A Case Study of Evolutionary Psychology
Silvia Ivani Tilburg University, The Nerherlands
Expertise and Gender in Science
Darcy McCusker, University of Washington
Theory-Ladenness and Pluralism in an Experimental Context
Jamie Shaw, University of Western Ontario
Parallel Session 2. B. Physics Theater
Battling Epistemic Injustice: More Poetry Than Prose
Sandy Skene, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Katherine O’Donnell, UCD
Stopgap: The Play of Ignorance in Maria Edgeworth’s Castle Rackrent
Vertical Rolls: Performing a Gendered Reading of Bernard Stiegler
EL Putnam, Dublin Institute of Technology
4.00-4.30 Coffee Break

4.30 - 6.30 

Parallel Session 3. A. Lecture Theater
Epistemic Oppression
Emily McWilliams, Harvard
Epistemic Advantages of the Epistemically Disadvantaged? What a Difference the First-­Person Perspective Makes
Nadja El Kassar, ETH Zurich

Feminist Perspectivism: A Case for a Nietzschean Critique of Social Hierarchy
Chevan L. Lindsay, Georgia State University, Atlanta
Argument as Combat.
Jonny Blamey, London

Parallel Session 3. B. Physics Theatre
Knowledge in the Face of Silence
Pamela Foam, Brown University, USA
Acquaintance with Others’ Perspectives, and Why Feminist Epistemology Needs an Account of It
Katherine Dormandy, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Stories Count: Testimony, Gender, and Knowledge
Karyn L Freedman, University of Guelph, Ontario
Epistemic Authority: Women as Co-Producer of the Meanings that Shape our Culture
Inmaculada Perdomo Reyes, Universidad de La Laguna, Tenerife
6.30- 7.30  Conference Reception
7.30-9.30  Conference Dinner


Saturday November 28
Venue:  Trinity College Dublin, Irish School of Ecumenics*


Parallel Session 4. A.

The Idleness of Truth Relative to Shared Milieu (Or How not to Make Sense of Ideology Critique)
Riin Kiov, University of Tartu, Estonia
The Relevance of Feminist Epistemology for Educational Research  
Valerija Vendramin, Pedagoški inštitut, Ljubljana
Parallel Session 4. B.

Brain, Gender and Cognition: Feminist Critical Approach to Neuroscience
Aleksandra Derra, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland
On the Politics of the Function Inference
Megan Hyska,  University of Texas at Austin

Autism and the Gendered Ways of Knowing Hypothesis                                 
Meredith Plugg, TCD, Dublin

11.00-11.30 Coffee

11.30-12.30 Session 5
Epistemology’s Liberatory Futures
Phyllis Rooney, Oakland University, Michigan
Are Women’s Lives (Fully) Grievable? Gendered Framing and the Normalization of Sexual Violence
Dianna Taylor, John Carroll University, Ohio, USA
12.30-2.00 Lunch Break

2.00-4.00 Session 6
Objectivity and Situated Knowledge
Roxana Baiasu Oxford University and Birmingham University
Feyerabend—Feminist Philosopher ofScience?
Ian Kidd, Durham University, UK

Authoritative Beliefs, Stereotpye Threat, and Alienation: A Story of Wronged Right
Ana Barandalla, Coventry, UK
Must we be Either Ignorant or Biased?: A Solution to Gendler’s Dilemma
Alessandra Tanesini, Cardiff University, Wales
3.30-4.00 Coffee

4.00-6.00 Plenary Session 2 and Close of Conference

Gender and the Public Understanding of Science: The Underrepresentation of Women as Science Communicators and its Societal and Epistemic Consequences.
Helen de Cruz , VU University Amsterdam

Decolonizing Epistemology
Linda Alcoff,  CUNY, New York

* Please note that all the sessions for the first day of the conference will take place in UCD's Newman House in St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2 and the sesssions for day 2 are scheduled in the Irish School of Encumenics in TCD, also in Dubln 2. The two venues are in 10 minutes walking distance of each other and easily accessible by bus and other means of public tranport. 


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