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Duquesne Women in Philosophy

Duquesne Women in Philosophy (D-WiP) emphasizes research support, community service, and provides a forum for continued philosophical discussion. In service of these ends, D-WiP hosts Brown Bag Discussions, engages in community service projects, coordinates with GSIP for the Colloquia Series and organizes academic events throughout the year.

Call for Papers: R I S K

Duquesne Women in Philosophy on :R I S K. 

April 7, 2018

Keynote Speaker: Jeanine Weekes Schroer (University of Minnesota Duluth)

Duquesne Women in Philosophy (D-WiP) invites papers and abstracts on the theme of "risk." Full papers of approximately 3,000 words suitable for a 20-minute presentation will be prioritized, although substantial abstracts (a minimum of 700 words) are also welcomed. Full-paper submissions should be accompanied by an abstract of 250 words or less. Due to the underrepresentation of women's work in philosophy, we encourage the participation of women authors. However, all submissions will receive blind review. For blind review, authors should not include their names or affiliations in the text.

Possible areas include but are not limited to:

  • Experiences/phenomenology of risk
  • Epistemology and ontologies of risk
  • Critical race approaches to risk
  • Social change and risk
  • Living with risk
  • Capitalism and risk
  • Risk and disability studies
  • Risk and the body/self
  • Politics and risk
  • Risk in normative theory/applied ethics/bioethics
  • Feminist approaches to risk

Please send submissions as a single document prepared for blind review to dwipcontact@gmail.com by January 1, 2018. For more information, please contact dwipcontact@gmail.com

The conference and roundtable discussion are generously supported by a Diversity Project Grant from Hypatia: a journal of feminist philosophy, by the Philosophy Department, and by the Women’s and Gender Studies program at Duquesne University.

Past conferences

D-WiP has organized several conferences, which usually begin with a roundtable as an avenue for discussing the presence of women and women's issues in academia. Throughout the day, graduate students and faculty members from various institutions around the world present papers.

D-WiP hosted their fourth conference on 24-25 March 2017, entitled "Critical Philosophities of Life." The keynote address, "The Belly Laugh: A Catharsis of Slut
Shame and Other Negative Emotions," was given by Dr. Cynthia Willett (Emory University).

D-WiP hosted their third conference on 21 March 2015, entitled “Violence and Embodiment.” The keynote address, “Love and Violence,” was given by Dr. Ann Murphy (University of New Mexico).

D-WiP hosted their second conference on 8 February 2014, entitled “Subjectivity in Question.” The keynote address, “Subjectivity Behind Bars: Social Death and Natal Resistance,” was given by Dr. Lisa Guenther (Vanderbilt University).

D-WiP hosted a roundtable discussion on 22 February 2013, entitled “A Roundtable: Being a Woman Scholar.” The roundtable discussion was led by Dr. Ulrika Björk (Uppsala University).