On Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020, Professor Haslanger will present a feminist text and will then lead an open discussion. The discussion will be held at St. Hilda's College (room to be confirmed) from 12:00 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. 

About the Speaker

Professor Sally Haslanger is the Ford Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and an affiliate in the MIT Women's and Gender Studies Program. She has published on the problem of persistence through change, pragmatic paradox, and Aristotle's theory of substance. In feminist theory, she has written on objectivity and objectification, and Catharine MacKinnon's theory of gender. Professor Haslanger's recent work examines the social construction of categories such as gender, race, and the family, on social explanation and social structure, and on topics in feminist epistemology. Her most recent book, a collection of papers, is Resisting Reality: Social Construction and Social Critique, Oxford University Press (2012). Professor Haslanger co-edits the Symposia on Gender, Race and Philosophy and convenes the Workshop on Gender and Philosophy (WOGAP), and the Women in Philosophy Task Force (WPHTF).

About the Discussion Group

The Feminist Jurisprudence Discussion Group also welcomes offers to present papers or other work-in-progress to the group, or to lead discussion. Please do contact one of the convenors if you are interested in talking to the group or if you have an idea for an informal discussion.

The group’s co-convenors are Sabrina Golds, Sophia Demetriou-Jones, and Stacy Topouzova, and the Group's Senior Member is Dr. Barbara Havelkova