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​APA Guidelines for Non-Sexist Use of Language

From the American Philosophical Association’s Page, “Resources on Diversity and Inclusiveness”:
A 2012 article published in the Journal of Social Philosophy that examines the problems that neoliberal thinking has on diversity and the field of philosophy.

"Women in Philosophy" by Jennifer Saul
Jennifer Saul on the psychological biases adversely affecting philosophy – and what we can do about it.

In an article from the Chronicle of Higher Education, Regan Penaluna looks at some of the contributing factors to the lack of diversity in philosophy.

A 2008 article by Sally Haslanger discussing the situation for women in philosophy.

An article by Kathryn Norlock published in the Journal of Social Philosophy, Vol. 43, Issue 3 (2012).

A report from 2011 that describes the state of the field for women in the United Kingdom.

An article by Linda Martin Alcoff on the role of women in philosophy.

A draft of an article by Helen Beebee, forthcoming in Women in Philosophy: What Needs to Change? Edited by Fiona Jenkins and Katrina Hutchinson.

An article by Jennifer Saul (draft), forthcoming in Women in Philosophy? What Needs to Change? Edited by Fiona Jenkins and Katrina Hutchison.

Articles by Bernice R. Sandler, Senior Scholar at the Women’s Research and Education Institute, about the climate for women in education.

An article on forthcoming research on the gender gap in philosophy, published by NPR.

An article by Rachel McKinnon published in the Chronicle of Higher Education.

An article by Molly Paxton, Carrie Figdor, and Valerie Tiberius published in Hypatia Vol. 27, Issue 4 (November 2012).

"Coming Out in Class" by Rachel McKinnon
An article by Rachel McKinnon published in the Chronicle of Higher Education.

An article by Louise Antony published in the Journal of Social Philosophy, Vol. 43, Issue 3 (2012).

While this report, produced by LGBT+ Physicists, does not focus on philosophy, the best practices put forth in the report are applicable to the field.

Blogs and Blog Posts​

​Warp, Weft, and Way
A group blog of Chinese and Comparative philosophy. Its primary purpose is to promote and stimulate discussion of Chinese philosophy and cross-tradition inquiry among scholars and students of philosophy, whatever their level of training.

A blog about feminist philosophy, with the goal to help feminist philosophers keep up with philosophically relevant facts and examples.

This blog considers how to make the climate in philosophy departments and other professional spaces more hospitable.

A post from the Feminist Philosophers blog about making conferences accessible to individuals with disabilities.

A blog by Michael Gillan Peckitt, a disabled philosophy researcher.

A blog featuring anonymous, short submissions from readers about life as a woman in philosophy.

A blog about the changes and positive steps being taken for women in philosophy.

A blog to raise awareness about disabled philosophers.

This is what a philosopher looks like… a photo blog documenting the diversity in the field of philosophy.

A post on New APPS blog by Professor LK McPherson.

A forum for philosophers and other scholars to discuss academic work and current affairs with race and gender in mind.

A blog post from the Feminist Philosophers detailing how to sign up for the listserv.

Groups, Associations, and Societies​

​Philosophy Forum LGBT
A group for the LGBT community and friends to meet together once a month in New York City to discuss philosophy.

SSAP was established to provide a network of support for young African American philosophers and other intellectuals in the academy, to bring together alternative voices to de-center the predominant 'Eurocentric' focus of and lack of diversity in most academic philosophy departments, and to provide a place for lay intellectuals to exchange ideas with professional academics in an informal setting.

The Society for Philosophy and Disability, or SPD, is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to furthering research and teaching on philosophical issues related to disability and to promoting inclusiveness and support for people with disabilities in philosophical education and in the profession of philosophy.

The landing page for SWIP which works to promote and support women in philosophy. The site has articles, statistics, and course syllabi in feminist philosophy.

Information about a private Facebook group for LGBTQ philosophers and students.

An academic organization dedicated to promoting the philosophical activities of the Chinese philosophers in America.

The WPHTF is an umbrella group that works to coordinate initiatives and intensify efforts to advance women in philosophy.

The Facebook group for SYBP.

CBWP is a philosophical organization whose purpose is to encourage and foster a networking and mentoring relationship between the underrepresented Black women in philosophy including undergraduate students and graduate students, as well as assistant, associate, and full professors in the Academy.

Minorities and Philosophy (MAP) is a collection of students in North American philosophy departments that aims to examine and address issues of minority participation in academic philosophy. Though primarily led by graduate students, MAP also relies on faculty support and encourages undergraduate participation.
The Mentoring Project aims to build long-term mentoring relationships between eminent senior women and junior women in the field of philosophy.

Find out your implicit associations about race, sexual orientation, disabilities, and more.

Bookshare® is an online library of digital books for people with print disabilities. Bookshare Members download books, textbooks, and newspapers in a compressed, encrypted file. They then read the material using adaptive technology, typically software that reads the book aloud (text to speech) and/or displays the text of the book on a computer screen, or Braille access devices, such as refreshable Braille displays.

The Rutgers Department of Philosophy believes that a crucial part of supporting and maintaining a thriving department climate for women and underrepresented groups in philosophy is making information and resources accessible to current and prospective students, and that an important part of creating and developing an excellent professional philosophical climate for all philosophers is making information on implicit bias and stereotype threat, how to counteract them, and departmental and professional statistics more publicly accessible.

A week-long institute designed to encourage undergraduate students from underrepresented groups to consider future study in the field of philosophy.

The British Philosophical Association and Society for Women in Philosophy (UK) Good Practice Scheme aims to assist UK philosophy departments, learned societies and journals in ensuring that they have policies and procedures in place that encourage the representation of women in philosophy.

An organization looking to bring together philosophers from different disciplines to collaborate on the issue of implicit bias.

The STRIDE Committee provides information and advice about practices to maximize the likelihood that diverse, well-qualified candidates for faculty positions will be hired, recruited, retained, and promoted.

The ADVANCE Program aims to assist the University of Michigan in gaining a more diverse faculty.

The McNair Scholars Program is a federal TRIO program funded at 200 institutions across the United States and Puerto Rico by the U.S. Department of Education. It is designed to prepare undergraduate students for doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities. McNair participants are either first-generation college students with financial need, or members of a group that is traditionally underrepresented in graduate education and have demonstrated strong academic potential. The goal of the McNair Scholars Program is to increase graduate degree awards for students from underrepresented segments of society.


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