Thursday, February 14, 2008
Society for Interdisciplinary Feminist Phenomenology
Society for Interdisciplinary Feminist Phenomenology was created in 2006 by Dr. Bonnie Mann and Dr. Beata Stawarska, professors in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Oregon and affiliated faculty at the Center for the Study of Women in Society. SIFP was created to establish a community of feminist scholars working in and between various disciplines (including developmental psychology, linguistics, neuroscience, and philosophy) and employing phenomenology. We strongly believe that phenomenology, with its focus on lived experience, embodiment, and social relations, continues to offer valuable resources for feminist inquiry and empirical research. Feminists working in this area have recently published important philosophical accounts of female body experience (Young, 2005), racial identity (Alcoff, 2006), and disability (Weiss, 2007). Society for Interdisciplinary Feminist Phenomenology is designed to help generate, promote and disseminate cutting edge research conducted by women that is sensitive to gender and representative of women’s role in the social context. . . . Read more about this relatively new association here: http://whp.uoregon.edu/sifp/.