Feminism, Identity, and the Disparity of Power

March 14, 2020 - March 15, 2020
Department of Philosophy, Philosophy Graduate Student Association of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

1640 Cumberland Ave
Knoxville 37996
United States

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The Philosophy Graduate Student Association at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville invites abstract submissions from graduate students and post-doctoral scholars in philosophy and other relevant disciplines for its third annual conference, “Feminism, Identity, and the Disparity of Power,” to be held on the UTK campus on March 14-15, 2020. We are thrilled to have Dr. Hilde Lindemann, Professor Emerita of Michigan State University, joining us as this year’s keynote speaker!

            We are looking for submissions that seek to understand, criticize, or evaluate the way that narratives about gender identity and gender relations affect our political and social institutions, moral frameworks, and ethical responsibilities. Some possible questions to engage with might include the following:

·         How the binary view of gender creates an oppressive power structure

·         The role that gender should have in our moral theories

·         Modes of social and political organization that are more gender inclusive

·         The ways that harm can be done to a person’s identity

·         Challenges that political institutions create for people of marginalized gender identities

·         If and how the nature of gender creates special ethical responsibilities

Abstracts of 500-750 words should be formatted for blind review and submitted via email to UTKnoxPGSA@gmail.com by Dec. 20th. Please include your name, contact information, and disciplinary/institutional affiliation in the body of your email.

Accepted presenters will be notified in January. Full papers should be prepared for 30 minute presentations with a short Q&A session to follow.

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March 13, 2020, 9:00am CST

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