Resources and Links

APA Guidelines for Non-Sexist Use of Language

From the American Philosophical Association’s Page, “Resources on Diversity and Inclusiveness”:

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Articles and Papers

Here you will find articles and papers that discuss marginalized populations in philosophy and beyond. Included are educational works and suggested best practices and calls to action. 

"Implicit Bias and Gender (and Other Sorts of) Diversity in Philosophy and the Academy in the Context of the Corporatized University" by Margaret A. Crouch 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.

"Wanted: Female Philosophers, in the Classroom and in the Canon" by Regan Penaluna 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.

"On the Job Market as a Transgender Candidate" by Rachel McKinnon An article by Rachel McKinnon published in the Chronicle of Higher Education.

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

Blogs and Blog Posts

A different perspective through 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.

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

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

Gender, Race and Philosophy: The Blog A forum for philosophers and other scholars to discuss academic work and current affairs with race and gender in mind.

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

Groups, Associations, and Societies

Some groups focus on specific identities or populations, others have a broader focus. There is great diversity in the field, and these groups are a preview of people working together in philosophy. 

Society for Women in Philosophy

Underrepresented Groups in Philosophy

Collegium of Black Women Philosophers

Association for Feminist Ethics and Social Theory

Feminist Philosophers blog

Rutgers Department of Philosophy site on Implicit Bias

Projects and Programs

These projects and programs are examples of initiatives at work to increase diversity and inclusion in philosophy. 

The Mentoring Project for Pre-tenure Women Faculty in Philosophy The Mentoring Project aims to build long-term mentoring relationships between eminent senior women and junior women in the field of philosophy.

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

Bookshare: An Accessible Online Library 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.

Rutgers University Climate for Women and Underrepresented Groups 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.


Numbers and statistics from the American Philosophical Association and others. 

APA Committee on the Status of Black Philosophers

APA Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender (LGBT) Philosophers

APA Committee on Hispanics

APA Committee on Indigenous Philosophy

APA Committee on Asian and Asian-American Philosophers & Philosophies

APA Committee on the Status of Women

APA Committee on the Status of Women “Advancing the Women in Philosophy"

News & Commentary

Discussion appearing in newspapers and magazines. 

“Women in Philosophy? Do the Math” by Sally Haslanger, New York Times, Sept. 2, 2013

“What’s Wrong with Philosophy” by Linda Martín Alcoff, New York Times, Sept. 3, 2013

“The Disappearing Women” by Rae Langton, New York Times, Sept. 4, 2013

“Academia’s Fog of Male Anxiety” by Louise Antony, New York Times, Sept. 5, 2013