Databases, Lists, List-Serves, Blogs, and Wikis


This is a crowd-sourced database searchable by 1) name, 2) school, 3) faculty position, 4) areas of specialization, 5) primary research interests, and 6) geographical location. It currently contains over 1000 names of women philosophers working on faculties of higher education across the world. As it stands, the listing is far from comprehensive, and those who created the database are relying on the goodwill of members of the profession to keep the database up-to-date and as comprehensive as possible. 

If you are a woman with a Ph.D. in philosophy who (i) has a job researching or teaching philosophy, or (ii) had a job in philosophy and consider yourself active in philosophy, or (iii) has published an article in a philosophy journal or a book in a philosophy list, please check if you have an entry in the database and send any additions or corrections under the "Submit" tab. Please use that tab to add yourself if you are not currently listed. We invite anyone to submit a name, including names of women in philosophy outside of the U.S.

The database should be an invaluable resource for conference organizers, editors, hiring committees, and anyone interested in learning more about the work of women in the profession. 


SWIP Bios (Society for Women in Philosophy: Contemporary Women in Philosophy)

Women Philosophers

Wikipedia's List of Women Philosophers

Women Historians of Philosophy

PSA Women's Caucus Directory (Philosophy of Science Association)

Women in Logic 

Women in Philosophy of Mind

Women in Epistemology

Women in Philosophy of Religion


SWIP List Serve (Society for Women in Philosophy)

FEAST List Serve (Feminist Ethics and Social Theory)

FEMMSS List Serve (Feminist Epistemologies, Methodologies, Metaphysics, and Science Studies) 

FAB List Serve (Feminist Approaches to Bioethics)

PSA Women's Caucus List Serve (Philosophy of Science Association)

Blogs and Wikis

Feminist Philosophers (see their blogroll for dozens of excellent feminist philosophy sites)

What is it Like to Be a Woman in Philosophy?

What We're Doing About What it is Like: Making Things Better for Women in Philosophy

Philosophical Spaces: Answering Questions About How to Improve the Professional Environment in Philosophy

Diversity @ SPP (Society for Philosophy and Psychology)

Feminist Philosophy Graduate Schools Wiki

Feminist Philosophy by Department Wiki

Gender, Race and Philosophy: The Blog

Knowledge and Experience: Feminist Theory, Philosophy of Science, Environmental Philosophy

What Sorts of People


Philosophy Women