University of Kentucky
Joan Callahan is Professor Emerita of Philosophy at the University of Kentucky, where she taught for over twenty years and served on the Committee on Social Theory and as Director of Gender and Women’s Studies. Her research interests span ethical theory, practical ethics, social and political philosophy, philosophy of law, feminist theory, critical race theory, and the places where these areas of inquiry intersect.
She has served as the editor of the American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Feminism and Philosophy, and on the American Philosophical Association Committee on the Status of Women. She is a founding member of FEAST, the Association for Feminist Ethics and Social Theory. She has also served on the American Philosophical Association Board of Officers, the Council to the Chair of the APA Board, the APA Committee on the Status and Future of the Profession, and as Chair of the APA's Committee on Inclusiveness in the Profession. In 2007 Professor Callahan was honored as the U.S. Society for Women in Philosophy's Distinguished Woman Philosopher. In 2008, she was the faculty recipient of the President's Award for Diversity at the University of Kentucky. Most recently, she has been working with Nancy Tuana on filming in-depth interviews with many of the scholars who made up the first cohort of feminist philosophers in and affecting North American philosophy. That project involves two days of filming with each participant, followed by the production of two-hour edited versions of the interviews, which are available as they are produced through the Rock Ethics Institute at Penn State University (http://rockethics.psu.edu/education/oral-history-feminist-philosophers .