Cressida Heyes Phd

1.11.11: CSWIP update

I’ve just returned from the annual conference of the Canadian Society for Women in Philosophy, which met in beautiful Victoria, BC.

I was struck by how many (wonderful, collegial) graduate students and junior faculty were in attendance, and how few established scholars in feminist philosophy. I think I was the only Full Professor there. We seem to have a real pipeline problem, but perhaps the far west coast was a travel challenge for the senior folks in central Canada who’ve been the CSWIP stalwarts.

The organization seems strong, and we have plans for conferences over the next 3 (three!) years:

2012 at Mount Royal University, Calgary (with support from the University of Calgary): October 26-28. I am the keynote speaker (which, I confess, has always been a bit of a career goal for me, given the importance of CSWIP to my own professional development. My mentor, Vicky (Elizabeth) Spelman, was the first CSWIP keynote I ever heard, and I’ve never forgotten her warmth and generosity toward a very junior PhD student. Thanks to Ada Jaarsma, the primary conference organizer, for her very kind invitation.)

2013 at the University of Waterloo, Ontario.

2014 (tentatively) at Cape Breton University.


Teaching 2020-21


NEW BOOK: Anaesthetics of Existence


Paused for now…