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Simone de Beauvoir Society Conference 2011

The University of Oregon Department of Philosophy is pleased to host the 19th International Conference of the Simone de Beauvoir Society Simone de Beauvoir: Interpretations and Translations for the 21st Century Eugene, Oregon, USA 15-18 June 2011 Conference sessions will … Continue reading

Authors Wanted!!

PhaenEx: Journal of Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture PhaenEx, the online journal for the Society for Existential and  Phenomenological Theory and Culture, is looking for submissions for our Open Issue (Volume 7, No. 1, spring/summer 2012). We are looking for … Continue reading

“The Child” CFP

EPTC Incubator: A Collaborative Workshop on WIP with Scholar Presentations
THEME: “The Child”
To be held as part of the Canadian Humanities Congress in Spring, 2011. Continue reading

Janus Head Special Issue: Feminist Phenomenology

Janus Head is issuing a special volume on feminist phenomenology in the fall of 2012. Continue reading


The Society for Interdisciplinary Feminist Phenomenology is a network of more than 90 international scholars who do work in phenomenology from a feminist perspective or who use phenomenological approaches in their scholarly work. The society is based at the Department of Philosophy and supported by the Center for the Study of Women and Society at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon, USA. We hold an annual meeting in conjunction with the conference of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy http://www.spep.org/. We also host an Institute for Feminist Phenomenology every few years, as funding allows, at which a small group of scholars gather in a beautiful setting for intensive discussion and collaboration. Members are encouraged to create their own scholar’s page to allow other members to get to know them and their work. The SIFP listserv allows members to stay in touch, to share news and opportunities, and to make announcements about their own recent work in feminist phenomenology.

Feminist Phenomenology Institute

May 28-31

The Society for Interdisciplinary Feminist Phenomenology, with generous support from the UO Center for the Study of Women in Society, The UO Department of Philosophy, and the UO College of Arts and Sciences, the UO Graduate School and the UO Humanities Center held its first ever Institute at Silver Falls Conference Center in Western Oregon.

Standing: Sara Heinämaa, Silvia Stoller, Sue Cataldi, Helen Fielding, Eva Simms, Gail Weiss.Seated: Beata Stawarska, Amrita Banerjee, Mariana Ortega, Linda Fischer, Bonnie Mann.Not pictured: Sarah LaChance Adams, Caroline Lundquist.

Past Annual Meetings


SIFP at SPEP 2010

Speaker:Shannon SullivanTitle: Habits of White Etiquette: White Racism and the Abjection of 'White Trash’Wednesday, November 3, 4:30 p.m. McGill University Montreal, Quebec, CanadaOrganizers/Co-Sponsors:Department of Philosophy at McGill University & IGSF, McGill Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies

SIFP at SPEP 2009

Speaker:Linda Martín AlcoffTitle: “Sotomayor’s Reasoning”Roundtable Discussion: “Forging Interdisciplinary Interconnections”; Linda Martín Alcoff, Hunter College, NY, NY, USA; Linda Fisher, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary; Lisa Folkmarson Käll, Uppsala University, Sweden; Patricia Locke, St. John’s College, Maryland, USA; Mariana Ortega, John Carroll University, Ohio, USA.Wednesday, October 28, 2009, 7:00 p.m., followed by a reception.Organizers/Co-Sponsors: Gail Weiss; George Washington University Department of Philosophy, George Washington University Gelman Library, American University Department of Philosophy and Religion.

SIFP at SPEP 2008

Speaker:Sara HeinämaaTitle: Two Phenomenologies of Sexual Difference: from Fecundity to GenerosityRoundtable Discussion: Feminism and Phenomenology (all participants)Organizer/Sponsors: Eva Simms