Linda Martín Alcoff is Professor of Philosophy and Women’s Studies at Syracuse University. She received her Ph.D. at Brown University in 1987. She works primarily in continental philosophy, epistemology, feminist theory, and philosophy of race. Her books include Feminist Epistemologies, co-edited with Elizabeth Potter (Routledge, 1993); Real Knowing: New Versions of the Coherence Theory of Knowledge (Cornell, 1996); Epistemology: The Big Questions (Blackwell: 1998); Thinking From the Underside of History (Rowman and Littlefield, 2000) co-edited with Eduardo Mendieta; Identities (Blackwell 2003) co-edited with Eduardo Mendieta; Singing in the Fire: Stories of Women in Philosophy (Rowman and Littlefield), and is currently co-editing with Eva Kittay The Blackwell Guide to Feminist Philosophy. Visible Identities: Race, Gender and the Self is forthcoming with Oxford Press.  She is also editing the first series of coursebooks in feminist philosophy with Routledge, with several already under contract.  She has written over forty articles on topics concerning Foucault, sexual violence, the politics of knowledge, and gender and race identity.
She has also been very active in the profession, including: as Co-Director of SPEP (Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy) 1996-1999; member, American Philosophical Association (APA) Committee on the Status of Women (1995-1998); Chair, APA Committee on Hispanics (1998-2000); member, Eastern division APA Executive Committee; and currently she is on the Nominating Committee of the APA.
She received an ACLS Fellowship for 1990-1991 and a fellowship from the Society for the Humanities at Cornell University for 1994-1995.  In 1995 she was awarded a Laura J. and Douglas Meredith Professorship to recognize outstanding teaching at Syracuse University. She has been a visiting professor at Aarhus University in Denmark, Florida Atlantic University, Brown University, and SUNY Stony Brook.

Karen Barad is Professor of Women's Studies and Philosophy at Mount Holyoke College. She also teaches in the program in Critical Social Thought. Her Ph.D.
is in theoretical particle physics. Her research in physics and philosophy has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the
Hughes Foundation, the Irvine Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. She held the Blanche, Edith, and Irving
Laurie New Jersey Chair in Women's Studies at Rutgers University for two years. Barad was a national board member for the Association of American Colleges and Universities (NSF-sponsored) "Women and Scientific Literacy: Building Two-Way Streets" Project. She is the author of numerous articles on physics, feminist
philosophy, philosophy of science, cultural studies of science, and feminist theory, and has recently completed a book entitled Meeting the Universe
Halfway (forthcoming with Duke University Press).

Diane Benjamin holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin. Diane taught the course under discussion in her paper for the conference
("Women in science and engineering: An experimental approach in an undergraduate course") during her tenure at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Now, Diane is an Associate Professor at Edgewood College in Madison Wisconsin where she currently serves as chair of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science and is living happily ever after!

Tony Chemero has a B.A. in Philosophy from Tufts University and a double major Ph.D. in Philosophy and Cognitive Science from Indiana University.   He does
philosophical research on epistemological and ontological issues related to embodied cognitive science, and empirical research in artificial neural
networks, robotics, and ecological psychology.  Currently, Tony is Assistant Professor of Psychology and Chair of the Scientific and Philosophical Studies
of Mind Program at Franklin and Marshall College.  He spent the 2003-4 academic year as Visiting Research Scientist at the Center for the Ecological Study of
Perception and Action at the University of Connecticut.  He is no longer sure if he is a philosopher or a scientist.

Sharyn Clough
is an assistant professor of philosophy at Oregon State University. She is convinced the world would be a better place if everyone was an externalist about language and a holist about facts and values. She's still a little fuzzy about what she means by "facts."  At a recent disco party she danced with relish to one of her favourites - Cheryl Lynn's 1979 hit "Got To Be Real"  - ontology is everywhere! Her book Beyond Epistemology was published last year (Rowman and Littlefield) and will be the subject of a panel at the FEMMSS conference.

Lorraine Code is Distinguished Research Professor of Philosophy at York University in Toronto. As well as numerous articles and chapters in
books, and four co-edited books, she has published Epistemic responsibility (1987), What can she know? (1991), and Rhetorical spaces (1995).
She is General Editor of the Routledge Encyclopedia of Feminist Theories (2000), Editor of Feminist Interpretations of Hans-Georg Gadamer (2003),
and with Kathryn Hamer has translated Michčle LeDoeuff's Le Sexe du savoir as The Sex of Knowing (2003). Her next book, Ecological Thinking,
will be published by Oxford University Press in 2005.

Angela B. Ginorio is associate professor in Women Studies, and adjunct associate professor in the Departments of Psychology and American Ethnic Studies. She specializes in feminist science studies with a focus on women of color, access issues in education for Latina/os and rural populations, and violence against women.  She developed and directs the Rural Girls in Science Program. She is the author of  Latinas in Schools: Si, se Puede!, Warming the Climate for Women in Academic Science, and co-editor of The Equity Equation: Fostering the Advancement of Women in the Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering.

Sandra Harding
teaches in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies and in Women's Studies at UCLA.  She also co-edits Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society.  Her most recent books are The Feminist Standpoint Theory Reader, an edited collection (Routledge: 2003); Science and Other Cultures: Issues in the Philosophy of Science and Technology, edited with Robert Figueroa (Routledge: 2003); and the 20th anniversary edition of Discovering Reality: Feminist Perspectives on Epistemology, Metaphysics, Methodology and Philosophy of Science (Kluwer: 2003), originally edited with the late Merrill Hintikka. Science and Social Inequality: Feminist and Postcolonial Perspectives will be published by University of Illinois Press in 2005.

Nancy C. M. Hartsock
is the author of Money, Sex, and Power: Toward a Feminist Historical Materialism and The Feminist Standpoint Revisited.  She is Professor of Political science at the University of Washington.  She has been interested in issueds of feminist epistemology and metaphyscis for over twenty years. .

Catherine Hundleby
is Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Windsor (Canada).  In 2001 she completed her Ph.D. in
Philosophy at the University of Western Ontario with a thesis on feminist epistemologies.  Her thesis research and published papers ("Women &
Politics" and "Social Epistemology") all concern feminist standpoint theory and naturalist epistemology.

Anne Jaap Jacobson is Professor of Philosophy and Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Houston, where she is Associate Director of
the Center for Neuro-Engineering and Cognitive Science and Past President of the Faculty Senate.  Recent work of hers includes "Mental Representations:
What Philosophy Leaves Out and Neuroscience Puts In," in Philosophical Psychology, 2003, and "The Psychology Of Philosophy: Interpreting Locke And
Hume," in Feminist Reflections on the History of Philosophy,  ed by Witt and Alanen (2004). Her conference talk builds on material from "Is the Brain a Memory Box?" which is forthcoming in Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, in a special issue on John Bicklešs Philosophy and Neuroscience.

Nancy McHugh is an Associate Professor of Philosophy and Director of Women's Studies at Wittenberg University.  She serves on the board of Project Woman, an organization that works to end domestic violence, rape and assault through shelter, counseling and education. She is also on the board of Grrrlz to
Womyn, and helps run the program. Grrlz to Womyn is a program for girls in need of life skills mentoring. They recently were awarded an AAUW grant as
well as a Knowledge Works grant.  Nancy's recent publications include "Telling Her Own Truth:  June Jordan, Standard English and the Epistemology of Ignorance" in Still Seeking an Attitude; "It's In the Meat:  Ruth Ozeki and the Fictionalizing of Scientific Knowledge" in Science and Science Fiction; and
Feminist Philosophies A-Z.

Jack Nelson is Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Professor in Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington, Tacoma. He is a co-author of The Logic Book  and co-author (with Lynn Hankinson Nelson) of On Quine, "No Rush to Judgment: In Defense of Feminist Epistemology," and "Feminist Values and Cognitive Virtues". The author of "The Last Dogma of Empiricism?" in Feminism, Science, and the Philosophy of Science, he may be the first or only person to thank "the moose of Maine" for inspiration as he worked on the article.

Lynn Hankinson Nelson is professor of Philosophy and adjunct professor of Women's Studies at the University of Washington. She recently co-edited a double issue of Hypatia devoted to feminist science studies (with Alison Wylie) and edited a special issue of Synthese on Feminism and Science. She is co-editor, with Jack Nelson, of Feminist Interpretations of W.V. Quine and Feminism, Science, and the Philosophy of Science.  She and Jack are co-authors of  On Quine (2001) and her earlier publications include Who Knows: From Quine to a Feminist Empiricism (1990). In addition to an interest in Quine (she's sure there still aren't enough Quineans!), she and Jack share sailing on Commencement Bay, a daughter Rebecca and son-in-law Gabe, and SAM, the wonder dog, a golden retriever.

Elizabeth Potter, Alice Andrews Quigley Professor of Women’s Studies at Mills College, is the author of Gender and Boyle’s Law of Gases, Feminist Philosophy of Science (forthcoming from Routledge) and co-editor of Feminist Epistemologies. She is also the author of articles on topics in feminist epistemology and in feminist philosophy of science.

Phyllis Rooney is an associate professor of Philosophy at Oakland University in Michigan.  She has published many papers in feminist epistemology and philosophy of science, and she has specific research  interests in feminist critiques of reason.  She is currently completing an introductory text in feminism and epistemology.

Deboleena Roy is an Assistant Professor at San Diego State University.  She completed her Ph.D. in reproductive neuroendocrinology in 2001 and is currently the resident feminist scientist in the Women's Studies Department at SDSU.  Her paper "Feminist Theory in Science: Working Toward a Practical Transformation" was recently published in the Winter 2004 Hypatia special issue on Feminist Science Studies.  In her spare time, Deboleena likes to listen to bjork, imagines a life as a performance artist, and creates feminist biomythographic bedtime stories for her two young children.

Naomi Scheman
is Professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies at the University of Minnesota.  Her work is on the epistemological implications of the social  constructions of gender, race, sexuality, and class.  A collection of her essays, Engenderings: Constructions of Knowledge, Authority, and Privilege, was published in 1993; and she is preparing the next volume, tentatively entitled Shifting Ground: Margins, Diasporas, and the Reading of Wittgenstein.  Her current project, on which she will be speaking at the conference, grows out of her work as an Associate Dean in the Graduate School
and as co-founder of  GRASS Routes (GRASS=Grass Roots Activism, Sciences, and Scholarship), an initiative to support community-based research. Using the notions of trustworthiness and sustainability, she has been working with scientists and others to articulate a vision for public research universities that takes diversity as the primary resource for retheorizing the connection between democracy and expertise.

Nancy Tuana
is the Dupont/ Class of 1949 Professor of Philosophy and Women’s Studies at The Pennsylvania State University and Director of the Rock Ethics Institute.  Her research and teaching specialties include feminist philosophy and feminist theory, with expertise in the areas of feminist philosophies of science and feminist epistemologies, feminist philosophy of history, and philosophy and sexuality.  Her publications include Engendering Rationalities (SUNY Press); Feminism and Science (Indiana University Press);  The Less Noble Sex: Scientific, Religious, and Philosophical Conceptions of Woman’s Nature (Indiana University Press), Revealing Male Bodies (Indiana University Press), Feminist Interpretations of Plato (Penn State Press) and Women and the History of Philosophy (Paragon House).  She is series editor of the Penn State Press series Re-Reading the Canon, and co-editor of the Stanford Encyclopedia’s entries on feminist philosophy.

Anne Waters
, J.D., Ph.D., is of Seminole, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Cherokee, and Jewish descent.  She holds four graduate degrees, and is a philosopher, poet, and lawyer, having published in several philosophy and American Indian journals and anthologies.  Waters is associate editor of the Value Inquiry Book Series (VIBS) for Editions Rodopi, an international press, editor of the new VIBS Indigenous Philosophies of the Americas special series (IPA), editor of the American Philosophical Association (APA) Newsletter of American Indian Philosophy, editor of  American Indian Thought: Philosophical Essays  (Blackwell Oct 2004), Co-editor of  American Philosophies: An Anthology  (Oct 2003), co-guest Editor of a special issue of Hypatia, A Journal of Feminist Philosophy: Indigenous Women in the Americas  (2003), and is working on a new  book to be titled Crossing Borders to Return: American Indian Women in Academe.

Waters originated and is current President of the American Indian Philosophy Association; as well, she is founder and past chair of the APA Committee on American Indians in Philosophy.  Some of her past activities have included being awarded a National Science Foundation grant, participating as a Liberty Fund Scholar at Vanderbilt University, being a Greater Philadelphia Philosophy Consortium Scholar at Haverford University, a Rockefeller Visiting Summer Scholar at the University of Arizona, an NEH Summer Institute Scholar in at the University of Illinois, Chicago Circle, and a Constitutional Task Force Member of the National Women Studies Association.  A recipient of a Helen Steiner Memorial American Indian Scholarship, Law School Minority Graduate Scholarship, Pergamon Press and National Women Studies Association First Recipient of the Ruth Bleir Dissertation Scholarship, a CIC Black/Ethnic Minorities Doctoral Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute Fellowship, and a Washington University Graduate Fellowship, Anne lives and writes in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  In addition to her writing, Anne has been traveling and speaking at several Universities across the United States, in Canada, and Australia.

Barbara Whitten is Professor of Physics at Colorado College, and also teaches in the Women’s Studies and Environmental Science Programs.  Her research in physics is in theoretical atomic and molecular physics; she has worked on problems in x-ray lasers and Rydberg atoms.  In Women’s Studies her interests are generally in the area of gender and science; she is primarily interested in questions about what feminist physics, and a feminist physics community might be.  She is the mother of two children, both in college.  Penelope is majoring in journalism and political science, and Jake is a psychology major.

Alison Wylie
is a philosopher of science with longstanding interests in feminist analyses of the role of values in science, ideals of objectivity, and
evidential reasoning. She focuses on the social and historical sciences, especially archaeology, and has recently published Thinking from Things: Essays
in the Philosophy of Archaeology
(University of California Press 2002). Her feminist essays appear in collections such as Science and Other Cultures (2003)
and Science, Technology, Medicine: The Difference Feminism Has Made (2001), Primate Encounters (2000), Changing Methods: Feminists Transforming Practice (1995), and Women and Reason (1992). As an editor she has contributed to Ethics Issues in Archaeology (1995/2000), Breaking Anonymity: The Chilly Climate for Women Faculty (1995) and of Equity Issues for Women in Archaeology (1994).