FEMMSS Conference schedule

Friday, November 5

Check in, Friday sessions and evening reception are in the dining hall of Hagget Hall

Please use the North entrance to enter the building.

8:15-8:30         Welcome
8:30-10:30       Keynotes I

Diane Benjamin, Edgewood College, Mathematics and Computer Science
Women in science and engineering: An experimental approach in an undergraduate course
Anne Waters, State University of New York, Binghamton, Philosophy, Interpretation,  and Culture

Barbara Whitten, Colorado College, Physics and Women's Studies
What does it mean to practice feminist science? A personal memoir
Chair: Ann Baker, University of Washington, Philosophy

10:30-10:45    Refreshments

10:45-12:45    Keynotes II
Lorraine Code, York University, Philosophy
Fact, fiction, and the politics of knowledge

Angela Ginorio, University of Washington, Women's Studies
When N = 1-2: Justice, privacy and women of color in science

Phyllis Rooney, Oakland University, Philosophy
Situating the question: What is knowledge?

Chair: Chris Pearson, University of Washington, Philosophy

12:45-1:45      Lunch (boxed lunches ordered during registration)

1:45-3:45        Keynotes III
Karen Barad, Mount Holyoke College, Women's Studies and Philosophy
Diffractions, mutations, and re (con) figurations: Responsibility in technoscientific practice or making a difference in the world

Sandra Harding, UCLA, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies; Co-Editor of Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
Women, science, and modernity
Elizabeth Potter, Mills College, Women's Studies and
Linda Martěn Alcoff, Syracuse University, Philosophy
New currents in feminist epistemology

Chair: David Alexandar, University of Washington, Philosophy

3:45-4:00 Refreshments

4:00-6:40        Keynotes IV
Deboleena Roy, San Diego State University, Women's Studies
Should feminists clone? And if so, how?

Nancy Tuana, Penn State University, Rock Ethics Institute and Philosophy
From epistemologies of ignorance to epistemologies of resistance

Alison Wylie, Barnard College, Women's Studies; Columbia University, Philosophy
The feminism question in the social sciences: Epistemic virtues and the method debate

Lynn Hankinson Nelson, University of Washington, Philosophy and Jack Nelson, University of Washington, Tacoma, IAS
It takes a village: Creating knowers

Chair: Ben Almassi, University of Washington, Philosophy                                  

7:30-              Reception

Saturday, November 6

Sessions Saturday and Sunday are in Savery Hall

9:30-11:00       Concurrent sessions A-E

Session A: Field knowledge: Exploring the varying possibilities of ethnographic inquiry SAV 241

 Lynn Comella, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
 Going “native” in a sex toy store: Sexual autobiography and the production of ethnographic knowledge
  Alpha Selene DeLap, University of Washington, The Information School
  Returning home to work: Negotiating multiple roles within feminist ethnographic research

  Alex Fleck, University of Pennsylvania,
  Participant observers: Witnessing drug use and addiction                       

Session B: Using feminist epistemologies SAV 243

Evelyn Brister, Rochester Institute of Technology, Philosophy
Hacking the system: Using feminist epistemology to analyze the absence of women in  computer fields

Patricia Garcia Guevara, University of Guadalajara, Mexico
Studies on women & engineering in Mexico

Wendy Lynne Lee, Bloomsburg University, Philosophy
Scientific inquiry, aesthetic experience of natural objects and human-centeredness:  A little girl and her turtle

Session C: Feminist research  SAV 245

Brianna Blaser, University of Washington, Women's Studies
Making science connections: An exploration of profiles on an online dating site for scientists

Greg Hill, University of Portland, Mathematics and
Norah Martin, University of Portland, Philosophy
Gender, math, and metaphor: Emmy Noether’s contribution to modern mathematics

Session D: Feminist theory and moral reasoning/practice SAV 311

Christopher Calvert-Minor, Syracuse University, Philosophy
Grounding empathetic understanding in practice

Jeff Gauthier, University of Portland, Philosophy
Feminism and the problem of particularity in moral epistemology
Gaile Pohlhaus, Miami University, Philosophy
Caring to understand

Session E: Feminist methods Room   SAV 343

Sharyn Clough, Oregon State University, Philosophy
The empirical as matters of fact, value, and a whole lot more
Marilyn MacDonald, San Francisco University, Women's Studies
Contesting salvation: Factors affecting the incorporation of feminist science studies (FSS) in the everyday activities of faculty
        in Women's Studies and Environmental Studies in

Masum Khona Momaya, Harvard University, Graduate School of Education
  Our bodies, our selves: Theoretical and methodological explorations in embodiment and selving

11:00-11:15   Refreshments

11:15-12:15   Concurrent sessions F-I

Session F: Feminism, logic, and rationality   SAV 341

  Crista Lebens, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Philosophy
  You probably think this theory’s about you: Turning away from the rationality of the mainstream

  Marianne LeNabat, University of Alberta, Philosophy
  Turning the tables: Holding non-classical logics accountable to feminist aims        

Session G: Feminist methods   SAV 317
Gina Desiderio, Virginia Tech,
 Protecting the breast and producing femininity: The breast cancer movement’s production of fear through a rhetoric of risk

Letitia Meynell, Dalhousie University, Philosophy
 Negotiating the ‘F-word’ in the malestream philosophy classroom: The feminist professor’s triple bind

 Martha Satz, Southern Methodist University, English
 Feminist gene therapy: The problem of genetic reductionism in the adoption open records debate, genetic counseling, and pernicious maternal narratives

 Session H: Feminist research    SAV 313

 Ann Cahill, Elon University
 The objectification of men
Heloisa Lara Campos da Costa, Federal University of Amazonas (UFAM, Brazil)
Research at UFAM and the Brasilian context
Maithree Wickramashinge, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, English, Senior Lecturer
Ph.D. candidate, University of London, Institute of Education
Academic or funded? – The dynamics of the research context

Session I: Issues in feminist empiricism/in feminist approaches to embodiment    SAV 316

Leeat Granek, York University, Psychology
Imagining osmosis: Fluid female embodiment and the potential for empathy    

Heidi Grasswick, Middlebury College, Philosophy
Feminist epistemologies and the question of communities

Edrie Sobstyl, Starfleet Academy
Politics, epistemology, and the fate of feminist empiricism

12:15-1:30  Lunch (on our own; list of restaurants and maps provided)

1:30-3:30  Keynotes V    SAV 239

Anthony Chemero, Franklin and Marshall College, Scientific and Philosophical Studies of Mind
Embodied cognitive science and feminist critiques of liberal social theory

Ann Jaap Jacobson, University of Houston, Philosophy, and Electrical and Computer Engineering, Neuro-Engineering and Cognitive Science
Reporting from the middle: A feminist perspective on cognitive neuroscience

Naomi Scheman, University of Minnesota, Philosophy
Post-Modern liberatory politics and the problem of expertise: An epistemology for institutional transformation

3:30-3:45     Refreshments

3:45—5:15  Concurrent sessions J-M

Session J: Feminist epistemology, political theory, and law     SAV 245

Katherine Duthie, University of Alberta,
Strange bedfellows – Aligning feminist epistemology and a libertarian account of knowledge
Karyn Freedman, University of Guelph, Philosophy
The epistemological significance of sexual violence against women

Lucinda Vandervort, University of Saskatchewan, College of Law
Feminism, knowledge, and law: A disputed zone

Session K: Applying feminist theories/practices      SAV 311

Barry DeCoster, Michigan State University, Philosophy
Why am I sick? Towards a feminist theory of medical explanation

Carla Fehr and Carolyn Komar, Iowa State University
Ovarian authority: Credibility of women studying female reproduction

Rebecca Hanrahan, Whitman College, Philosophy
Imagination and modal epistemology

Session L: Issues in feminist empiricism      SAV 317

Sharon Crasnow, Riverside Community College, Philosophy
Underdetermination and feminist values (or how I learned to love the gap and stop worrying)
David Mitsuo Nixon
Feminist empiricism and Wilfrid Sellars   

Kristen Intemann, Coastal Carolina University, Philosophy
Making room for values in science: A feminist critique of social and contextual empiricism

Session M: Feminist ontologies   SAV 241

Jennifer Benson, Michigan State University, The Honors College
Inventing the activity of freedom

Mary Jeanne Larrabee, De Paul University, Philosophy
Metaphysics in the plural: Feminist ontologies after postmodernism

Ma. Theresa T. Payongayong, University of the Phillipines
Feminism as a critical theory: An analysis of its ontology, epistemology, and methodology    
5:15-5:30     Break

5:30-7   Roundtable: Gail Mason’s Spectacle of Violence: Homophobia, Gender and Knowledge   SAV 239
                   Nancy Hartsock, University of Washington, Political Science
                   Karen Houle, University of Alberta, Philosophy

                   Respondent: Gail Mason, University of Sydney, Faculty of Law

Sunday, November 7

9:00-10:30  Concurrent  roundtables/panels:

                   Roundtable I: Integrating feminism in the academy     SAV 216

                   Nancy D. Campbell, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Science and Technology Studies
                   Living between a rock and a hard place: Feeding feminism in science and technology studies (STS)

                   Mary Margaret Fonow, Arizona State University, Women's Studies and Judith Cook, University of  Illinois Chicago
                   Feminist methodology and the training of graduate students and young policy scholars

                   Sally Kitch, Ohio State University, Women's Studies
                   Feminist methodological, epistemological and political border crossing

                   Roundtable II: Sharyn Clough’s Beyond Epistemology: A Pragmatist Approach to Feminist Science Studies    SAV 239                      
                    Catherine Hundleby, University of Windsor, Philosophy
                    Moira Howes, Trent University, Philosophy
                    Nancy McHugh, Wittenberg University, Philosophy
                    Elizabeth Potter, Mills College, Women's Studies
                    Respondent: Sharyn Clough, Oregon State University, Philosophy

10:30-10:45  Refreshments

10:45-12:15  Concurrent Sessions N-S

                    Session N: Feminist methods    SAV 245

                    Alka Arora, University of Washington, Women's Studies
                    Critical hermeneutics as feminist method on religion and spirituality

                    Kimberly Lamm, University of Washington, English
                    The science of “seeing into”: Gertrude Stein and the gender of motion

                     Iddo Landau, Haifa University, Israel
                     Values, interests and androcentricity

                     Session O: Applying feminist epistemologies    SAV 211

                     Nitasha Kaul, University of the West of England, Economics
                     Economics and feminist epistemology: Moving toward a ‘politics of identity’

                     Michelle McGowen, University of Washington, Women's Studies
                     Karen Rosenberg, University of Washington, Women's Studies
                     Beyond androcentric assumptions: Toward a transnational feminist epistemology of reproductive science and the law

                     Session P:  Bringing feminist values to bear    SAV 241

                     Ben Almassi, University of Washington, Philosophy
                     On Liberty as feminist methodology

                     Linda Carozza, York University, Philosophy
                     A feminist critique of Manifest Rationality

                     So Yeon K. Park, Virginia Tech, Science and Technology Studies
                     For paradigm shift in the ethics of human embryonic stem cell  research: ethical evaluation of the South Korean scientists’
                     therapeutic cloning experiment from the embryo donors' perspectives

                     Session Q:  Feminist projects    SAV 311

                     Maria Chavez, Seattle University
                A method for teaching courses in inequality

                     Colbey Emmerson, University of Washington, English
                     Glamour and the “fashionable mind”

                      Theresa Weynand Tobin, University of Colorado, Philosophy
                     Naturalizing moral knowledge: Lessons from feminist philosophy of science

                     Session R: Feminist methods    SAV 315
                     Sonya Charles, Michigan State, Philosophy
                     The problem of self-expression: Reflections on ontology and method

                     Beth E. Jackson, York University, Sociology
                     ‘Sex is a 1-2 variable...’: Creating responsible health knowledge

                     J. Kasi Jackson, University of Houston, Women's Studies Program
                     Savvy consumers and autonomic entities: Two scientific accounts for female ornamental traits in animal behavior research  

                     Session S: Expanding economic costing in health care: Values, gender, and diversity    SAV 341

                    Olena Hankivsky, Simon Fraser University, Political Science
                    Jane Friesen, Simon Fraser University, Economics

                    For the research group:
                    Olena Hankivsky, Simon Fraser University, Political Science
                    Jane Friesen, Simon Fraser University, Economics
                    Colleen Varcoe, University of Victoria, Nursing
                    Fiona MacPhail, University of Northern British Columbia, Economics
                    Lorraine Greaves, British Columbia Center of Excellence for Women's Health
                    Charmaine Spencer, Simon Fraser University, Gerontology Research Centre.

12:15-     Panel discussion: What does ‘feminist’ in FEMMSS mean?    SAV 249

                   Christine di Stefano, University of Washington, Political Science
                   Mary Margaret Fonow, Arizona State University, Women's Studies
                   Ann Garry, California State University, Philosophy
                   Phyllis Rooney, Oakland University, Philosophy    

                Closing Remarks
                   Cate Hundleby, University of Windsor, Philosophy
                   The future of FEMMSS