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Jennifer Saul is Waterloo Chair in Social and Political Philosophy of Language at the University of Waterloo. Originally American, she spent twenty-four years at the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom. Her current focus is manipulative political language, which she explores in Dogwhistles and Figleaves: Linguistics Tricks for Racist and Conspiracist Discourse (forthcoming, Oxford, 2024). She has also written books and articles on feminism, lying and misleading, and implicit bias. She founded the blogs "What is it Like to be a Woman in Philosophy?" and "Feminist Philosophers", and was Director of the Society for Women in Philosophy UK 2009–19. She’s also proud of having been a philosophical consultant on a zombie movie.


Language, Feminism, and Racism

Stephen Davies, PhD taught philosophy at the University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand. His research specialty is the philosophy of art. He is a former President of the American Society for Aesthetics. His books include Definitions of Art, Musical Meaning and Expression, Musical Works and PerformancesThemes in the Philosophy of Music, Philosophical Perspectives on Art, Musical Understandings and Other Essays on the Philosophy of Music, The Artful Species: Aesthetics, Art, and EvolutionThe Philosophy of Art, and Adornment: What Self-decorations Tells Us about Who We Are.

Stephen Davies 

Music, Cage's Silence, and Art

Kate A. Manne is an associate professor at the Sage School of Philosophy at Cornell, where she has been teaching since 2013. Before that, she was a junior fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows (2011–13), did her graduate work at MIT (2006–11), and was an undergraduate at the University of Melbourne (2001–5), where she studied philosophy, logic, and computer science. Her current research is primarily in moral, feminist, and social philosophy. She is the author of two books, including her first book Down Girl and her latest book Entitled.

Kate Manne

Origin, Impact, and Reaction to Misogynistic Behaviors

Peter Rollins

Peter Rollins is a writer, philosopher, storyteller and public speaker who has gained an international reputation for overturning traditional notions of religion and forming “churches” that preach the Good News that we can’t be satisfied, that life is difficult, and that we don’t know the secret. 

Dr. Schouten is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Harvard University. Before coming to Harvard, she was Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Illinois State University (2013–16). Before that, she was a grad student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she received her PhD in philosophy in 2013. Schouten received her BA in 2006 from Ball State University, majoring in philosophy and Spanish where she also started Stance. The Stance staff spoke with Schouten about her research in the areas of social and political philosophy and ethics.  

Gina Schouten

David Chalmers 

Thinking Just Happens 

David Chalmers is a notable philosopher and professor of philosophy and neural science at New York University. Chalmers’ work includes The Conscious Mind, The Character of Consciousness, and Constructing the World. The Stance staff spoke with Chalmers about his work, his life, the philosophy of mind and metaphilosophy.

Russ Shafer-Landau

The Philosopher's Role: An Interview

Russ Shafer-Landau is a distinguished philosopher, professor, and director of the Parr Center for Ethics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His works include Moral Realism: A Defense, Whatever Happened to Good and Evil?, and The Fundamentals of Ethics. The Stance staff spoke with Shafer-Landau about his life and work in moral philosophy.

Elizabeth Grosz

Bodies of Philosophy

Elizabeth Grosz is a noted philosopher and professor at Duke University whose work focuses on feminist theory and aesthetics. Grosz’s works include Volatile Bodies: Towards a Corporeal Feminism and Becoming Undone: Darwinian Reflections on Life, Politics, and Art. The Stance staff spoke with Grosz about her work, her life, and women in the field of philosophy.

Feminism, Speaking for Others, and the Role of the Philosopher 

Linda Martin Alcoff is a noted philosopher and professor of Philosophy at the City University of New York. Alcoff’s work includes the Frantz Fanon Award-winning book Visible Identities. The Stance staff spoke with Alcoff about her life as a woman in philosophy, feminism, and the role of philosophers.

Charles Mills

Rethinking Philosophy and Race

Charles Mills is a noted philosopher and John Evans Professor of Moral and Intellectual Philosophy at Northwestern University whose work focuses on political theory. Mill’s work includes The Racial Contract and Black Rights/White Wrongs: The Critique of Racial Liberalism. The Stance staff spoke to Mills about his life, as well as issues of social class, gender, and race.

Marilyn Frye

Philosophy Comes Out of Lives 

Marilyn Frye is a noted philosopher and feminist theorist whose works include The Politics of Reality: Essays in Feminist Theory and Willful Virgin: Essays in Feminism. The Stance staff spoke with Frye about her work, life, and the status of women in the field of philosophy.

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