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Ann Garry
Professor Emerita

Email: agarry@calstatela.edu
 
As of Fall 2011 Professor Garry is no longer teaching, but continues to advise M.A. theses. In Fall 2011 she was Visiting Humphrey Chair of Feminist Philosophy at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, then in Fall 2013 she is Fulbright Professor at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest.

 

Research Interests

My primary research interests concern various topics in Feminist Philosophy. Some of my work has been in feminist approaches to epistemology and philosophical methods, particularly the intersection of feminist philosophy and analytic philosophy. Other papers have been on moral or social topics such as pornography, abortion, feminist analyses of sexuality, etc. More recently I have been writing about intersectional frameworks.

The second edition of my anthology, co-edited with Marilyn Pearsall, was published by Routledge in 1996: Women, Knowledge, and Reality: Explorations in Feminist Philosophy.

With Talia Bettcher, I co-edited Transgender Studies and Feminism: Theory, Politics, and Gender Realities (special issue of Hypatia Vol. 24:3 Summer 2009). You can find the table of contents and introduction here.

Details of my publications are on my CV. A few of the essays are linked below (with others to come). More papers can be found on PhilPapers.org. Please use PhilPapers.org. Along with Alison Bailey I co-edit the Feminist Philosophy section of it.

"Who Is Included? Intersectionality, Metaphors, and the Multiplicity of Gender"
This is the long version of the paper that appears in Sharon Crasnow and Anita Superson, eds. Out from the Shadows: Analytical Feminist Contributions to Traditional Philosophy. Oxford, 2012. A shorter version (that drops "Who Is Included?" from the title) is in Hypatia 26:4 (2011). If you use the shorter version please use the extended footnotes found as "Supporting Information."
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy article on "Analytic Feminism". Newly revised version April 2012.
"Essences, Intersections, and American Feminism"
"Intersections, Social Change and 'Engaged' Theories: Implications of North American Feminism"
"Sex, Lies, and Pornography"
"Medicine and Medicalization: A Response to Purdy"
"A Minimally Decent Philosophical Method? Analytic Philosophy and Feminism"

"Abortion: Models of Responsibility"

 "Anti-Racist Solidarity Work: Categories, Guilt, and Shame"

Teaching Interests

In addition to Phil/Womn 413 Issues in Feminist Philosophy, I have frequently taught, at the upper-division level or graduate level, Phil 429 Bioethics, Phil 490 Philosophy of Law, Phil 496 Senior Seminar, and graduate seminars on Wittgenstein and various topics in epistemology, especially feminist epistemology, objectivity and rationality, epistemic ignorance and injustice. Among general education courses it's typically been Phil 327 Philosophy, Gender and Culture or Phil 220 Contemporary Moral Issues in a Multicultural Society. I am happy to share syllabi for any of these courses by email.

I was the founding director of the Center for the Study of Genders and Sexualities on campus. This center offers many interesting programs that you'll find on its website.

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