The Steering Committee of the Eastern Division of The Society for Women in Philosophy has announced that past Humphrey Chair of Feminist Philosophy at Waterloo, Professor Ann Garry, will be receiving the Distinguished Woman Philosopher Award this year.
The recipients of the award are recognized for their outstanding scholarly contributions to the discipline of philosophy, with a focus on developments in feminist philosophy. Recipients are also recognized for their service within the discipline, including committee work, as well as mentoring women and people of colour, and promoting equity within the discipline and academia more broadly.
Dr. Garry’s primary research has been in Feminist Philosophy, including feminist approaches to epistemology and philosophical methods. Her works include “Women, Knowledge, and Reality: Explorations in Feminist Philosophy” (1996), “Transgender Studies and Feminism: Theory, Politics, and Gender Realities”, (2009) and “The Routledge Companion to Feminist Philosophy” (2017).
Dr. Garry was a full professor at California State Los Angeles from 1983-2006 and has served in several important administrative roles. She is also the founding director of the Centre for the Study of Genders and Sexualities, as well as an interim editor of Hypatia. Since retiring from Cal State LA, she has held appointments as a Visiting Scholar at various universities worldwide, including an appointment as Humphrey Chair of Feminist Philosophy here at Waterloo in 2011.
The Society for Women in Philosophy was started in 1972 to promote women within the field and has been bestowing the Distinguished Women in Philosophy award since the mid 1980s. Previous award winners include University of Waterloo philosophy professor, Jenny Saul, who was the recipient in 2011.