Distinguished Visitors

Humphrey Professorship 

The Humphrey Professorship in Feminist Philosophy is an endowed position that allows a visiting scholar in feminist philosophy to spend a semester in residence at the Philosophy Department every few years.  Each Humphrey Professor offers a series of lectures, teaches a seminar, and mentors graduate and senior undergraduate students.

Alison Wylie- headshot
We are very excited to welcome Alison Wylie who will be visiting us from the University of British Columbia where she specializes in social and historical sciences; feminist philosophy of science; history and philosophy of archaeology; ethics issues in the social sciences. While at Waterloo she will be working on feminist standpoint theory and collaborative research practice.

"Most fundamentally I’m curious about how inquiry succeeds under non-ideal conditions, and how we can best adjudicate the knowledge claims we rely on. My research is case-based, and focused on questions about the nature of evidence, ideals of objectivity, the role of values in science, and issues of accountability in science." — Alison Wylie

Dr. Wylie will be joining us for the Winter 2024 term. 

Rudrick Visiting Scholar Series

The Brian Rudrick Visiting Scholar in Philosophy is made possible by a generous gift from the estate of Dr. Brian F. Rudrick. Shortly before his untimely death, the Department of Philosophy named Dr. Rudrick an official “friend of the department” because of his inspiring example of lifelong learning and for demonstrating for our students how one can make a philosophical contribution to professional and public life, whatever career one chooses.