IAPh 2021 Vision Kateryna Karpenko




Kateryna Karpenko

Professor of Philosophy

Head of the Department of Philosophy

Director of the Centre for Gender Education

Kharkiv National Medical University, Ukraine

  • Biography

    Graduated from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. Philosophical faculty. Diploma: Philosopher, Teacher of philosophical disciplines (1980).

    Thesis for Candidate’s degree (Phd): “Environmental responsibility as a means of resolving the nature-society contradiction “( Kharkiv V.N. Karazin National University,  1986).
    Thesis for Doctor’s degree “The Gender dimension of the ecological communication” (Kharkiv V.N. Karazin National University, 2006).

    She is a Doctor of Philosophy Science (2007), Professor (2008). She is a Head of the Department of Philosophy, Director of the Centre for Gender Education.

    Published more than 200 works: monograph “Nature and Woman: Ecofeminist Perspectives in Ukraine”(2006, in Ukrainian);

    text-books ‘Philosophical and Ethical Problems of Medicine’, Ethical Problems of Euthanasia, Bioethics and Medical Experiment, Gender discourse of the new reproductive technologies” etc.

    She took part in more than 100 International conferences in Ukraine, Germany, Great Britain, USA, China , Russia, Byelorussia, Estonia, Hungary, Austria, Holland, Switzerland, Italy, Macedonia.The latest were the XV International Association of Women Philosophers (IAPh) Symposium ‘Philosophy, Knowledge and Feminist Practices (2014, Alcala, Spain), 24-th World Philosophy Congress (2018, Beijing, China), XVII International Association of Women Philosophers (IAPh) Symposium ‘Women and Philosophy in the era of globalization, 10th Biennial conference of the European Society for Environmental History (ESEH) Boundaries in/of Environmental History Tallinn, Estonia, 21 to 25 August 2019.


    DAAD  (Paderborn, Germany).The place and role of ecofeminism in the history of women-philosophers, Decembe, 2015- February, 2016.
    CEU (Budapest, Hungary) Session “Biology. Behavior. Reproduction”, 25-31 October, 2010
    · Report “Women’s critique of globalization: Ukrainian perspectives” LOVA International Confe
    “Ethnographies of Gender and Globalization, 3-4 July 2008, Amsterdam, Holland.
    · Report “Women’s rights in Ukraine” at the International meeting “Women’s rights in Europe
    Mediterranean”, June 5-7, 2003, Foggia, Italy
    · IREX (CI) Cross-cultural analysis of ecofeminism, University of Wisconsin (USA), Madison. February-
    June, 2002
    · Cambridge University, Jesus College, Psychoanalysis and Ecofeminism. June, 23 – July 23, 2001(Great
    · Ind. Research Project RSS 2000/569 ‘Ecofeminist Perspectives in Ukraine”
    · Ohrid Summer University (Republic of Macedonia, Skopje), International Summer School ‘The Face of
    the Other’, July 1-21, 2000, certificate of the course ‘Face and violence: The Boundaries of the Human”.
    · Central European University (Hungary, Budapest), Summer University, July 1999, certificate o
    course “The New Private Spheres”.
    · Project Parity Training workshop, (Yalta, Ukraine) June 1999, certificate of the course “Mainstream
    Gender on the Political Agenda” (Tacis, Know How Fund (UK), UNDP Gender in Development Unit)

    Initiated and coordinated the International Interdisciplinary Conference “Gender. Ecology. Health” (2007, 2008, 2011, 2015, 2017, 2019).

    She is a Vice-President of the Ukrainian Association of Gender Medicine.

    Member of International Association of Women Philosophers, The German-Ukrainian Academic Society.

  • Contribution at the IAPh 2021 conference

    At IAPh 2021, Kateryna Karpenko (Kharvik National University, Ukraine) will talk about the links between gender injustice and ecological issues, because it is no news that we will face tremendous environmental problems in the future. Do feminist perspectives offer possible solutions? After all, it’s women who suffer the most from climate change, overpopulation, and deforestation.

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