Call for Papers: Inaugural Conference SSWPH

Inaugural Conference of the Society for the Study of Women in Phenomenology (SSWPH).

The Society for the Study of Women in Phenomenology (SSWPH) announces its inaugural international conference to be held virtually from March 19–20, 2021.

Keynote Speakers:

Sarah Borden-Sharkey (Wheaton College, IL)
Helen Fielding (Western University)
Ruth Hagengruber (Paderborn University)
Julia Jansen (KU Leuven)
Rosemary Rizo-Patrón de Lerner (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú)

The Society for the Study of Women in Phenomenology (SSWPH) is a learned society focused on
researching the work of women in phenomenology and phenomenological philosophy. We have
three objectives. First, we wish to uncover and critically examine the work of women in
phenomenology or phenomenological philosophy from the early phenomenological movement to
the current day, including but not limited to such figures as Hedwig Conrad-Martius, Edith Stein,
Gerda Walther, Simone de Beauvoir, María Zambrano, Hannah Arendt, Sylvia Wynter, Iris
Marion Young, María Lugones, Angela Ales Bello, Roberta De Monticelli, Judith Butler, Linda
Martín Alcoff, Mariana Ortega, and Jacqueline Martinez. Second, we wish to create a dialogue
between those working in the phenomenological tradition and other schools of thought and
research methods to address questions of philosophical import. Third, we seek to cultivate new
phenomenological, philosophical work that draws inspiration from and/or extends the ideas of the
thinkers of the Society’s focus. We carry out our mandate through a series of conferences,
workshops, debates, translation projects, and scholarly publications.
The Society is open to all scholars interested in the work of women in phenomenology or
phenomenological philosophy.

We invite abstracts of no more than 300 words for papers to be presented at our first conference.
Presenters will have between 20 and 30 minutes to present their papers. We welcome papers on
the work of women phenomenologists and phenomenologically informed philosophers. Also
welcome are papers that use women’s phenomenology to address issues or questions in
philosophy. Papers that focus on the history of phenomenology and/or dialogue with other
disciplines or fields of philosophy are also encouraged.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is December 20, 2020. Please send abstracts to: Julia
Mühl-Sawatzki ( and Antonio Calcagno (
Please direct any questions to Julia Mühl-Sawatzki and/or Antonio Calcagno.

For further information please visit our website:

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