Kateryna Karpenko

Prof. Dr. Kateryna Karpenko
Head of Department of Philosophy and Director of the Center for Gender Studies at Kharkiv National Medical University,  Ukraine

Kateryna Karpenko defended her dissertation “The Gender dimension of the ecological communication” in 2006 at Kharkiv V.N. Karazin National University. She is a Doctor of Philosophy Science (2007), Professor (2008). She is a Head of the Department of Philosophy (2018), Director of the Centre for Gender Education (2012).

Published more than 200 works: monograph “Nature and Woman: Ecofeminist Perspectives in Ukraine” (2006, in Ukrainian). She took part in more than 100 International conferences in Ukraine, Germany, Great Britain, USA, China, 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’ (2018), 10th Biennial conference of the European Society for Environmental History (ESEH) ‘Boundaries in/of Environmental’, Tallinn, Estonia (2019), XVIII International Association of Women Philosophers (IAPh) Symposium ‘Defining the Future, Rethinking the Past’ (Paderborn, Germany, 2021).

She initiated and coordinated the International Interdisciplinary Conference “Gender. Ecology. Health” (2007, 2008, 2011, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021).

Currently Kateryna Karpenko is fellow and visiting professor at the Center for the History of Women philosophers and Scientists.

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