Our Data

To access our hand-collected journal data see the following: 10.17605/OSF.IO/WG5R9

To access our faculty data see the following: http://dx.doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.20574.89920

Other Data on Women in Philosophy

Graduate Programs & PhDs:

Survey of Earned Doctorates Philosophy Data on Gender, Ethnicity, and Race - Maintained by Eric Schwitzgebel (with NSF permission): http://www.faculty.ucr.edu/~eschwitz/SED.htm

Survey of Earned Doctorates %Women - Sally Haslanger: https://goo.gl/yrvFYS

See also the APA Fact Sheet on Women in Philosophy:


Faculty Search Resource Pages available at https://www.provost.iastate.edu/faculty-and-staff-resources/development/isu-advance/faculty-resources/resource-pages

Academic Placement Data and Analysis - Jennings, C.., Kyrilov, A., Cobb, P., Vlasits, J., Vinson, D. W., Montes, E., & Franco, C.: http://placementdata.com/

Tenured/tenure-track faculty women at 98 U.S. doctoral programs in philosophy. Maintained by Julie Van Camp (2004-2016). Website. Available at: https://web.csulb.edu/~jvancamp/doctoral_2004.html

Statistics Compiled by MAP. Word Document. Available at: http://www.mapforthegap.com/resources.html

See also the APA Committee on the Status of Women Data on Women in Philosophy page: http://www.apaonlinecsw.org/data-on-women-in-philosophy

Women in Philosophy: Quantitative Analyses of Specialization, Prevalence, Visibility, and Generational Change - Schwitzgebel, E. & Dicey Jennings, C.: http://faculty.ucr.edu/~eschwitz/SchwitzAbs/WomenInPhil.htm

Blog of the APA: https://blog.apaonline.org/?s=hassoun

Professional Activity:

APA Membership Demographics. Website. Available at: http://www.apaonline.org/?demographics

Percentage of Women at APA Meetings, 1955, 1975, 1995, 2015. Eric Schwitzgebel: Blog. Available from: http://schwitzsplinters.blogspot.com/2015/11/percentage-of-women-at-apa-meetings.html


Gender and Citation in Four General-Interest Philosophy Journals, 1993-2013. Kieran Healy: Blog. Available from: http://kieranhealy.org/blog/archives/2015/02/25/gender-and-citation-in-four-general-interest-philosophy-journals-1993-2013/

Lewis and the Women. Kieran Healy: Blog. Available from: http://kieranhealy.org/blog/archives/2013/06/19/lewis-and-the-women/

Only 13% of Authors in Five Leading Philosophy Journals Are Women. Eric Schwitzgebel: Blog. Available from: http://schwitzsplinters.blogspot.com/2015/12/only-13-of-authors-in-five-leading.html

Female under-representation among philosophy majors: A map of the hypotheses and a survey of the evidence. Available from http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/fpq/vol1/iss1/4/

Recent Reports:

Goddard, E. (2008a) “Improving the Participation of Women in the Philosophy Profession; Executive Summary.” Australasian Association of Philosophy. Available from: http://www.aap.org.au. [30 November 2015].

___. (2008b) “Improving the Participation of Women in the Philosophy Profession; Report A: Staffing by gender in Philosophy Programs in Australian Universities.” Australasian Association of Philosophy. Available from: http://www.aap.org.au

___. (2008c) “Improving the Participation of Women in the Philosophy Profession; Report B: Appointments by Gender in Philosophy Programs in Australian Universities.” Australasian Association of Philosophy. Available from: http://www.aap.org.au

___. (2008d) “Improving the Participation of Women in the Philosophy Profession; Report C: Students by Gender in Philosophy Programs in Australian Universities.” Australasian Association of Philosophy. Available from: http://www.aap.org.au

A series of reports: http://www.aap.org.au/Womeninphilosophy

Paxton, M., Figdor, C., and Tiberius, V. (2012) “Quantifying the Gender Gap: An Empirical Study of the Under-Representation of Women in Philosophy.” Hypatia 27(4): 949–957.http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1527-2001.2012.01306.x/full

Jennings, C.., Kyrilov, A., Cobb, P., Vlasits, J., Vinson, D. W., Montes, E., & Franco, C. (2015) “Academic Placement Data and Analysis: 2015 Final Report.” 01 September 2015. New APPS: Blog. Available from: http://www.newappsblog.com. [30 November 2015] https://goo.gl/vq82IG

Program Review Report [Gender Composition], 2004-2011 - Executive Committee, American Philosophical Association Pacific Division: https://goo.gl/QsuuTL

Deciding Where to Apply

The APA Guide to Graduate Programs in Philosophy: http://www.gradguide.apaonline.org

Female-Friendly Departments: A Modest Proposal for Picking Graduate Programs in Philosophy - Julie Van Camp: http://web.csulb.edu/~jvancamp/Female_Friendly.html

Understanding & Resolving Underrepresentation in Philosophy

Underrepresentation in Philosophy:

APA Resources on Diversity and Inclusiveness. Website. Available at: http://www.apaonline.org/?page=diversity_resources

BPA/SWIP Best Practices. Website. Available at: http://bpa.ac.uk/resources/women-in-philosophy/good-practice

The UPDirectory. Website. Available at: http://www.theupdirectory.com/


The Mentoring Project for Pre-tenure Women Faculty in Philosophy. Website. Available at: http://www.philosophy.ku.edu/mentoring-project/

Philosophy in an Inclusive Key Summer Institute (PIKSI). Website. Available at: http://www.piksi.org/

The UCSD Summer Program for Women in Philosophy (UCSD SPWP). Website. Available at: http://spwp.ucsd.edu/

Implicit Bias & Stereotype Threat:

Implicit Bias & Philosophy International Research Project. Website. Available at: http://biasproject.org/

Leslie, S. “Cultures of Brilliance and Academic Gender Gaps - Special Feature” Video. Available at:

Rutgers University. “Implicit Bias” Website. Available at: http://www.philosophy.rutgers.edu/graduate-program/climate/133-graduate/climate/529-climate-of-women-implicit-bias

Rutgers University. “Stereotype Threat” Website. Available at: http://www.philosophy.rutgers.edu/graduate-program/climate/133-graduate/climate/530-climate-for-women-stereotype-threat


Best practices for the Inclusive Philosophy Classroom. Website. Available at: http://phildiversity.weebly.com/

Chalmers, D. “Guidelines for respectful, constructive, and inclusive philosophical discussion.” Website. Available at:

Currie, A. “Inclusiveness.” Website. Available at: https://sites.google.com/site/adrianmitchellcurrie/inclusiveness

Diversity and Inclusive Syllabus Collection, APA. Website. Available at:

SoCal Map Graduate Working Group on Inclusive Pedagogy. Website. Available at: http://www.socalmap.org

Teach Philosophy 101. Website. Available at: http://www.teachphilosophy101.org/


Hassoun, N. “How to Improve the Situation for Women in Philosophy.” Blog. Available at: http://blog.apaonline.org/2017/05/25/how-to-improve-the-situation-for-women-in-philosophy/

Wilhelm, I., Conklin, S.L. & Hassoun, N. “New data on the representation of women in philosophy journals: 2004–2015.” Article. Available at: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11098-017-0919-0

De Cruz, H. “A Bechdel Test for Philosophy Papers.” Blog. Available at: http://www.newappsblog.com/2014/04/a-bechdel-test-for-philosophy-papers.html

Schwitzgebel, E. “How Prominently Is Women's Philosophical Work Discussed? One Empirical Measure.” Blog. Available at: http://schwitzsplinters.blogspot.com/2015/12/how-prominently-is-womens-philosophical.html

Groups and Organizations

Collegium of Black Women Philosophers: http://www.cbwp.ktgphd.com/

Minorities and Philosophy: http://www.mapforthegap.com/

Society for Women in Philosophy: http://www.uh.edu/~cfreelan/SWIP/index.html

Women in Philosophy Task Force: http://web.mit.edu/wphtf/Welcome.html

Discrimination and Disadvantage: http://philosophycommons.typepad.com/disability_and_disadvanta/

Further Resources

Equity Resources: http://sallyhaslanger.weebly.com/equity-resources.html