Women in Philosophy (WiPhi)

WiPhi (Women in Philosophy) is a new initiative in the philosophy department founded in 2011-2012. Is is an all-female group of members of the philosophy department at all levels - undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty - who get together over snacks and coffee/drinks (funded by the department) 1-2 times per quarter. They aim to create an agenda of philosophical pursuits of common interest to its members: 

  • Organized reading of philosophy, deepen class work, exchange views with others on philosophical topics, exchange of common concerns about what its like to be a woman in philosophy at NU.
  • Gertrude Bussey Lecture: (Bussey, a woman, became the first recipient of a Ph.D. in philosophy at NU in 1915). WiPhi invites a distinguished female philosopher at NU to give a public lecture.
  • Sponsor or participate in other events such as: (in 2011-2012) 
    • Visit of logician & philosopher of science, Gillian Russell
    • Film screening about Simone Weill (in cooperation with 
  • Religious Studies, Gender Studies, French & Italian)
    • Midwestern Conference of the Society for Women in Philosopohy (SWIP).
For more information please contact: 
Check out WiPhi's Facebook page.