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, Maria Zambrano, Sofia Vanni Rovighi, 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.