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Alison Wylie


Alison Wylie is Professor of Philosophy and Anthropology at the University of Washington. She is a feminist philosopher and a philosopher of the social sciences (specifically archaeology) who has a longstanding activist/scholarly interest in gender equity and workplace environment issues. Her publications include Thinking from Things: Essays in the Philosophy of Archaeology (2002); edited volumes on Value-free Science? (Kincaid and Dupré, 2007), Epistemic Diversity and Dissent (Episteme, 2006), and Breaking Anonymity: The Chilly Climate for Women Faculty (1995), as well as essays on feminist research methodology that have appeared in the Sage Handbook of Feminist Research (2007), Science and other Cultures (2003). She coauthored Women, Work and the Academicy: Strategies for Responding to ‘Post-Civil Rights Era’ Gender Discrimination (with Jakobsen and Fosado, 2007) and, as Editor of Hypatia, A Journal of Feminist Philosophy she recently assembled clusters of essays on “Women in Philosophy: The Costs of Exclusion” and on “Epistemic Justice” (2011).

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