Supporting Our Transgender Peers in Philosophy

Some recent discussions in academic philosophy have pointed to the negative impact of certain debates about gender and identity, in particular on transgender philosophers (for example, here and here). In light of this, The Philosopher’s Cocoon published an article written by centre-members Isela González Vázquez, Jules Holroyd and Rory Wilson, discussing “the kinds of support we should be making available to trans staff and students”. Among other things, they talk about the newly established Gender Identity Policy at the Department for Philosophy in Sheffield.

The editors of The Philosopher’s Cocoon hope that this will “lead to constructive, supportive dialogue on this important issue – as we believe that our profession should be a welcoming and supportive place for all of its members, particularly those who have been marginalized and who experience the profession as less welcoming that it should be”.

Read the full article here.