Margaret Simon awarded the ESWIP Distinguished Woman Philosopher Award

We are pleased to announce that Margaret Simons, the editor of The Beauvoir Series, has been awarded the ESWIP Distinguished Woman Philosopher Award for 2021.

One of the nominators described the breadth of her impact as follows:

“Not only have Prof. Simons’s scholarship, mentorship, and service to the profession played an essential role in transforming our discipline to be inclusive and welcoming to women, people of color, and other marginalized populations over the past fifty years, but her work has also had widespread impacts across the academy in political science, Black studies, ethnic studies, literary studies, history, translation studies, and other fields.”

The selection committee summarized their decision as follows:

“Simons’s career-long work recovering Beauvoir as a philosopher and founding and supporting venues for women’s participation in philosophy is not the kind of work that earns prizes in mainstream philosophy. But it should be.” 

The Eastern Division Society for Women in Philosophy will have a celebration in her honor at the Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association in Baltimore in January 2022.


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