In the Feminism and Science Research Group we want to make the world a better place. We conduct research that is unified by attention to justice and the social nature of scientific, technological and medical research. We are interested in research policy, practice, education and implementation.
Some of our research focuses on concrete issues of science and social justice such as such as how institutional biases contribute to racial disparities in health outcomes, and how gender biases harm evolutionary accounts of human nature. Other work concerns the structure of research communities that produce ethically and epistemically excellent and innovative research. This work includes studies of the nature of scientific communities, studies of the nature and effectiveness of interdisciplinary scholarship, and ways that diversity and equity in scientific practice leads to excellent scholarship. We also conduct research on science communication.
We are a diverse and welcoming group of philosophers.