Call for Participants

Deadline: January 3rd, 2020 by 11:59pm PST

The 2020 Bay Area Feminism and Philosophy (BayFAP) Workshop will be held at the University of San Francisco from June 14-17, 2020. BayFAP is different from typical conferences in important ways—if you're not familiar with it, please read this CFP carefully.

BayFAP is a workshop-style conference; participants are expected to read all of the papers in advance, to attend all of the sessions, and to come prepared for discussion. You should only submit or volunteer if you are able to read all of the papers in advance and attend all of the sessions.

There are four ways to participate in BayFAP: (1) have your paper selected for the program; (2) be a chair or commentator; (3) referee; (4) be part of the USF or Sac State philosophy departments.

Conference attendance is limited to those on the program, organizers, referees, and members of the University of San Francisco Philosophy Department and the Sacramento State Philosophy Department (i.e., faculty and students). This is due to funding and space constraints, together with the fact that the BayFAP is a workshop-style conference that involves in-depth discussions of works-in-progress.

TO SUBMIT A PAPER

Papers must be submitted in PDF format, and prepared for anonymous review. Please include a separate cover page with the following information:

  1. The title of your paper
  2. The subject area of your paper (e.g., metaphysics, philosophy of language, ethics, political philosophy, continental philosophy, etc.).
  3. Your name and contact information.
  4. Whether you are a: i) graduate student, ii) tenure-track faculty, iii) tenured faculty, iv) part-time/contingent faculty, v) retired faculty.
  5. An abstract.
  6. Word count (including footnotes and endnotes but excluding bibliography)

Email your paper to bayfapworkshop at gmail dot com. The subject line of your email should read: BayFAP 2020 Submission.

The conference does not have any specific theme or topic. We will consider submissions in any area of feminist philosophy, broadly construed. The strict word limit is 8,000 words (including footnotes and endnotes but excluding bibliography). Do not submit published work, or work for which you would not be able to incorporate feedback from BayFAP in any subsequent published version. Authors will be notified of the organizers' decisions in February 2020.

Philosophers who are unable to travel to San Francisco due to immigration restrictions or mobility issues are nevertheless invited to submit papers. If your paper is selected, we will be happy to discuss the possibility of arranging remote participation via Zoom. (There is no need to flag this with your submission. You can let us know on acceptance.)

TO VOLUNTEER

You can also participate in BayFAP by volunteering to referee, chair, and/or comment. You do not have to submit a paper in order to volunteer. Volunteer referees should be willing and able to read up to five papers in their areas of expertise between January 6, 2020 and January 31, 2020.

To volunteer at BayFAP please email bayfapworkshop at gmail dot com. If you are also submitting a paper, please send a separate email indicating your interest in being a BayFAP volunteer.

The subject line of your email should read: BayFAP 2020 Volunteer. Your email should include:

  1. Your name
  2. Your contact information
  3. Your AOS and AOCs
  4. Whether you are a: i) graduate student, ii) tenure-track faculty, iii) tenured faculty, iv) part-time/contingent faculty, v) retired faculty.
  5. The roles for which you would like to volunteer (i.e., referee, chair, and/or comment).

FINANCIAL AID

BayFAP is sponsored by the Fleischacker Fund for Philosophy at the University of San Francisco. We have secured on-campus housing for up to 20 participants. Rooms are single-occupancy in a shared apartment (Loyola Village). The cost of the rooms will be paid for by the Fleischacker Fund. Priority will be given to graduate students, underemployed (part-time/contingent), and retired faculty.