Fiona Jenkins

Associate Professor, School of Philosophy at the Australian National University

A philosopher with wide-ranging interests in social and political questions, Associate Professor Fiona Jenkins teaches and researches in the School of Philosophy at the Australian National University. She helped establish the ANU Gender Institute, and was its Convenor, 2012-2015, combining academic and practical interests in gender equity. Her influential work on the status of women in Philosophy (Women in Philosophy: What needs to change? OUP 2013) has developed into a wider concern with how excellence is measured in academia. She is the leader of a collaborative Australian Research Council Discovery project, ‘Gendered Excellence in the Social Sciences’. Her work on the philosophy of Judith Butler is also well-known, and she has a second project titled ‘Sensate Democracy’, which focuses on questions of aesthetics in establishing political legitimacy, and ways of resisting violence. Her full publications can be viewed at

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Equality Conference Partners: Higher Education Authority
Equality Conference Partners: Irish Research Council
Equality Conference Partners: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Equality Conference Partners: Trinity College Diblin