Demographics in Philosophy Project

The Demographics in Philosophy Project aims to increase diversity in the discipline of philosophy. We have several ongoing initiatives.


If you are looking for data on the underrepresentation of women in philosophy, you should pay a visit to the project website.

You can also find information about our research published on the Blog of the APA – here – and the Daily Nous – here.

Diversity in Philosophy Journals

Our most recent initiative aims to increase diversity in academic philosophy journals. This initiative has taken several forms.


First, we hosted a panel on “Diversity in Philosophy” journals at the Pacific APA. Find out more about this session at the Blog of the APA – here – and the Daily Nous – here.

In the wake of that discussion, we invited the editors of several academic philosophy journals to participate in a series of posts reflecting on inclusivity in journal publication practices. The series was hosted on the Blog of the APA.

Below, you can find the whole series:

  1. Diversity and Philosophy Journals: Introduction

    Series Introduction by project coordinators Nicole Hassoun, Eric Schwitzgebel, and Subrina Smith

  2. Diversity and Philosophy Journals: How to Avoid Conservative Gatekeeping

    First post by Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal editor Rebecca Kukla

  3. Diversity and Philosophy Journals: Sophia’s History of Encouraging Diversity

    Second post by Sophia editor Purushottama Bilimoria

  4. Diversity and Philosophy Journals: Some Comments on Diversity

    Third post by Austrailasian Journal of Philosophy editor Stephen Hetherington

  5. Diversity and Philosophy Journals: Reforming Philosophy

    Fourth Post by Theoria editor Sven Ove Hansson

  6. Diversity and Philosophy Journals: Diverse Aims at MIND

    Fifth Post by Mind editors Adrian Moore and Lucy O’brien

  7. Diversity and Philosophy Journals: Practices for Improving Diversity in Philosophy Journal Publishing

    Series Conclusion by coordinators Sherri Lynn Conklin, Nicole Hassoun, and Eric Schwitzgebel