I am a professor in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at MIT, and Director of the MIT Women's and Gender Studies Program.  I have also been a member of the philosophy faculty at the University of Michigan, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, and the University of California-Irvine.

My philosophical interests are broad.  I began my life in philosophy specializing in analytic metaphysics and epistemology, and in ancient philosophy (especially Aristotle).  Over time I have been able to develop my interests in social and political philosophy and feminist theory. I have published on the problem of persistence through change, pragmatic paradox, and Aristotle's theory of substance.  In feminist theory I have written on objectivity and objectification, and Catharine MacKinnon's theory of gender. My recent work is on the social construction of categories such as gender, race, and the family, on social explanation and social structure, and on topics in feminist epistemology. My most recent book, a collection of papers, is Resisting Reality: Social Construction and Social Critique, Oxford University Press (2012).

I co-edit the Symposia on Gender, Race and Philosophy. I convene the Workshop on Gender and Philosophy (WOGAP), and the Women in Philosophy Task Force (WPHTF).

In May 2010 received the honor of being named the Distinguished Woman Philosopher of the year by SWIP, and was invited by the APA to give the Carus Lectures at the Pacific Division meetings in 2012.  (See MIT news.) In 2011, I was selected for the YWCA Cambridge Women of Distinction Award.

For further information about my research, teaching, and other activities please see the link to my C.V. on the left or follow the links above.

I am married to another philosopher, Stephen Yablo, and we have two children.

Sally Haslanger

Professor of Philosophy

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Email: shaslang@mit.edu

Office: 32-D926

Mailing address:

Dept of Linguistics and Philosophy

MIT, Building 32-D808

77 Massachusetts Ave

Cambridge, MA  02139-4307


Phone: 617-253-4458

Fax: 617-253-5017

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Curriculum Vitae

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Last updated: 2/19/13

Contact: shaslang@mit.edu