NAKS is pleased to launch a Women Scholars Network and invite women Kant scholars from all career stages to join. Here are two broad categories of eligible scholars: (1) PhD candidates who are well into their dissertation work, and (2) scholars who have already received a PhD, regardless of their employment situations (see the application form linked below for more fine-grained distinctions in the latter category).
Interested participants will form various small cohorts according to their research interests/projects. Each cohort will include 4-6 members from different career stages (see the application form for how the stages are divided). This cohort structure will provide opportunities for informal mentoring, mutual support, and exchange of experiences, ideas, perspectives, etc. among the peers. All in all, the network is meant to be a give-and-take relationship among the participants.
Eligibility: All current NAKS members who self-identify as women, belong in one of the two categories specified above, and use English as one of their primary languages of research. If you are not yet a NAKS member, please follow this link to become one (note that student membership is now free) or reactivate your previously lapsed membership.
How to apply: fill out this form by Saturday, April 17.
What to expect: You will receive an email from Huaping Lu-Adler by Friday, April 30. The email will likely be addressed to the entire cohort to which you are assigned, with detailed instructions about next steps.
Organizer/Contact: Huaping Lu-Adler (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Postdoctoral Assistant: Elizabeth X Li (email@example.com)
Board of Advisors: Anne Margaret Baxley, Patricia Kitcher, Pauline Kleingeld, Rhoda Kotzin, Helga Varden, Rachel Zuckert
Acknowledgements: We thank all the women scholars who have inspired the idea of this initiative through their yearslong practice of mentoring (formally or informally) younger generations of women. Without them, many of us would not be where we are today. Thanks also to Andrew Chignell (President-Secretary of NAKS) and Eric Watkins (President of the Board of Trustees) for their support of the initiative, and to the Princeton University Center for Human Values for sponsoring the work of Dr. Li.