12 Facts About Ann Garry


Ann Garry is a professor of philosophy, emerita, at California State University, Los Angeles.

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Ann Garry has held several visiting appointments, including serving as the Humphrey Chair of Feminist Philosophy at the University of Waterloo and Fulbright lectureships at the University of Tokyo and Eotvos Lorand University in Budapest.

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Ann Garry went on to receive a master's degree from the University of Chicago in 1966, and a PhD in Philosophy with a dissertation focused on visualizing from the University of Maryland in 1970.

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Ann Garry accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Philosophy at CSULA in 1969, before being promoted to Associate Professor in 1977, and full Professor in 1983 She is Professor Emerita.

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Besides for her academic appointments, Ann Garry has contributed to her field in a variety of important ways, including being one of the founders of Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, and a founder of the Society for Women in Philosophy, Pacific Division.

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Ann Garry serves as editor for topics related to feminist philosophy for both the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy and PhilPapers.

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Ann Garry began her graduate studies during the heyday of anglophone analytic philosophy, and many of her original research interests reflect that.

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Ann Garry's original focuses included epistemology, analytic metaphysics, philosophy of language, etc.

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Ann Garry was an early entrant in to the field of feminist philosophy, and was responsible for a significant amount of foundational work in the field, including the development of early courses in feminist philosophy, and at early attempts at integrating feminist philosophy into other philosophical areas.

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Ann Garry was one of the first philosophers to question whether pornography was a significant cause of gender-based violence.

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Ann Garry has edited one anthology, Women, Knowledge, and Reality: Explorations in Feminist Philosophy, which is a collection of 25 essays intended to highlight the ways in which feminist philosophy engage, critique, and challenge traditional fields of philosophy across the board.

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Ann Garry collaborated with fellow philosophers Serene Khader and Alison Stone on a volume titled Routledge Companion to Feminist Philosophy, published in 2017.

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