Elzbieta Pakszys – Visiting Fellow

Dr. Elzbieta Pakszys is the RCCS Visiting Fellow for the 2001 – 2002 academic year. Her on-campus visit to RCCS occurred from August 15th to October 13th, 2001. Dr. Pakszys is Associate Professor in the Institute of Philosophy at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland. Her areas of competence are: philosophy of science and cognition, life sciences, feminism and epistemology. She is a member of the Polish Philosophical Society and the American Philosophical Association. She teaches various courses of philosophy and feminist epistemology, conducts Interdisciplinary Seminars and serves as a coordinator of the Interdisciplinary Women’s Studies Research Group of AMU since its launching in 1989 (http://main.amu.edu.pl/~pakszyse). She attended several international workshops, seminars and conferences, including the International Conference on Computer Ethics in Poznan, Poland (1996) and ETHICOMP2001 in Gdansk, Poland. Dr. Pakszys’ academic degrees include an MA in Biology (1973), a Ph.D. (1979) and habilitation in Philosophy from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan (2000). She has been a fellow of the International University Centre for Postgraduate Studies in Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia (1981, 1984, 1988), a fellow of the Salzburg Seminar (1988), a Fulbright Grantee at the University of Delaware (1991 – 92) and a visiting scholar at the Institut für Wissenschaften vom Menschen in Vienna (1999). Her list of publications contains: Between Nature and Culture: sex/gender category in cognition: A study of epistemology naturalized in feminist is the RCCS Visiting Fellow for the 2001 – 2002 academic year. Her on-campus visit to RCCS occurred from August 15th to October 13th, 2001. Dr. Pakszys is Associate Professor in the Institute of Philosophy at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland. Her areas of competence are: philosophy of science and cognition, life sciences, feminism and epistemology. She is a member of the Polish Philosophical Society and the American Philosophical Association. She teaches various courses of philosophy and feminist epistemology, conducts Interdisciplinary Seminars and serves as a coordinator of the Interdisciplinary Women’s Studies Research Group of AMU since its launching in 1989 (http://main.amu.edu.pl/~pakszyse). She attended several international workshops, seminars and conferences, including the International Conference on Computer Ethics in Poznan, Poland (1996) and ETHICOMP2001 in Gdansk, Poland. Dr. Pakszys’ academic degrees include an MA in Biology (1973), a Ph.D. (1979) and habilitation in Philosophy from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan (2000). She has been a fellow of the International University Centre for Postgraduate Studies in Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia (1981, 1984, 1988), a fellow of the Salzburg Seminar (1988), a Fulbright Grantee at the University of Delaware (1991 – 92) and a visiting scholar at the Institut für Wissenschaften vom Menschen in Vienna (1999). Her list of publications contains: Between Nature and Culture: sex/gender category in cognition: A study of epistemology naturalized in feminist perspective, AMU Press, Poznan, 2000 (a habilitation thesis in Polish), three co-edited books from the series The Humanities of Sex/Gender I – III, AMU Press Poznan 1995, 1997, 1999, and Women’s Contribution to the Achievements of the Lvov-Warsaw School : A Survey, in K. Kijania-Placek, J. Wolenski (eds) The Lvov-Warsaw School and Contemporary Philosophy, Kluwer Academic Publ., 1998. She is an author of about 50 other articles published in scientific books and journals in Polish and English. During her stay (August 15 – October 15, 2001) at the SCSU Research Center on Computing & Society, Dr. E. Pakszys will be co-editing a book on computing and women with Dr. Krystyna Górniak-Kocikowska, presenting a public address to the SCSU community, and conducting other research in the field.

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