Distinguished Research Professor Emerita,
York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Lorraine Code is Distinguished Research Professor Emerita of Philosophy at York University in Toronto Canada and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. In 2005 she was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letters (DLitt) by the University of Guelph in Ontario, and in 2009 she was named Distinguished Woman Philosopher of the year by the US Society for Women in Philosophy. Her principal area of research is feminist epistemology and the politics of knowledge: her most recent book, largely written during her tenure of the Canada Council Killam Research Fellowship, is Ecological Thinking: The Politics of Epistemic Location, Oxford University Press, 2006. She is currently developing an approach to epistemology that is sensitive to vulnerability and particularity, and working on questions generated by the new epistemologies of ignorance, the politics of testimony and knowing across differences; and on the contestability of "natural kinds". The "natural kinds" project was the focus of her research in 2007, as a Distinguished Research Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies at Durham University in the UK, and in 2012 at the Australian National University she is examining epistemological issues generated by climate change scepticism. In addition to numerous articles and chapters in books, and four co-edited books, Lorraine Code has published Epistemic Responsibility (1987), What Can She Know? Feminist Theory and the Construction of Knowledge (1991), and Rhetorical Spaces: Essays on (Gendered) Locations (1995). She is General Editor of the Routledge Encyclopedia of Feminist Theories (2000), Editor of Feminist Interpretations of Hans-Georg Gadamer (2003), and with Kathryn Hamer has translated Michèle Le Dœuff's [1998] Le Sexe du savoir as The Sex of Knowing (2003). Professor Code has been a Mellon Foundation Fellow in the Department of Philosophy at Brown University, and held visiting research fellowships at the Australian National University, the University of New South Wales, and Macquarie University in Sydney. In 2003 she was an invited Scholar in Residence in the Department of Philosophy at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa, and she has been an Invited Scholar and Guest Lecturer at two NEH Summer Seminars on Feminist Epistemology, in 1996 and 2003.

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