Service & Advocacy

Eva Kittay has been deeply engaged in making the field of philosophy more inclusive and joining the discipline with issues of social justice. She was Chair of the American Philosophical Association’s Committee on the Status of Women, and helped found both the Association for Feminist Ethics and Social Theory, and The Women’s Committee of 100 (around issues of welfare and economic and social justice for women). She also helped found and chairs the Philosophy in an Inclusive Key Summer Institute, a program for undergraduates who are from groups underrepresented in philosophy.

Consultations

  • Chair of the External Review Committee of Hunter College Department of Philosophy.
  • Referee for Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, March 2013.
  • Reviewer for Ethical Perspectives, Centre for Ethics, Leuven, Belgium, Nov. 2012
  • Review of the Purchase College Philosophy Board of Study, May, 2008
  • Member of Growth Attenuation Workshop, April, 11-13th 2008, October 2008
  • Overseers Review of Colby College Philosophy Department, October 8-11, 2004.
  • Child Care Action Campaign, Participant in “Child Care and Equality: A Dialogue on the Societal Value of Care,” Washington, D.C., May 13th -14th 2002.
  • Reader for Presses Indiana University Press,Oxford University Press, Westview Press, Cornell University Press, Columbia University Press, Kluwer, Routledge Kegan Paul, Rowman and Allenheld, SUNY Press, Temple University Press, University of Illinois Press, University of Minnesota Press.
  • Refereed for Journals: The Southern Journal of Philosophy, Journal for Philosophical Research, Journal of Political Philosophy, Political Theory Journal, Journal of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, Journal for Political Philosophy, Ethics, Metaphilosophy, Hypatia, National Women’s Studies Association Journal, Social Theory and Practice, Cambridge Quarterly for Healthcare Ethics, Women and Politics, Journal of Women, Politics, & Policy, APA Newsletter for Feminism and Philosophy, Cognition and Pragmatics, Nous, Philosophical Psychology, The Journal of Cognitive Science, Synthese, Philosophy of Science, Philosophical Forum, Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic.
  • Refereed for: The Israeli Scientific Foundation, 2006, ‘96; CUNY Research Foundation Distinguished Professorship ‘96; NEH Research Grant; CUNY Research Award Program, PSC-CUNY Research Award ‘96; Guggenheim Fellowship; Rockefeller Foundation.
  • Tenure and Promotion Reviews: University of Memphis; Bowling Green State University; University of Toronto; Loyola University, Chicago; John Jay College; Dartmouth College; Morgan State College; Vassar College; University of North Carolina; University of Massachusetts, Boston.

Professional Offices (Selected)

  • Editorial Board of International Journal for Feminist Association of Bioethics, 2009-present.
  • Board of Editors of Hypatia, 1990-present.
  • Board of Consulting Editors, Taiwanese Journal of Social Welfare, 2007-2010
  • Program Committee, Eastern APA, 2007-9
  • Chair, Board of Philosophy in an Inclusive Key, 2006-present
  • Chair, Diversity Committee, FEAST 2002-2009.
  • FEAST Steering Committee, 1999-present
  • Editorial Board of Directors of Essays in Philosophy (an on-line philosophy journal) 1999-present.
  • Chair, Committee on the Status of Women, 1997-2001 http://www.udel.edu/apa/governance/committees/women/
  • Co-Director FEAST, the Association for Feminist Ethics and Social Theory, Dec. 1999-present. Founding member.
  • NYC Society for Women in Philosophy — Founding member, Steering Committee, 1993-present.
  • Nominating Committee, APA Eastern Division, 1992-1995. (Elected Office).
  • Board of Consulting Editors of Philosophical Studies, member. 1987-1997.
  • Board of Editors of Lexicology,1995-1997.
  • Committee on the Future and Status of the Profession, APA, Eastern Division 1991-1994.
  • Program Committee Advisory Board, APA, Eastern Division, 1990-1995.
  • APA Representative to the Planning Committee for “Advocacy in the Classroom Conference”, 1994-1995.

Administrative Service

Departmental (selected)

  • Search Committee for Senior Position in Philosophy of Science and Technology, Fall 2013.
  • Placement Committee, Fall 2009
  • Graduate Program Committee, Fall 2001-Spring 2007
  • Committee to Nominate Departmental Chair, Fall 2000
  • Admission Committee for the Collegium Philosophiae Transatlanticum, Spring 2001
  • Chair, Ad hoc Committee for a Stony Brook Public Policy Institute, present.
  • ERGO: Ethnicity, Race, Gender Operative Working Group, present
  • Executive Council 1992-93;1996-1998.
  • Graduate Program Director 1992-93.
  • Department Colloquium Series, Director, 1984-87, 1988-89, 1990-91.
  • Advisory Committee to the Chair, 1990-91.
  • MA Program Committee, 1989-90.
  • Solzberg Library Committee 1988-89, 1990-91.
  • Doctoral Program Committee 1978-80, 1985-87,1992-94, 1996-97.
  • Search Committeefor Distinguished Visiting Professor 1985-87, 1988-89.
  • Search Committee 1978-79, 1982-83, 1987-88, 1997.
  • Committee to Nominate Chairperson 1987.
  • Placement Committee 1979-80.
  • Internal Review Committee 1982-83.
  • Undergraduate Committee 1982-83.
  • MA Program Committee 1982-83.

University-Wide

  • University Distinguished Professor Nominating Committee, 2012-2014.
  • Tenure Review for Health Sciences Department of Occupational Services, Spring 2009
  • Senior Fellow, Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics, Stony Brook University/ SUNY, 2008-present.
  • Disability Study Group, Spring 2003
  • Founded the Stony Brook Public Policy Group, Fall 1998 –Fall 2000
  • Personnel and Promotions Committee, 1990-94
  • Woman’s Studies Advisory Committee, 1992-93, 1995-96
  • Woman’s Studies Search Committee 1991
  • Honors College Curriculum Committee 1987-90
  • Committee on Research on Human Subjects 1984-87
  • Planning Committee for the Provost’s Apartheid Teach-In 1985.
  • Teach-In on Welfare, Spring 1997

Other Professional Activities

  • Advisory Board, Personal assistance relationships and disabled people: A qualitative study of emotions, ethics and power. Principal investigator Dr. Tom Shakespeare, co-investigator Dr. Andrea Stockl, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council  (2015-2018).
  • Quoted extensively in “The Ethicist, My Sister’s Last Pleasure” by Ariel Kaminer, New York Times Magazine, April 20, 2012.
  • Participation in Project on the Ethics of Care and Place, Center for Humans and Nature, 2012-2013.
  • Response to Michael Berube, “Humans, Disabilities, and the Humanities” on www.onthehuman.org, Sponsored by the National Humanities Center, January 2011.
  • Interviewed on Why? Philosophical discussions about everyday life 89.3FM “Justice, Caring and the Mentally Disabled.” September 13, 2010. Archived at www.whyradioshow.
  • Organized (with Licia Carlson) conference, Cognitive Disability: A Challenge to Moral Philosophy, Stony Brook, New York, September 16-18th.
  • Founder and Chair of the Board of Philosophy in an Inclusive Key Summer Institute: A twelve-day institute for undergraduate students who are underrepresented in philosophy beginning Summer 2006-present.
  • Organized meeting for the Hastings Center and WHO to commence project, A Global Ethics of Longterm Care, August 2003.
  • Member of Search Committee for the Executive Director of the American Philosophical Association, Spring 2002.
  • Hastings Center Project: “Surgically Shaping Children” Spring 2002-2003.
  • Hastings Center Project on Cultures of Caregiving, Participant, Fall 99-Fall 2001.
  • Hastings Center Project on Prenatal Testing for Disabilities, Participant, Fall 97-Spring 99.
  • Initiated and Organized Brown Bag Series for Public Policy Group, Stony Brook, 1999-present
  • APA Special Session (co-sponsored with Philosophy and Law): “What’s Sex Got to Do With it?: New Approaches to Sexual Harassment” Pacific Division, New Mexico, April 2000.
  • APA Special Session: “Feminist Ethics: A FEAST” Central Division, Chicago, April 2000.
  • APA Special Session: “Women Teaching Philosophy: Dilemmas in the Classroom”; “Family Leave Programs: Are They Helping Us or Hurting Us.”
  • Working Group on Law, Culture, and the Humanities – Americans With Disabilities: Rights V. Goods in State and Federal Law. ”Olmstead v. L.C. and E.W.”, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C. March 2000.
  • Breakfast with the Authors, discussion of Love’s Labor. Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, Ninth annual meeting on February 26, 2000 in Washington, D.C.
  • Organized and ran two day conference for Committee on the Status of Women November, 1997
  • Editor, Special Issue of Hypatia, Feminism and the Family (with Ellen Feder), Summer 1996
  • Organized and ran Eastern SWIP 1995.
  • (With Adrienne Lehrer), The Structure of the Lexicon: Semantic Fields and Other Alternatives. A three-day Conference/Workshop held at University of Arizona, Tucson, July, 1989.
  • (With Diana Meyers), Women and Moral Theory, a three-day conference held at Stony Brook, March, 1985.