Midwest SWIP 2011 Fall Conference

November 4th-6th

Hosted by Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.



Friday, Nov 4th, Big Ten Room at Norris University Center: 

6:00-7:00 Meet & Greet


7:00-7:50: What Latin American Feminism(s) Can Teach Latin American Philosophy

Stephanie Rivera-Berruz


8:00-8:50: Reclaiming the History of Philosophy: The Opportunities of Exclusion

Sarah Tyson



Saturday, Nov 5th, Big Ten Room at Norris University Center:

9:00-9:50: Feminists Who Do: Bridging Insight to Practice in Comprehensive Women’s Health Care

Jamie Ross


10:00-10:50: Feminist Advocacy Research, Relationality, and the Coloniality of Knowledge

Sarah Hoagland


11:00-11:50: Epistemic Border Crossing

Gaile Pohlhaus, Jr.


Lunch: 12:00-2:00



2:00-2:50: The Child-Like Woman and the Battered Woman:  A Beauvoirean Analysis of Domestic Violence

Lisa Buckley


3:00-3:50: The Concept of Freedom

Jennifer Benson



4:00-4:50: Lipstick Signification and Written Flirtation: The Sexist Underbelly of Locke’s “The Abuse of Words”

Summer Renault-Steele


5-6 pm Business Meeting


Sunday, Nov 6th, Big Ten Room at Norris University Center:



A Man’s World: How Psychological Oppression in the Media and Education Perpetuate Gender Inequalities

Megan Kuhr


10:00-10:50: Reinventing Sex

Saray Ayala


11:00-11:50: Uses of Multimedia Representations in an Undergraduate Feminist Philosophy Course

Misty Deleon and Crista Lebens

Hotels in Evanston


We currently have a block of rooms reserved at the Hotel Hilton Orrington for $145 per night (not including tax).  To reserve a room at the Hotel Orrington, please call 847-866-8700.  Please be sure to identify as attending Midwest Society for Women in Philosophy Conference in order to receive the group rate.  Reservations at Hilton Orrington must be made on or before Sunday, Oct 9th.



Note: Price ranges are given as a per-day rate and do not include applicable taxes.


  Price Range Directions to Conference
Hotel Hilton Orrington

1710 Orrington Avenue

Evanston, IL 60201



Group rate is currently $145.  Online reservations are available. Go north on Orrington Avenue.  Turn right on Clark Street.  Turn left on Hinman Avenue.  Turn right on Sheridan Road.  Turn left on Campus Drive.
Hilton Garden Inn

1818 Maple Avenue

Evanston, IL 60201



Rooms from $134.  Online reservations available.


Go north on Maple Avenue.  Turn right on University Place.  Turn left on Benson Avenue.  Turn right on Emerson Street.  Turn left on Sheridan Road.  Turn right on road to Campus Drive.
Best Western University Plaza

1501 Sherman Avenue

Evanston, IL 60201



Rooms from $140 with online booking.  Online reservations available. Go north on Sherman Avenue.  Turn right on Grove Street.  Turn left on Hinman Avenue.  Turn right on Sheridan Road.  Turn left on Campus Drive.
The Margarita European Inn

1566 Oak Avenue

Evanston, IL 60201



Rooms from $80 with shared bath. Single rooms available.  Online reservations available. Go north on Oak Avenue.  Turn right on Davis Street.  Turn left on Orrington Avenue.  Turn right on Clark Street.  Turn left on Chicago Avenue. Turn right on Campus Drive.
The Homestead

1625 Hinman Ave

Evanston, IL 60201



Rooms available from $130. Go north on Hinman Avenue.  Turn right on Sheridan Road.  Turn left on Campus Drive.










Transportation is available to Chicago via train (the ‘L’) or by bus.  For more information, see www.transitchicago.com.



1st Ride:                       $2.00 (bus) and $2.25 (train)

1st Transfer:                 $0.25

2nd Transfer:                Free


1-Day Pass:                 $5.75

3-Day Pass:                 $14.00


You cannot use cash in order to ride the CTA trains; you must purchase either a pass or a fare card.  Passes and fare cards will work on buses and trains, but will not work on the Metra (commuter train).


Where to buy fare cards/passes: http://www.transitchicago.com/travel_information/fares/wheretobuy.aspx


Using Public Transportation

The Purple Line train that runs through Evanston has two stops close to Northwestern University (Foster and Davis Street).  The Purple Line train goes to Howard, where you can transfer to a Red Line train that goes south downtown and toward the “Loop” (downtown Chicago).


To plan your trip, you can use Google transit: http://www.google.com/transit


The following website provides transit directions to some popular Chicago attractions:



If you would like to print a PDF of the Northwestern campus, please see the following address:




Further questions?  Contact Info for Midwest SWIP Fall 2011 Conference:

SWIP Executive Secretary:  Jennifer Benson: jbenson2@washcoll.edu

Local Arrangements:  Rebecca Mason: remason@u.northwestern.edu

Program Committee Chair:  Crista Lebens: lebensc@uww.edu