Janet Kourany


Department: Philosophy

Area of Specialization:

Feminist Philosophy; Philosophy of Science; Science and Values; Agnotology

Janet Kourany is a Professor of Philosophy, Fellow of the Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values and Concurrent Professor of Gender Studies. Kourany’s research areas include philosophy of science, science and social values, agnotology (ignorance studies), and feminist philosophy (especially feminist epistemology and philosophy of science). Her books related to gender studies include Philosophy of Science After Feminism (Oxford University Press, 2010), The Gender of Science (Prentice-Hall, 2002), Feminist Philosophies (with James Sterba and Rosemarie Tong; Prentice-Hall, 1999, 1992), and Philosophy in a Feminist Voice (Princeton University Press, 1998).

Janet Kourany has been an enthusiastic participant in the Gender Studies Program since its founding, serving on its administrative committees over the years and teaching a variety of courses on both a graduate and undergraduate level. 

Gender Studies Courses:

  • Feminist Epistemology and Philosophy of Science
  • Forbidden Knowledge
  • Gender and Science
  • Philosophy in a Different Voice: Feminist Perspectives on Knowledge
  • Science and Social Values
  • The Science-Gender Connection
  • Theories of Sexual Difference
  • Women: Alternative Philosophical Perspectives

Email: jkourany@nd.edu
Phone: (574) 631-6864
Office: 303 Malloy