Minorities and Philosophy


30 November 2022
17:00 - 18:30
Drift 23, Room 0.13, Utrecht University

#3 The Philosopher Queen Anita L. Allen (presented by Ilhan Dahir)

In the Philosopher Queens Seminar Series we learn about and discuss the work of philosophers from the book “Philosopher Queens” (ed. by Rebecca Buxton and Lisa Whiting, Unbound, 2020). The aim of this series is to introduce the audience, especially undergrad students, to the work of female philosophers and to bring attention to the issue of epistemic and structural injustice within the academic philosophy and philosophical ‘canon’. By asking contributors of the “Philosopher Queens” to participate in this event, we also wish to promote contemporary underrepresented philosophers.

Philosopher Queens Seminar Series #3

Anita L. Allen

Presented by Ilhan Dahir


In this edition of the Philosopher Queens Seminar Series we will learn about Anita L. Allen, professor of law and philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania, an expert on philosophical dimensions of privacy and data protection law, ethics, bioethics, legal philosophy, women’s rights, and diversity in higher education.

The seminar starts with a presentation by Ilhan Dahir (Stimson Center) who will introduce us to the life and work of Anita L. Allen, followed by an open discussion based on the talk and a (optional) pre-circulated text.

Ilhan Dahir is a researcher with the Protecting Civilians and Human Security Program where she leads research on peace and security partnerships between the United Nations and regional organizations and is a lead coordinator for the Atrocity Prevention Study Group. Her current research focuses on issues relating to human rights, women, peace, and security (WPS), UN peace operations, digital diplomacy, and civilian protection. Ilhan previously worked at the African Union Mission to the United Nations as a consultant researcher where she focused on issues concerning WPS, AU-UN partnership, climate security, and conflict related displacement. Ilhan also worked at the International Peace Institute’s (IPI) as a part of the Brian Urquhart Center for Peace Operations team. Ilhan holds two Master’s Degrees from the University of Oxford where she studied Global Governance and Diplomacy and Refugee and Forced Migration Studies as a Rhodes Scholar and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and English from The Ohio State University where she studied as a Morrill Scholar.

Would you like to participate in this event?

To register click here.

This event will take place in a hybrid format. There are around 20 spots available to those who want to attend in person.


This seminar is open to everyone, undergrad philosophy students are especially encouraged to attend.

If you have questions about this event, please contact Barbara (b.k.bziuk@uu.nl).