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Dorothy Rogers

Chairperson, Educational Foundations

BA, Gordon College
MA, Boston University
PhD, Boston University
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I am a professor in the Department of Educational Foundations, teaching courses on the history and philosophy of education. My research interests include women’s/feminist pedagogical theories and social/political thought, women in the history of philosophy, and philosophy for children. I am currently working on projects to recover the writings of women philosophers in the U.S., 1880-1920.

At Montclair State, I support the work of the Institute for the Advancement of Philosophy for Children, the Institute for the Humanities, and the campus Safe Space program. I am also a member of MSU's Women's & Gender Studies Advisory Board and MSU's chapter of the American Federation of Teachers, Local 1904. In the larger academic world, I am a member of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, Society for the Study of Women Philosophers, Society of Women in Philosophy, and Society for US Intellectual History.


Books/Edited Volumes:

Women Philosophers: Entering Academia in Nineteenth-Century America (Bloomsbury, 2021).

Women Philosophers: Education & Activism in Nineteenth-Century America (Bloomsbury, 2020).

America’s First Women Philosophers: Transplanting Hegel (Continuum, 2005; issued in paperback, 2009).

Women in the American Philosophical Tradition, 1800-1930, special issue of Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, co-edited with Therese Dykeman; vol. 19, no. 2 (Spring 2004).

Articles, Book Chapters:

“Women’s Rights, Suffrage, and Feminism in Nineteenth-Century America,” in Oxford Handbook of American Women Philosophers in the Nineteenth Century, Lydia Moland and Alison Stone, eds. (Oxford, forthcoming 2023).

“The Reception of German Women Philosophers in America,” in Oxford Handbook of Nineteenth-Century Women Philosophers in the German Tradition, Dalia Nassar and Kristin Gjesdal, eds. (Oxford, forthcoming 2023).

“Marietta Kies on Idealism and Good Governance,” in Nineteenth Century Women Philosophers in Britain and America, special issue of the British Journal of the History of Philosophy, guest editors, Alison Stone and Charlotte Alderwick, vol. 29, no. 2 (2021), pp. 343-57.

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