Areas of Interest

Philosophy of Biology
Feminist Epistemology and Philosophy of Science
Feminist Science Studies
Philosophy of Science

For a complete list of work, please view my C/V.

Selected Presentations

“Creating great scientific workplaces: From theory to practice and back again,” Science and
Technology in Society Day, Perimeter Institute of Theoretical Physics, March 2013.

Selected Publications

Fehr, C., 2012,  “Feminist Engagement with Evolutionary Psychology, Hypatia, 27 (1): 50–72.

Fehr, C., 2011. “Feminist Philosophy of Biology”, The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Fall 2011 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), forthcoming URL = <>.

Fehr, C., 2011. “What is in it for me? The benefits of diversity in scientific communities,” in Feminist Epistemology and Philosophy of Science: Power in Knowledge, ed. Heidi Grasswick, Dordrecht: Springer.

Fehr, C. and Plaisance, K., 2010, “Socially relevant philosophy of science (SRPOS): An introduction,” Synthese, 177 (3): 301-492.

Fehr, C., 2008, “Feminist perspectives on philosophy of biology,” Oxford Handbook on the Philosophy of Biology, Michael Ruse, ed., Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Fehr, C., 2008, “Thinking ecologically about Bison,” Ethics, Place and Environment, 2008 11(1), 56-65.

Fehr, C., 2007, “Are smart men smarter than smart women? The epistemology of ignorance, women and the production of knowledge,” The ‘Woman Question’ and Higher Education: Perspectives on Gender and Knowledge Production in America, Ann Mari May, ed., Edward Elgar: Northampton, MA and Cheltenham, UK.

Schutler, D., Clark, R., Fehr, C. and Diamond, A., 2006, “Time and recruitment costs as currencies in manipulation studies on the costs of reproduction: Evidence from Tree Swallows,” Ecology, November 2006 87(11): 2938–2946.

Fehr, C., 2006, “Explanations of the evolution of sex: A plurality of local mechanisms,” Scientific Pluralism, Minnesota Studies in the Philosophy of Science, eds. Stephen H. Kellert, Helen E. Longino, C. Kenneth Waters, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Fehr, C. and Rausher, M., 2004, “Effects of variation at the flower-color A locus on mating system parameters of Ipomoea purpurea,” Molecular Ecology 13 (7): 1839-1847.

Fehr, C., 2004, “Feminism and science: Mechanism without reductionism,” National Women’s Studies Association Journal, 16:1, 136-156.   Reprinted in Jill M. Bystydzienski and Sharon R. Bird (eds.)  Removing Barriers: Women in Academic Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2005.

Fehr, C., 2001, “Pluralism and sex: More than a pragmatic issue,” Philosophy of Science, 68, S237-S250.

Fehr, C., 2001, “The evolution of sex: Domains and explanatory pluralism,” Biology and Philosophy, 16:2 145-170.