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Robert Strikwerda, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Women's and Gender Studies

Global and Local Justice

Courses Taught

Men and Masculinities, Cultural Methods (Qualitative Methods) and Philosophy of Feminism


Ph.D. in Philosophy, University of Notre Dame, 1982 (Dissertation: "Emile Durkheim's Philosophy of Science")
B.A., Calvin College, 1972

Publications and Media Placements

"Applying CPR to the Teaching of IT Ethics" with Rick Homkes. Proceedings of the 12th ACM SIGITE Conference on Information Technology Education. 2011. West Point, NY: ACM, 79-82.

"Falsification and Fieldwork in Recent American Anthropology: Argument Before and After the Mead/Freeman Controversy". Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference of the International Society for the Study of Argumentation, Frans H. van Eemeren et al (eds.), Amsterdam: Sic Sat 1999, 768-773.

Rethinking Masculinity: Philosophical Explorations in the Light of Feminism, edited with Larry May and Patrick Hopkins. 2nd edition. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 1996, pp. 325. Introduction by editors, ix-xx.

"Men in Groups: Collective Responsibility and Rape", with Larry May. Hypatia, Vol. 9 (2), Spring 1994, 134-151. 
--Reprinted in Feminism and Peace, edited by Duane Cady and Karen Warren, Bloomington, Indiana University Press, 1996, in Ethics in Practice, edited by Hugh LaFollette, Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 1997, 2nd ed. 2002, and in Moral Issues in Global Perspective, edited by Christine Koggel, Peterborough, Ont.: Broadview Press, 1999.

"Experiential Learning and City as Text: Reflections on David A. Kolb and David Kolb". Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, Vol. 8, No. 1 (Spring Summer 2007) 99-105. Reprinted and slightly revised in Shatter the Glassy Stare: Implementing Experiential Learning in Higher Education. Peter Machonis, ed. Place as Text Series. Monographs in Honors Education. Lincoln, NE: National Collegiate Honors Council, 2008. 131-138.

"Feminism, Male" and "Margaret Mead". Sex from Plato to Paglia: A Philosophical Encyclopedia. Alan Soble, ed. Greenwood Press, 2006, pp. 342-347, 683-84.

"An Analysis of Alasdair MacIntyre's ‘Notes on Durkheim's Suicide'", Durkheimian Studies, Vol. 3, n.s., 1997, pp. 59-72.

"Software and Ethical Softness: The Ethics (or Lack) of Software Use", with John M. Ross, Collegiate MicroComputer, Vol. X (3), August 1992, 129-36.

"Fatherhood and Nurturance", with Larry May, Journal of Social Philosophy, Vol. XXII (2), Fall 1991, 22-30 (Reprinted in Rethinking Masculinity, 75-92).