Montana State University

Department of History and Philosophy

Montana State University
P.O. Box 172320
Bozeman, MT 59717-3440

Tel: (406) 994-4395
Fax: (406) 994-7420
Location: Wilson Hall 2-155

Department Chair

Dr. David Cherry

Kristen Intemann, Associate Professor of Philosophy

Current Semesterintemann

Spring 2014 Courses:

PHL 322: Philosophy & Environmental Ethics
PHL 491: Special Topics: Philosophy of Law

Advising: Philosophy, Ethics, Women and Gender Studies Minor

Office Hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Office: Wilson 2-152


Phone: (406) 994-5787

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Research Interests

Research Ethics

Values & Science

Feminist Philosophy of Science


PhD, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2004

Awards, Honors, and Affiliations

Award for Excellence, MSU Alumni Foundation and Bozeman Chamber of Commerce (2012)

NIH MT INBRE Grant “Promoting Socially Responsible Biomedical Science," (2009-2011)

President’s Excellent in Teaching Award, Montana State University (2009)

Best Paper by an Untenured Faculty Member, “How Do Disclosure Policies Fail? Let Us Count the Ways,” co-authored with Inmaculada de Melo-Martín, awarded by the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (2009)

Scholarship & Creativity Grants, Office of the Vice President for Research, Creativity, and Technology Transfer, Montana State University (2006-2009)

Buy-outs for Enhancing Scholarship and Teaching (BEST Program) (2006, 2009)

Research Enhancement Award, College of Letters and Sciences, Montana State University (2005-2009)

Research & Creativity Awards, College of Letters and Sciences, Montana State University (2005-2007)

Fellow, NEH Summer Institute on Science and Values, University of Pittsburgh (2003)

Select Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:

de Melo-Martín, I. and Intemann, K. (2012). Interpreting evidence: Why values can matter as much as science.  Perspectives in Biology & Medicine 55 (1):59-70.

de Melo-Martín, I. and Intemann, K. (2011).  Feminist resources for biomedical research: Lessons from the HPV vaccines. Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy 26(1): 79-101.

Intemann, K. (2010).  Twenty-five years of feminist empiricism and standpoint theory: Where are we now? Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy 25(4): 778-796.

Intemann, K. and de Melo-Martín, I. (2010).  Social values and evidentiary standards: The case of the HPV vaccine.  Biology and Philosophy 25(2): 203-213.

Intemann, K. (2009).  Why diversity matters: Understanding and applying the diversity component of the NSF’s broader impacts criterion.  Social Epistemology 23, 3-4: 249-266.

de Melo-Martín, I. and Intemann, K. (2009).  How do conflict of interest policies fail? Let us count the ways. Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Journal 23:1638-1642. 

Intemann, K. (2008).  Increasing the number of feminist scientists: Why feminist aims are not served by the underdetermination thesis.  Science & Education 17 (10): 1065-1079.

Intemann, K. and de Melo-Martín, I.  (2008).  Regulating science: Should scientists be left alone?  Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Journal, 22: 654-658.

de Melo-Martín, I. and Intemann, K. (2007).  Can ethical reasoning contribute to better epidemiology?  A case study in research on racial health disparities.  European Journal of Epidemiology 22:215–221.

Intemann, K. (2005).  Feminism, underdetermination, and values in science.  Philosophy of Science 72(5): 1001-1012.

Intemann, K.  (2001).  Science and values: Are moral judgments always irrelevant to the justification of scientific claims? Philosophy of Science 68(3):S506-518.

Book Chapters:

Intemann, K. and de Melo-Martín, I. (2011). Bias, impartiality, and conflicts of interest in biomedical sciences.  In Science At The Frontiers: Perspectives on the History & Philosophy of Science, William Krieger (ed.), Landham: Roman & Littlefield. 170-193.

Intemann, K. (2011). Putting feminist research principles into practice: Objectivity and social justice in climate change studies.  In The Handbook of Feminist Research: Theory and Praxis, 2nd edition, Sharlene Hesse-Biber (ed.), Sage Publishing; 495-510. 

Intemann, K. (2011).  Diversity and dissent in science: Does democracy always serve feminist aims? In Feminist Epistemology and Philosophy of Science: Power in Knowledge, Heidi Grasswick (ed.), Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer; 111-132.

Intemann, K. (2010).  Standpoint empiricism: Rethinking the terrain in feminist philosophy of science.  In New Waves in Philosophy of Science, P.D. Magnus and Jacob Busch (eds.), Hampshire, UK: Palgrave MacMillan; 198-225.