Sheffield academic Jenny Saul has become the first UK woman to win the Distinguished Woman in Philosophy Award, presented in Washington, DC.
The annual award will be given to Professor Saul by the Society of Women in Philosophy in December this year.
Professor Saul is the founder and co-blogger of the Feminist Philosophers blog and directed the UK Society for Women in Philosophy. She has tackled gender-bias in academics and highlighted the under representation of female philosophers at academic events all over the world.
She said: ”I’m deeply honoured and absolutely stunned by this. It’s especially wonderful to be recognised as making a difference in people’s lives by doing philosophy. For me, that’s the highest honour there could be.”