Naomi Scheman is Professor of Philosophy and Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies at the University of Minnesota in the USA. She is also a guest professor at Umeå Center for Gender Studies in Sweden. Prior to her current positions, she has held appointments at the University of Ottawa, Columbia University, the Centre for Advanced Feminist Studies and the University of Gothenburg. She also serves as a member of the editorial boards of Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy and NORA (the Nordic Women’s Studies Journal). In addition, she served as an associate editor of Signs between 1990 and 1993. Scheman was one of the first academics to read Wittgenstein in a feminist light and to bring his ideas to feminism. Much of Scheman’s work has centred around the implications of the interactions between ontology and epistemology.