Hilary Ilkay holds a B.A. in classics from The University of King’s College and Dalhousie University and an M.A. in liberal studies and gender and sexuality studies from The New School for Social Research in New York City. Her thesis, supervised by Dr. Gina Luria Walker, traced the historical reception of Diotima in Plato’s Symposium and, more broadly, explored the relationship between learned women and epistemological authority. She is a member of the New Voices in the History of Women in Philosophy Group at the Center for the History of Women Philosophers and Scientists, based at Paderborn University.