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This year, MAP ran a survey on the topic of graduate student service work recognition and compensation, hypothesizing that graduate students from marginalized groups are burdened with under-recognized and under-compensated service work in their departments. What we found strongly supported the claim that graduate students from marginalized groups are shouldering a disproportionately heavy load of service work, and in most departments, this work is unpaid and not even informally recognized.
The full report -- including discussion of the methodology of our survey, results, and policy recommendations -- is embedded below, and a PDF can be downloaded here.
We are thrilled to announce that Milana Kostic (UCSD) and Angela Sun (Michigan) will be coming on board this Fall to serve as new MAP Organizers. Carolina Flores (Rutgers) is the new director, with Elise Woodard stepping down from that position and transitioning from organizing to the advisory board in 2020. Keyvan Shafiei (Georgetown) is stepping down from their position as an organizer.
The Organizing team now is: Carolina Flores (Rutgers), Milana Kostic (UCSD), Angela Sun (Michigan), Elise Woodard (Michigan), and Jingyi Wu (UC Irvine). The primary role of the Organizers is to maintain and strengthen the MAP network and to communicate with and support individual MAP chapters. We are confident that MAP will be in excellent hands.
MAP’s institutional focus is also shifting, both in response to the new chapters themselves and the new possibilities of the organization's new size and scope. The new MAP leadership will be tasked with taking up the previous leadership’s responses to these changes and are eager for feedback from chapters on new directions for the organization.
Current and past organizers want to thank both past organizers and chapters for their hard work, enthusiasm, and many contributions. It has been a pleasure working with you, and we are grateful for the opportunity to play a supportive role in the MAP network. We are excited to see the organization continue to grow and expand, and we are confident in the new leadership’s ability.
Minorities and Philosophy (MAP) will be hiring one organizer to help direct MAP International. MAP is a collection of students in philosophy departments that aims to examine and address issues of minority participation in academic philosophy. It is currently comprised of 132 chapters and continues to grow and expand.
The role of International Organizers is largely to facilitate the success of MAP chapters and oversee the development of the larger organization. Thus, responsibilities include: conferencing regularly with other Organizers, making decisions on the growth of MAP regions and projects, coordinating with outside organizations (like the APA or funders), responding to chapter funding requests, updating the website and social media pages, collating lists of chapter activities, collecting resources, touching base with chapter organizers, and more.
Criteria for applying:
Submit a Statement of Interest, CV, and contact information (name and email) of a reference as a single PDF by August 8, 2019 to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ‘MAP Application.’
We will notify all applicants by August 20, 2019. Start date is approximately September 1, 2019. If you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com.
For more details, please visit https://www.mcmp.philosophie.uni-muenchen.de/events/workshops/container/ws_inclusivity_phil_class/index.html
MAP will be hosting an APA Group Session on "Creating Inclusive Spaces" at the Pacific APA in Vancouver on April 19, 7-10PM. Details/schedule below!
7-7:10 PM: Opening Remarks
7:10-7:45PM: Nora Berenstain (University of Tennessee-Knoxville),
"Calls for Civility as Silencing and Suppression"
7:45PM-8:20PM: Katie Creel (University of Pittsburgh HPS),
"Demystifying Publishing Together"
8:25-9PM: Savannah Pearlman (Indiana University),
"Creating Inclusive Spaces: Flipping the Logic Classroom"
9-9:35PM: Sam Sumpter (University of Washington),
"Best Practices for Sexual Harassment Prevention Training: Centering the Role of Organizing & Collective Action"
9:35-10PM: General Q&A/Discussion
The Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy is organising the sixth edition of the Summer School on Mathematical Philosophy for Female Students, taking place from 28th July to 3rd August 2019, and invites applications until 31st March 2019.
This year, we will have the following lecture streams:
1. "Formal epistemology", led by Anna-Maria Asunta Eder (University of Cologne)
2. "Barriers to Entailment", led by Gillian Russell (UNC Chapel Hill)
3. "Philosophy of Algorithms and Simulations", led by Lena Zuchowski (University of Bristol)
For more information about the program, please consult the summer school website at
If you have any further questions about the summer school, please contact the organising committee at
The summer school is open to women with a keen interest in mathematical philosophy. Applicants should be students of philosophy (or philosophically minded logicians or scientists) at an advanced undergraduate level, in a master program, or at an early PhD level. To apply for participation, please see the instructions at
You will need to provide a copy of your CV and a statement of purpose as part of the application. There will be an opportunity for some of the students at the summer school to present their own research; if you would be interested in doing so, please also provide an abstract (up to 500 words) together with your application.
The deadline for applications is 31st March 2019. Decisions will be made by 15th April 2019.
The participation fee is 200Euros. (Note that the participation fee does not cover accommodation expenses.) The language of all events will be English.
MAP invites you to join our group session "Creating Inclusive Spaces" at the Pacific APA 2019 in Vancouver, BC on April 19, 2019 from 7-10PM.
Speakers & Talk Titles:
More details coming soon!
MAP invites you to join our group session "Skill Building and Improving the Profession" at the Eastern APA 2019 in New York City on Jan 9, 7-10 PM at Sheraton Hotel G14F.
The provisory schedule is:
Lisa Miracchi (U Penn) "Wellness Advising in Difficult Spaces": 7:10—7:45
Darby Vickers (UC Irvine) "Writing for Philosophy Graduate Students": 7:45-8:20
Savannah Kincaid & Isaac Wilhelm (Rutgers) "Climate Surveying": 8:25—9:00
Mariana Beatriz Noe, Olivia Branscum, Qian Cao, & Yarran Hominh (Columbia) "Mutual Skill-Building through Undergraduate Writing Workshops": 9:00-9:35
Q&A for all: 9:35-10
Please circulate widely!
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MAP is celebrating over two years of nonprofit status. The MAP International works to support and coordinate the efforts of 130 international chapters to increase substantive representation of marginalized people and ways of thought in philosophy, as well as to promote justice and public engagement throughout the professional discipline. It is generously supported by funds from the Marc Sanders Foundation, but we also accept donations from supporters like you. With your contributions, we are able to support chapters in hosting exciting and empowering events like summer schools, philosophy programs for underserved youth at the K-12 level, and chapters that do philosophy with incarcerated students.
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