Next installment of Sustainability in Philosophy Forum on Climate Change and Racial Justice will be held on Zoom on Monday, October 19. In the midst of heartbreaking and outrageous racial injustice around the world, this year presents a big opportunity for all of us to stand against racism, environmental and otherwise, and to merge environmental efforts with movements for racial justice more effectively than has been done so far. This forum will be a chance for us to come together as philosophers around these issues, and to think together about what we can do as philosophers within and outside our field. The forum will be at 10:30am-noon Eastern USA & Canada time; this somewhat earlier than usual time makes it more feasible for philosophers in Asia to join.
At the beginning of the forum, Olúfẹmi Táíwò, Gisele Secco, and Nora Mills Boyd will each speak for several minutes about their recent efforts and experiences related to climate change and racial justice, and/or about what they think would be good for philosophers to think about and do in the context of climate change and racial justice. We'll then invite any philosophers of color who are present and have not yet spoken to speak briefly if they would like to. And then we'll have open discussion for the rest of the forum.
If you have time, we suggest taking a look at these optional short pieces to get discussion going: one on colonialism as cause of environmental crisis, a recent Sierra Club statement, and our own statement of solidarity with racial justice movements.
If you would like to join, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, mentioning that you are a MAP member.
Minorities and Philosophy (MAP) will be hiring two organizers to help run 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 over 140 chapters worldwide 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: meeting regularly with the other International Organizers (roughly twice a month), making decisions regarding the growth of MAP regions and projects, coordinating with outside organizations (like the APA and funders), responding to chapter funding requests, updating the website and social media pages, advertising events, collating lists of chapter activities, touching base with chapter organizers, and more.
Additionally, MAP International Organizers work on projects meant to set the agenda for important interventions on behalf of marginalized groups in philosophy (such as our project on service work in 2019-2020). In this capacity, Organizers have substantial freedom to propose and take up specific cause areas and are expected to be proactive. Some of the responsibilities associated with this dimension of the role include: collecting resources, running surveys, collecting input from MAP members, writing reports and blog posts, producing and distributing infographics and other social media materials, and hosting APA Group sessions (and sessions at other conferences). Organizers receive a modest honorarium for their work.
We especially encourage Black, Indigenous, and people of color to apply to these positions.
Criteria for applying:
To apply, complete and submit this Google Form by July 31, 2020.
We will notify all applicants by August 10, 2020. Start date is approximately September 1, 2020. If you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com.
The PPE Society, Marc Sanders Foundation, and Hi-Phi Nation are hosting a Zoom panel discussion on Protesting Police and Policing Protests. The panelists are Ekow N. Yankah, Michele Moody-Adams, Brandon del Pozo, and Jason Brennan.
June 17, 6:00-7:00pm EDT
Register at https://ppesociety.org/protesting-police-and-policing-protests
Minorities and Philosophy (MAP) is submitting a proposal for a special session at the PSA2020 Biennial Meeting in Baltimore on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. We are seeking paper abstracts that address topics in philosophy of science that are of special interests to MAP. Each presentation should be around 30 minutes, including Q&A.
Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
We particularly encourage submissions by members of underrepresented groups in philosophy, graduate students, and junior scholars. We plan to accept 3 abstracts in total.
Abstracts should be no more than 800 words and in a PDF format prepared for anonymous review. You can submit via this link by July 1, 2020. You will hear back from us by July 20. You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Please note that per PSA policy, no one is permitted to present more than once at PSA2020 (excluding presentations at the poster forum).
We understand the immense uncertainties due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the event that you are unable or unwilling to travel to Baltimore to present in person, we will strive to provide remote presentation as an option.
For members of underrepresented groups in philosophy, the Underrepresented Philosophy of Science Scholars (UPSS) Initiative provides a travel grant to defray travel costs to attend the meeting.
Environmental Philosophy Teaching Resources Project:Call for Syllabi, Assignments, Class Activities, and other Pedagogical Resources
Environmental Philosophy Teaching Resources Project:
Call for Syllabi, Assignments, Class Activities, and other Pedagogical Resources
As part of the ISEE Mentoring Initiative, ISEE would like to renew and expand its online teaching resources. We seek syllabi, assignments, community-based learning projects, and class activities related to environmental philosophy, environmental ethics, environmental justice, and cognate fields. Our goal is to provide resources for stand-alone environmentally-focused classes, as well as for environmentally-related units in broader courses (e.g., a section on climate refugees in a political science class, a case study on the Standing Rock Sioux resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline in an Indigenous studies course, a discussion of environmental risk assessment in an epistemology class, etc.).
ISEE is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we specifically seek teaching resources that support and foreground engaged and inclusive pedagogies.
Some specific kinds of resources we seek include (but are not limited to):
Please submit teaching materials by April 30, 2020 via the following Google forms link: https://forms.gle/oSBuueUweBL5c6tGA
The submission form includes a request for a few keywords and a short description of each contribution (e.g., “This is a topically-organized syllabus for an introductory course in environmental ethics with a climate ethics/climate justice theme”; “This assignment asks students to link their lived experience to readings on attachments to place.”). Please fill out a separate form for each submission.
Note: if you would like to submit materials and lack a Google account or don’t wish to create one, please send your materials, along with keywords, description, and your name, email, and affiliation, to email@example.com, with ISEE Teaching Resources as the subject line.
Questions about the project can be directed to Simona Capisani, ISEE Mentoring Director (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Marion Hourdequin, ISEE Vice-President (email@example.com).
SETTING BOUNDARIES: PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL
Sarah Gorman (Vanderbilt)
Lisa Miracchi (Pennsylvania)
Mary Kate McGowan (Wellesley)
Elise Woodard (Michigan)
Robin Zheng (Yale-NUS)
Carolina Flores (Rutgers)
Angela Sun (Michigan)
APA 2020 Central Division Meeting
Thursday, February 27, 9am-12pm
The 23rd Annual CUNY Graduate Student Philosophy Conference invites graduate students to submit their work engaging with philosophical topics and traditions that consider or bridge the analytic/continental divide. The analytic/continental division typically assumes contrasting notions of what philosophy ‘is’ and what it ought to be. The divide also describes the varying methodologies employed when we practice philosophy. Whether it refers to meta-philosophical commitments or strategies used, the divide can do exactly that – divide. When concerned with the nature of philosophy and how one ought to conceive of the practice the stakes can be high; when we ask, “What counts as philosophy?” we implicitly ask, “What doesn’t ‘count’ as philosophy?” This conference aims to explore issues that need to be explored by the philosophical community at large, especially when the legitimacy of certain practices are under scrutiny. The conference also aims to create a space where we can learn to ask better questions concerning the nature of our academic practices, the traditions we draw from, the methodologies we employ, and the topics we consider.
We are particularly interested in papers from all areas of philosophy that:
The conference is committed to providing a platform for marginalized persons and topics in the discipline. In answering some of the questions presented we highly encourage papers regarding, among other topics: critical race theory, feminist philosophy, queer theory, trans philosophy, and disabilities studies. Speakers from marginalized groups in the discipline are strongly encouraged to submit. Any abstracts that aim to discredit already marginalized philosophers or philosophies are strongly discouraged.
We are pleased to invite abstracts sufficiently in the spirit of the project theme of no more than 350 words, excluding references.
The deadline for abstracts is January 25th, 2020. Anonymized abstracts should be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include with your submission a cover page that includes your name, affiliated institution, contact information, and title of paper.
Speakers who are accepted on the basis of their abstracts will have the option to submit their papers by an early deadline if they wish to have a commentator.
For more details, see the conference website.
Distribution and Recognition of Service Work
Ariana Falbo (Brown University)
Sukaina Hirji (University of Pennsylvania)
C. Thi Nguyen (Utah Valley University)
Angela Sun (University of Michigan)
Moderated by Carolina Flores and Elise Woodard
APA Eastern Division Meeting
Thursday, January 10, 2020, 2:30pm-5:30pm
Facebook event page
MAP International will be discussing distribution and recognition of service work at the 2020 Eastern APA meeting! This follows on from the report we released earlier this academic year, covered in the Daily Nous. The session is on Thursday, January 10, 2:30pm-5:30pm.
We will present the results of that report and our policy recommendations, followed by discussion with four panelists -- Arianna Falbo (Brown), Sukaina Hirji (Penn), C. Thi Nguyen (Utah Valley), and Angela Sun (Michigan) -- and finally opportunity to develop concrete ideas for implementing good policies in your department.
Come along for a philosophically engaging and practically valuable session! You can RSVP through our Facebook event!
Texas Tech is hosting its 14th annual graduate conference. In honor of the inaugural year of the MAP chapter at Tech, we have decided that the conference will feature papers in the philosophy of race. Our project seeks to foster diversity in the profession by organizing a graduate conference on the philosophy of race at Texas Tech University. We are interested in promoting scholarly issues related but not limited to historical, normative, metaphysical, epistemic, and linguistic questions surrounding race in America. With the diversity reflected in the population of west Texas but not in the political landscape, we hope that this conference also raises the consciousness of the general public with regard to the significance of race for contemporary social issues. The event is a multi-day conference with a panel of eight graduate speakers and commentators, and a pubic talk & keynote address by Charles Mills (Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, CUNY-The Graduate Center).
Keynote Speaker: Charles W. Mills (CUNY-The Graduate Center)
Summary: We are interested in promoting scholarship related but not limited to historical, normative, metaphysical, epistemic, and linguistic questions surrounding race in America. Submissions from current graduate students in any area related to the philosophy of race are welcome (Including papers about, e.g. ethnicity, immigration, etc.).
Submission Guidelines: Papers should be between 3,000-3,800 words in length. A 200-word abstract should precede the paper. All papers should be prepared for blind review. Include with each submission a separate document containing the presenter's name, institution, email, and paper title. Submissions may be in .PDF, .docx, or .doc format.
Submission Email: Submissions should be sent to email@example.com with subject heading "TTU Conference Submission."
Deadline: Papers must be submitted no later than February 21, 2020.
Notification of Acceptance: No later than March 13, 2020.
Accomodations and Travel: Invited participants will receive financial assistance to offset the cost of travel. Additionally, graduate students will host conference participants and several meals will be provided during the conference
More details can be found on the PhilEvents page: https://philevents.org/event/show/79266
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