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!
What role can philosophy play in understanding and challenging injustice? What are the ways in which injustice forms in communities and social institutions? What sort of engagement is there between philosophy and major social institutions and social movements? What is the meaning of injustice in our current cultural, economic, social, and political climate? What are the practices used by activists, educators, and professionals in developing a community? The Minorities and Philosophy (MAP) chapter at Temple University is hosting a graduate student conference on March 23, 2019 that will address theoretical and practical questions like these.
The conference will provide the opportunity for students to engage in philosophical research from all areas of philosophy, as well as its applications beyond the classroom. We welcome paper submissions of no more than 3,000 words, prepared for blind review, and suitable for a 20 minute presentation to a general philosophical audience. Authors must be current graduate students in philosophy. We especially welcome submissions from members of underrepresented populations within philosophy.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Robin Zheng, Yale-NUS College
Submission Deadline: January 15, 2019
This conference is sponsored by the Temple University Department of Philosophy.
Questions can be directed to Meryl Lumba (firstname.lastname@example.org) or to Daniel Remer (email@example.com).
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