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
MAP will host a Group Session at the Central APA with the theme "Setting Boundaries: Personal and Professional." Boundaries are rules we set for how others interact with us, and for how much of our time and energy different people and spheres of our lives take up. As such, they deserve explicit reflection so that they reflect our values and allow us to thrive. Unfortunately, they are liable to be hard to set and maintain in environments with the intense work culture of academic philosophy.
We are seeking paper abstracts and proposals for mini-workshops or advice sessions related to this theme. Proposals should include a workshop component, or be geared at generating discussion and reflection that leads to concrete steps that participants can take up. Each session should be around 45 minutes, all inclusive.
Possible topics include:
Abstracts and proposals should be between 500 and 1,000 words and should be sent as a PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Central APA Submission" by Jan 8, 2020. You will hear back from us by January 20. You can contact us at email@example.com with any questions.
Further information: MAP (Minorities and Philosophy) is a collection of students in philosophy departments that aims to examine and address issues of minority participation in academic philosophy. Though primarily led by graduate students, MAP also relies on faculty support and encourages undergraduate participation. Currently, MAP has 140 chapters throughout the world, including Australia, Canada, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, the US, and the UK. The Central APA will be held at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, IL. Our session is scheduled for Thursday, Feb 27, 9am-12 pm.
Call For Papers for ‘Athena in Action’
A Networking and Mentoring Workshop for Graduate Student Women in Philosophy
Application Deadline: January 10, 2020
Ph.D. students are invited to submit papers (on any topic in philosophy) to participate in the workshop, held June 16-19, 2020 at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Thirty-five PhD students in philosophy from outside the local region will be selected to participate in the workshop: seven submitted papers will be selected to be discussed at the workshop; fourteen students will be selected as commentators on the papers; and fourteen more students will be selected as chairs of sessions. An additional roughly fifteen students will be selected from the local region.
Our goal is to create a workshop at which high-level philosophical conversation occurs and great advice is offered. Participants will benefit from making connections with other talented philosophy students, getting to know the faculty mentors, and hearing the mentors’ advice on thriving as a woman in philosophy.
Please submit papers and applications by January 10, 2020.
For more information, please visit the event's website at athenainaction2020.weebly.com
CFP: University of Calgary Philosophy Graduate Conference on Trusting Relationships Between Science and the Public
See below for the call for papers for the 9th annual University of Calgary philosophy graduate conference on trusting relationships between science and the public! The deadline for submission is January 30, 2020. Click here for the PhilEvents page with more details.
The post can be viewed here!
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.
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