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New APPS has a lengthy post giving a structural analysis of Nathaniel Adam Tobias Coleman's termination at UCL. Worth reading.
Readers of New APPS may recall Nathaniel Adam Tobias Coleman as the author of a powerful piece last March in Times Higher Education that drew attention to the discipline of philosophy’s overall, systemic failure to critically engage its own Whiteness. And now, DailyNous draws our attention to a piece in The Independent, itself sourced (again) from Times Higher Education, in which Coleman announces that he will lose his position at University College London—along with the chance of that position becoming permanent—as a result of the rejection of a proposed MA in Critical Race Studies, which he had been hired specifically to develop over the past year.
Recent philosophical contributions to critical race theory have been exciting, some of the better and more important philosophical work of the past twenty years. This workshop aims to further this dialogue, in a conversation between scholars from South Africa and scholars from elsewhere. Possible questions for discussion:
What are races? Are they biological populations or lineages, social creations, or cultures?
Non-racialist discourse is prominent among intellectuals in South Africa. Is non-racialism something worth aspiring to?
What value would race-talk have in the unlikely event that racism was finally eradicated?
What is racism?
What is the lived reality of racism?
What is the relationship between races and racism? Are races to be conceived of as dependent upon racism?
What kinds of racism are there? Are there any forms of racial injustice not properly characterized as ‘racism’?
How do we defeat racism in our midst?
Is Black solidarity the most effective means of fighting racism? Why?
What is the importance of Black consciousness – changes in the outlook of members of groups on the receiving end of racism – in fighting racism?
What is the relationship between racial (or racialized) identities, race, and racism?
What is the importance of so-called implicit bias to critical race theory?
What differences, if any, are there between being having a racial identity in South Africa and having a racial identity in other countries?
Expected speakers: Chike Jeffers (Dalhousie), Samantha Vice (University of the Witwatersrand), George Hull (University of Cape Town)
Five-hundred word abstracts, or full papers, should be sent to Ward Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org), by 30 June, 2015.
There will be no parallel sessions, so competition will unfortunately be tight. Some papers from the workshop will be selected for publication in *Philosophical Papers*. Attendance at the workshop will be free. Lunches and coffees will be provided.
PIKSI summer institutes are designed to encourage undergraduates from underrepresented groups to consider future study of philosophy. Undergraduates and recent graduates from underrepresented groups such as women, African Americans, Chicano/as and Latino/as, Native Americans, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, LGBTs, economically disadvantaged communities, and people with disabilities are urged to apply. Transportation and lodging are provided. Stipends are awarded to all.
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PIKSIROCKat the Rock Ethics Institute/Penn State University
Date: June 13-22, 2015
Director: Serene Khader, Brooklyn College, CUNY
LuvellAnderson, University of Memphis
TaliaBettcher, California State University, Los Angeles
Penn State's Rock Ethics Institute; College of the Liberal Arts; Department of Philosophy.
MIT’S Department of Linguistics and Philosophy; Dean's Office, School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.
Michigan State University; Stony Brook University; University of Oregon; The Iris Marion Young Diversity Fund; Ann Arbor PIKSI Funding Initiative; The Association of Feminist Ethics and Social Theory (FEAST).
The Brown Philosophy Department is pleased to announce a call for applications for the Summer Immersion Program in Philosophy at Brown University. SIPP@Brown is a two-week residential program for members of traditionally underrepresented groups in philosophy, including women and students of color. This year's program will run from May 31, 2015 to June 13, 2015 and will feature seminars taught by Brown faculty and the SIPP@Brown research conference. Students will have travel and lodging expenses covered and will receive a $500 stipend. More information is available at www.sippatbrown.com. The application deadline is March 15.
Wireless Philosophy (WiPhi) is an online project that introduces people to the practice of philosophy by making videos that are freely available in a form that is entertaining, interesting, and accessible to people with no background in the subject. This Spring WiPhi hopes to release a series of about 8-10 videos on topics in Philosophy of Race. For this series, we are looking for introductory-level videos like "Introduction to Philosophy of Race," "What is Race?" and "Race and Identity." We hope to bring our audience into the Philosophy of Race by first giving them the background and the tools they need to participate.
Right now, we are looking for contributors to this series; that is, we are looking for Philosophy Professors to record lectures that we can animate. The recording process is very easy, and we have a team of people working to make the process as simple as possible for our contributors.
In light of recent national attention given to the status of women in the field of philosophy, this conference aims to promote open and multi-disciplinary discussion of issues related to gender. We plan to exchange views on a variety of topics organized under our conference themes of gender and knowledge, gender and social justice, gender and science, and gender and discrimination. Central goals of the conference are to encourage discussion in the face of disagreement and a commitment to problem recognition and resolution in areas related to the conference themes. Although the conference discourse will extend across disciplines, we will devote special attention to concerns of women in philosophy.
Perspectives on Gender is organized by the UC Irvine Hypatia Society, an organization aimed at promoting the recruitment, retention, and success of graduate women in philosophy at UC Irvine.
Confirmed Invited Speakers:
Azizah al Hibri (University of Richmond) Claudia Card (University of Wisconsin-Madison) Ann Cudd (University of Kansas) Helen Longino (Stanford)
Call for Papers
We invite contributions on any topic related to gender and particularly those connected to the themes of gender and knowledge, gender and social justice, gender and science, and gender and discrimination. Special consideration will be given to submissions concerning women in philosophy. For consideration, please submit a long abstract (500-1000 words) through our website.
Presentations will be 20 minutes long and will be followed by a 20-minute question and answer session. Additionally, we have scheduled a one-hour round table discussion on women in the profession. This session is open to all, but we especially hope for contributions from conference presenters.
2014 Philosophy in an Inclusive Key Summer Institute (PIKSI)
Graduate Assistants Call for Applications
Deadline: March 1, 2014
The seventh annual meeting of Philosophy in an Inclusive Key Summer Institute (PIKSI) will take place from June 14—June 21, on the campus of the Pennsylvania State University in University Park, PA. At least two graduate students will assist Ellen Feder, who will direct the Institute this year. In addition, one graduate assistant will come from the Penn State philosophy department. We expect that, as was the case in previous summers, the home institution of the other graduate assistants will fund their positions. (The philosophy departments of the University of Memphis, Binghamton University, Villanova University, Michigan State University, University of Colorado at Boulder, Stony Brook University, University of Washington, Dalhousie, American University, DePaul University, University of Oregon, and the University of Alberta, generously supported PIKSI graduate assistants in 2006–2013.)
We invite those of you teaching in graduate programs to nominate graduate student assistants for PIKSI.The applications will be screened according to the graduate student’s accomplishments as a researcher, a teacher, and mentor; the relevance of her or his research to the topics of the institute; and the home institution’s willingness to fund the student (approximately $2000, including travel, housing, and stipend).
Applications should include: · a cover letter from the graduate student which discusses why he or she would like to be a GA for PIKSI · the graduate student’s CV · a letter of support from a faculty member · documentation of institutional support, if available.
Please e-mail complete applications by March 1, 2014 to: Ellen Feder Department of Philosophy and Religion American University 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW Washington, DC 20016-8056 email@example.com
If you have any further questions please contact Eva Feder Kittay, PIKSI Board Chair, at Eva.Kittay@sunysb.edu, or Ellen Feder, Director of PIKSI Summer 2014, at firstname.lastname@example.org