Minorities and Philosophy (MAP), also known as Marginalized in Philosophy, is a collection of students in English-speaking philosophy departments that aims to examine and address issues of participation in academic philosophy by members of socially marginalized groups such as racial minorities, women and lgbtq folk. Though primarily led by graduate students, MAP relies on faculty support and encourages undergraduate participation.
Through the MAP network, students can exchange ideas on topics related to the group’s focus, meet and support peers, and learn from other philosophy departments.
Our chapter aims to address issues regarding the place and role of members of marginalized groups within the profession and theoretical issues regarding philosophy of gender, race, sexual orientation, class, disability, native language, etc. Meeting formats include external or internal speakers, reading groups, film screenings, mentorship events for undergraduates or graduates, panel discussions, and practical workshops on topics such as communication techniques, navigating stereotype threat, or implicit bias.
In the short term, MAP provides a forum for students to discuss these topics and connect with interested peers. In the long term, we hope that MAP will contribute to improved department cultures and facilitate increased participation of members of marginalized groups in academic philosophy.
Our chapter representatives are:
- Zara Anwarzai
- Autumn Averitt
- Logan Douglass
- Katrina Haaksma
- Katja Kaelin
- Ricky Mouser
- Annalise Norling
- Savannah Pearlman
- Paul Shephard
- Elizabeth Williams