CFP: Outsiders Within: Reflections on Being a Low-Income and/or First-Generation Philosopher, Philadelphia, PA, Jan. 8-11, 2020 (deadline: Sept. 30, 2019)

The Graduate Student Council (GSC) of the APA is now accepting abstracts for a panel discussion on navigating academic philosophy as a first-generation and/or low-income graduate student at the Eastern Division. Many philosophers have highlighted the lack of diversity amongst professional philosophers, and there are several active initiatives aimed at encouraging greater diversity, a great […]

CFP: Neglected Philosophers of Struggle, 25th Philosophy Born in Struggle Conference, Grand Rapids, MI, Nov. 1-2, 2019 (deadline: Aug. 15, 2019)

The conference is scheduled for November 1–2, 2019 and will be held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton in Grand Rapids, Michigan (USA). The conference theme is Neglected Philosophers of Struggle. Conference registration will be available by early August 2019. The keynote speaker for the conference is Juliet Hooker, Professor of Political Science at Brown […]

Racial Emancipation by Charles W. Mills

Racial Emancipation by Charles W. Mills Presented in the session “Emancipatory Knowledge,” Emancipation Conference, Technical University Berlin, May 26, 2018 For a European audience in general, and perhaps for a German audience in particular, my title may seem strange. What does “race” have to do with emancipation, or knowledge, or indeed anything? Isn’t “race” a […]

AntiUniversity Now, UK and Elsewhere, Jun. 15-22, 2019

AntiUniversity Now is an ongoing programme of self-organised radical learning and education events that was set up in 2015 to challenge academic and class hierarchy, the neoliberal university and the education-industrial complex. The annual AntiUniversity festival will take place 15-22 June 2019 in venues across the UK and, this year, internationally. All events are free […]

Elitism and the Engines of Democracy

I have long thought that the impetus to “diversify” the student and faculty bodies of elite institutions such as Yale, Oxford, Princeton, Stanford, and Cambridge is not as it first appears nor are the consequences of this movement. That is, I have long thought that the (neoliberal) motivation to increase the demographic diversity of students […]

Writing Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability

  I enjoyed reading Sarah Tyson’s recent guest post about why she wrote her new book, Where Are the Women? Why Expanding the Archive Makes Philosophy Better. Since, in preparation for the Pacific APA, I have been thinking about my reasons for writing Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability, and, furthermore, because I think that […]