CFP: Multiculturalism, Nationalism, Religions, and Secularism, Bristol, Nov. 8-10, 2019 (deadline: Aug. 12, 2019)

Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship’s Twentieth Anniversary Conference   Multiculturalism, Nationalism, Religions and Secularism Evening of 8 November – 10 November 2019, University of Bristol Plenary speakers include: Bhikhu Parekh, Craig Calhoun, Geoff Brahms Levey, Grace Davie, Nira Yuval Davis, Pnina Werbner, Rainer Bauböck, Therese O’Toole, Yael Tamir; and Anna Triandafyllidou (TBC), Baroness […]

Dialogues on Disability on Wednesday, June 19th, at 8 a.m. EST

“I have read almost all of your interviews and they are always wonderful. …  I am really looking forward to the next installment of Dialogues on Disability.” — Adrian Piper “The Dialogues on Disability platform … has been very helpful to me, especially at times where I did not feel I belong in the world of […]

CFP: Mass Incarceration and Racial Justice (Extended deadline: Sept. 1, 2019)

Res Philosophica, and special editors, Scott Berman and Chad Flanders, invite papers on the topic of mass incarceration and racial justice for the 2019 Res Philosophica Essay Prize and a special issue of the journal. Submissions addressing any of the many philosophical questions related to mass incarceration and racial justice are welcome.  The author of […]

CFA: Disabling Normativities, Johannesburg, Oct. 1-3, 2019 (deadline: Jun. 28, 2019), With Keynotes

The deadline for abstracts for the Disabling Normativities conference in Johannesburg, Oct. 1-3, 2019, is fast approaching. Confirmed keynote speakers are: Boaventura de Sousa Santos, Andre Keat, Shelley Lynn Tremain and France Winddance Twine Abstracts are invited for 15-minute presentations (each to be followed by open discussion). Abstracts should be 250-300 words in length, accompanied by […]

The Ugly Truth of Being a Black Professor in America

The article by George Yancy copied below appeared in The Chronicle of Higher Education on April 29, 2018. You can read or listen to the original article here. _________________________________________________________ By George Yancy APRIL 29, 2018 “Dear Nigger Professor.” That was the beginning of a message that was sent to me. There is nothing to be cherished […]

CFP: 16th Annual California Roundtable on Philosophy and Race (CRPR), Marquette University, Oct. 18-19, 2019 (deadline: May 15, 2019)

The California Roundtable on Philosophy and Race announces a call forpapers for its 16th annual roundtable. This roundtable bringstogether philosophers of race in continental and analytic traditions,and those working in related disciplines in a small and congenialsetting to share their work and develop this field further.Philosophical papers are invited on any issue regarding race,ethnicity, or […]

Helen De Cruz and Prestige Bias (in Canadian Philosophy Departments)

I greatly admire Helen De Cruz who, in my view, exhibits a genuine commitment to diversity and inclusivity in philosophy, something that is rarer than most philosophers want to acknowledge. I especially appreciate the empirical and analytical work on prestige bias in philosophy that Helen has initiated and developed. In particular, I want to commend […]

CFP: Workshop for Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy, Syracuse University, Aug. 21-23, 2019 (deadline: Mar. 30, 2019)

Keynote Speakers: Kwame Anthony Appiah (NYU), David Estlund (Brown), Sally Haslanger (MIT) We are now inviting submissions of full papers of between 7500 and 12000 words, including footnotes, to fill the remaining slots for the conference. Submitted papers will need to be fully anonymized.  Up to two papers by the same author will be considered, as long as […]

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 […]