A commenter asked recently what the progress is on compiling a parallel, to something like the women-friendly or feminist-supportive philosophy graduate programs, in philosophy of race or in high achievement in diversity. I punted the question with a professorial ‘efforts are proceeding’ sort of answer, but it is too good a question to leave in the comments.
A few programs that take diversity to be central missions and/or provide robust opportunities for concerted work on race leap to mind, and commenters are invited to direct readers’ attention to others. Please forbear from too much speculation if you really don’t know or have only third-hand impressions; bear in mind that prospective students genuinely want to know of the possibilities and your reasons for stating them. Suggestions would be great for either MA or PhD programs, but if you can, specify whether the program you mention is one or the other.
The program in which my department coworkers and I have often taken an interest is the MA / PhD program at University of Memphis, which has strengths in both concerted attention to diversity (in faculty and students), and scholarship, especially with the addition of Bill Lawson and the ongoing participation of philosophers such as Sarah Clark Miller.
Please feel free to add your own information about other programs in the comments. Inquiring minds appreciate the answers!
UPDATE: I contacted a few people to invite comment, and heard back happy news from the incomparable Linda Alcoff:
The Pluralist’s Guide to Philosophy list I have been working on for over 2 years will shortly be up. Everything is done, we are just waiting on our web design to finish. So look for it in a month — it will have lists on critical race philosophy, feminist philosophy, and more.
Thanks, Linda! I’ll post a new announcement when it comes out. Meanwhile, feel free to continue to contribute to students’ knowledge in comments, while we wait. And stay tuned!