Diversity in Philosophy
May 29-31, 2013
University of Dayton, Dayton, OH
This conference examines and addresses the underrepresentation of women and minorities in Philosophy. Participants will focus on hurdles and best practices associated with the inclusion of underrepresented groups in Philosophy. It will focus on such questions as:
- Why are there so few women and minority Philosophy majors, graduate students, and faculty members?
- What are some effective ways to improve the recruitment, retention and advancement of women and minorities in Philosophy?
- What roles do implicit bias and stereotyping play in who advances in Philosophy?
- How can the climate for women and minorities be improved?
- What role can feminist philosophers and philosophers of race, play in advancing women and minorities in Philosophy?
- What can Philosophy learn from National Science Foundation ADVANCE initiatives that address how to recruit and advance women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields?
- How can we improve the climate for other underrepresented groups in Philosophy, including those who are LGBTQ, disabled, first generation in college, or economically disadvantaged?
Goals of the conference include creating opportunities for networking and building supportive communities as well as sharing cutting edge research.