PIKSI 2013

From swip-l:

Philosophy in an Inclusive Key
A Summer Institute for Undergraduates
August 3–August 10, 2013
Philosophy: Experience, Reflection, Transformation
Ellen K. Feder, Director
Associate Professor of Philosophy, American University
Guest Faculty: Linda Alcoff, Professor of Philosophy, CUNY
Brad Elliott Stone, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy,
Chair, African American Studies, Loyola Marymount University
Mariana Ortega, Professor, Department of Philosophy, John Carroll University
Along with works in feminist, critical race, disability, and queer theory, students will read historical and contemporary philosophical texts that explore recurring human concerns and investigate the ways in which experience informs philosophical reflection. In addition, writing assignments, visiting lecturers, and mentoring will help students learn that their own perspectives matter to philosophy.
Participants will be named
Iris Marion Young Diversity Fellows.
Designed to encourage undergraduates from underrepresented groups to consider future study of philosophy, PIKSI emphasizes the on-going project of greater inclusiveness that is transforming the discipline, inviting students to be participants in the conversation. Undergraduate women or men from underrepresented groups such as African Americans, Chicano/as and Latino/as, Native Americans, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, LGBTs, economically disadvantaged communities, and people with disabilities are urged to apply. Transportation and lodging are provided. Stipends are awarded to all.
APPLICATIONS DUE: April 15, 2013
For more details see
Co-Sponsors: APA • FEAST • Penn State’s Rock Ethics Institute, College of The Liberal Arts, and Department of Philosophy• Iris Marion Young Diversity Scholars Fund.
2012 Institutional Co-Sponsors: Stony Brook University • Michigan State University • University of Washington • Ann Arbor Philosophers’ PIKSI Funding Initiative.
To download a flier for posting, please go to http://rockethics.psu.edu/education/piksi/

6 thoughts on “PIKSI 2013

  1. Why doesn’t the website reflect that applications are open for 2013? I have been trying to get information on this event for months and to find out if they are now accepting applications.

  2. The link is to the Rock Ethics Institute site, and the staff–who are short-handed at the moment–are aware of the need to post the updated information, and it will be up soon. Thanks for your patience, everyone. I’ve been on the board of PIKSI from the beginning, and it’s a really terrific program!

  3. When I looked at this the other day, it said that they were no longer taking applications. Was I looking at a page that hadn’t been updated yet?

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