A group of philosophers are creating additional databases modeled after the Women of Philosophy database.
We are a group of volunteers working to create searchable directories of philosophers who are members of underrepresented minority groups in philosophy. Each directory will be modeled on the Women of Philosophy directory at www.womenofphilosophy.com, which is searchable by name, affiliation, position, geographical location, area of specialization, and primary research interests. That database has been very successful, with over 8,000 hits in the first month of its launch. The Latina/o & Hispanic Philosophers Directory, based on this model, will be launched soon. Our aim is to create similar directories for Asian philosophers, Black philosophers, and indigenous philosophers.
All directories will be accessible to the general public by a link placed on the APA website. Participation in the database is fully voluntary.
Our aim in creating these directories is to provide members of these constituencies an opportunity to gain greater exposure and recognition for their philosophical work. We believe that the directories will be a useful resource for editors, hiring committees, conference organizers and other philosophers seeking to locate and learn about the work of philosophers who are members of historically underrepresented groups in the profession. We also hope that these directories will facilitate greater networking and support among members within and across these groups.
We ask that you go to the following link:
and fill out the database form with your information and then click the ‘submit’ tab at the bottom. A moderator will upload your information to the database. You are free to leave blank any question you do not want to answer. You will have the opportunity to update and alter your database entry after it is published.
If you know of other Latina/o or Hispanic philosophers who might like to have their information published in this database, please forward this email to them. We hope to have as comprehensive and accurate a database as possible.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email any of us. We are excited by this project and hope we can count on your participation in helping to make members of underrepresented groups within philosophy more visible in the profession.
This project cannot succeed without you! We thank you for your help.
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and John Rawls Collegiate Professor of Philosophy and Women’s Studies, The University of Michigan
Chair, APA Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion
President-Elect, APA Central Division
Tina Fernandes Botts
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, UNC Charlotte
Chair, APA Committee on the Status of Black Philosophers
Professor of Philosophy, Rutgers University
(Incoming) APA Ombudsperson
Member, Committee on the Status of Women
Ford Professor of Philosophy and Women’s & Gender Studies, MIT
President, APA Eastern Division
Professor of Philosophy and Law
University of San Francisco
Pacific Division Representative, APA Board of Directors
Member, Defense of the Professional Rights of Philosophers Committee
*APA affiliations are listed for identification purposes only.