What is it like to be a person of colour in philosophy?

Go check it out!

This blog contains narratives of personal experiences, submitted by readers, of life in philosophy as a person of color. Some of these stories will undoubtedly be accounts of racial bias, whether explicit, unconscious, or institutional. However, other posts will be accounts of progress being undertaken or achieved.

This is a project of several philosophers of all colors, moderated by a group of philosophy faculty from a variety of institutions. It is partly inspired by the thoughtful conversations that grew up around the blog What is it Like to be a Woman in Philosophy.

We invite everyone to contribute. Many posts will be written by people of color in philosophy. But we hope that not all will be.

Hypatia-CSW conference and cfp

NOTE: the “p” in the cfp is more like an abstract!

Exploring Collaborative Contestations and Diversifying Philosophy, May 28-30, 2015

Hypatia and the APA Committee on the Status of Women have joined forces to offer an exciting conference event! Two conferences will be held in conjunction with one another, together with an array of workshops sponsored by the Hypatia Local Board on everything from publishing in philosophy to bystander training. We hope you will join us at Villanova!

Keynote speakers: Anita Allen, Charles Mills, Anita Silvers

In addition to the open calls for papers, we are pleased to say that a number of professional organizations are sponsoring sessions: SWIP Analytic, philoSOPHIA, MALCS, SWIP Germany, ESWIP, aFEAST, CSWIP, SAF, SWIP Netherlands, SSGA, SWIP UK, CBWP

More information may be found at: http://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/artsci/hypatiaconference.html
(Registration page coming soon)

Stay an extra day to attend the Site Visit Training Workshop, May 31, 2015 Email Peggy DesAutels (peggy.desautels@gmail.com) for more information on the Site Visit Training workshop.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.


Sally J. Scholz, Ph.D.
Editor, Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy

Anne Jacobson
CSW program chair

When suicide is your retirement plan

The CHE has a heartbreaking story about a situation all too easy to see and foresee. What are the moral obligation of TT profs who have facilitated it?

… But professors who serve on a temporary or at-will basis can spend a lifetime working with no upward mobility and no ability to amass savings. The retirement-planning structure that benefits tenured professors doesn’t work for adjuncts, they say, and their colleges often leave them on their own when it comes to their post-teaching security.

Over the past few months, I’ve talked with a number of adjuncts in their 60s. Many of them say they don’t know how they will survive if they’re too old to teach, if they get sick, or if their institutions decide not to renew their contracts. Many believe they’ll never be able to retire.

– See more at: https://chroniclevitae.com/news/818-suicide-is-my-retirement-plan?cid=wb&utm_source=wb&utm_medium=en#sthash.51gICYj9.dpuf