Foreigners in Philosophy Workshop


Foreigners in Philosophy Workshop
University of California, Berkeley
March 29, 2016
Invited Speaker: Teresa Blankmeyer Burke

9:30 – 9:50 Opening remarks: “Why a philosophy workshop on foreigners?” Saray Ayala

9:50 – 10:25 “On being this (Arab-)American doing analytic philosophy in Belgium” Jonathan Shaheen

10:25 – 11:00 “The role of political arrangement in legal philosophy: A foreigner’s perspective” Makoto Usami

11:00 – 11:20 Coffee break

11:20 – 11:55 “On being placed differently in philosophy: Towards greater inclusivity in the profession”  Rebecca Bamford

11:55 – 12:30 “Composition or proposition? The ontology of the philosophical work and the language issue in contemporary philosophy” Enrico Terrone & Filippo Contesi

12:30 – 2:00 Lunch break

2:00 – 2:35 “The many ways of being foreigner” Verena Erlenbusch

2:35 – 3:10 “Lacking a language: Amatonormativity and hermeneutical injustice” Esa Diaz-Leon

3:10 – 3:25 Coffee break

3:25 – 4:45 Keynote speaker: Teresa Blankmeyer Burke

“”You’re not from around here are you?” Adventive experiences of a deaf philosopher”

4:45 – 5:30 General discussion


This event is free, but registration is required. Visit:

We welcome persons with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations upon request. If you would like reasonable accommodations for this event, please contact Saray Ayala at by March 22.


This workshop is possible thanks to the generous support of Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy.

Organizers: Ásta Sveinsdóttir, Shelley Wilcox, Jennifer Hudin, Saray Ayala

Sponsored by: San Francisco State University Philosophy Department, and Berkeley Social Ontology Group.