Susanne Sreedhar has asked us to post this:
The 2018 Eastern APA is rapidly approaching in January. This year’s conference promises to stand out in its focus on philosophical topics and questions of interest to feminists and critical race theorists, as well as philosophers of gender, sexuality, identity, and political vulnerability. There are sessions on topics from “Black Feminism After Trump” to “Continental Feminism and Trans Studies: Queer Curiosity” to “The Philosophical Significance of James Baldwin” to “Refugees, International Law, and the Obligations of States” to “Masculinity” to “Philosophy and Activism.” Virginia Held is giving the Dewey Lectures. Nancy Frasier is giving the presidential address. Come hear Charles Mills and Cornell West on capitalism, Steve Darwall and Howard McGary on reparations, George Yancy, Tommy Curry, and Naomi Zack on the status of Blacks in philosophy, Danielle Allen on education and equality, and Elizabeth Brake on marriage.
For all of this and more, I would like to draw your attention to the list below. Because there so much, I’ve only included the session titles. Please check the program for full information. While this isn’t an exhaustive list of all the exciting philosophical work being done in new areas and by new scholars – and my sincere apologies to those I’ve inadvertently left out! – I take it to be representative of the fresh voices, topics, and ideas currently invigorating the APA. Of course, diversity and inclusivity are always a work in progress, and there is still so much to be done on several fronts, but I take this to be a promising development in the character of our professional organization.
As you can see, these sessions feature an amazing array of exciting philosophical scholars, both established and emerging. Those of you familiar with past programs will recognize that this is an exciting and welcome new direction for the Eastern APA. I hope you will join me in Savannah in January for what promises to be a stimulating and provocative philosophical conversation.
I would be grateful if you could circulate this list to your networks, forwarding it to individuals, groups, and listservs to whom it may be of interest.