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Black Women Philosophers Conference (DAY 2 - March 16th 2019)

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Black Women Philosophers Conference (DAY 2 - March 16th 2019)

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What does a philosopher look like? Inevitably, our mental pictures are shaped by the dominant imagery of the white male marble busts of Greco-Roman antiquity—Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, Seneca—and their modern European heirs—Hobbes, Descartes, Locke, Rousseau, Kant, Hegel, Mill. Even today Western philosophy is largely male and overwhelmingly white—about 97 percent in the U.S., close to 100 percent in Europe. Diversifying the field requires expanding our corporeal imaginary of its practitioners. This conference, timed to honor Professor Anita Allen-Castellitto (Penn), the first black female President in the 100-year-plus history of the American Philosophical Association, aims to showcase the work of a traditionally under-represented population, challenging these preconceptions. Allen and fifteen other black women will speak on their research across a wide variety of philosophical topics.

Co-sponsored by: The Center for the Humanities at the Graduate Center-CUNY, the Advanced Research Collaborative at the Graduate Center-CUNY, The American Philosophical Association Committee on the Status of Black Philosophers, The New York Society for Women in Philosophy (NYSWIP)

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Anita Allen-Castellitto, University of Pennsylvania (Keynote Speaker)

Kathryn Belle, Penn State University

Myisha Cherry, UC Riverside

Emmalon Davis, New School for Social Research

Nathifa Greene, Gettysburg College

Devonya Havis, Canisius College

Janine Jones, University of North Carolina Greensboro

Axelle Karera, Wesleyan University

Michele Moody-Adams, Columbia University

Mickaella Perina, University of Massachusetts Boston

Camisha Russell, University of Oregon

Jackie Scott, Loyola University Chicago

Kris Sealey, Fairfield University

Jameliah Shorter-Bourhanou, Georgia College, College of the Holy Cross

Anika Simpson, Morgan State University

Briana Toole, CUNY Baruch College

Yolonda Wilson, Howard University

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For the 1st day of the conference, March 16th, register here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/black-women-philosophers-conference-day-1-march-15th-2019-registration-56225763773

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