CFP: MAP-Penn Conference on Racial Justice

Submission deadline: February 25, 2024

Conference date(s):
May 17, 2024 - May 18, 2024

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The University of Pennsylvania chapter of Minorities and Philosophy (MAP) is pleased to announce our eighth annual conference: MAP-Penn Conference on Racial Justice. 

For this conference, we are soliciting anonymized abstracts of 500-750 words on any aspect of racial justice. We construe the topic of racial justice broadly. We are interested in the nature of racial justice and its connections to race, (in)justice, oppression, and other issues in the philosophy of race and social and political philosophy. We also welcome abstracts that show connections between racial (in)justice and aesthetics, philosophy of law, bioethics, normative ethics, social epistemology, and the history of philosophy, among other areas of philosophy.

Please send abstracts to [email protected] with subject line 'MAP Racial Justice Conference' by February 25, 2024. 

The abstracts should be prepared for anonymous review and submitted in .pdf, .docx, or .doc format. The document containing the abstract should only contain the abstract’s title and the abstract. Your name, email, or any other identifying information should not be included in the document containing the abstract. Please specify your name, institutional role, institution (if any), and title of the abstract in the body of the email. 

Presenters will be notified about the status of their submission via email by the end of March.

Conference dates: May 17th and 18th, 2024

Keynote Speakers: Jacoby Carter (Howard University) and Laura Valentini (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München)

The conference will take place on Zoom for a few hours each day with breaks in between talks. We will provide Zoom captioning (but not ASL interpreters unless otherwise requested). Abstracts for each talk will be published on our website, and we will invite our presenters to distribute their slides/handouts one day in advance.

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We aim to make the conference as accessible as possible. Please contact us about any other access needs as soon as possible.

Conference organizers: Kordell Dixon, Maximilian Gebauer, Raul Ibarra Herrera, Kate Nicole Hoffman, Lauren Perry, Sara Purinton, Ezekiel Vergara, Jacqueline Wallis, Youngbin Yoon

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