UCSD Summer Program for Women in Philosophy

July 28, 2014 - August 8, 2014
Department of Philosophy, University of California, San Diego

9500 Gilman Dr. # 0119
La Jolla 92093
United States

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Jenann Ismael
University of Arizona
Gina Schouten
Illinois State University

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The Philosophy Department at the University of California, San Diego is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2014 Summer Program for Women in Philosophy, which will be held at UCSD from July 28 to August 8, 2014. The two-week program will feature two intensive courses and a variety of workshops, all geared towards providing an engaging philosophical learning experience and preparation for applying to graduate school in philosophy. Participants will be provided with housing and meals, will have transportation costs covered, will have all course and workshop materials provided, and will receive a $600 stipend.

Participants must be US citizens and enrolled in an accredited 4-year college or university. Preference will be given to applicants who will have just finished their junior year at the time of the program, but those who have finished their sophomore year are also eligible. While academic ability and philosophical promise are the main criteria for selection, the selection committee will also give some weight to applicants who come from colleges or universities with smaller or more limited resources (e.g., with very small philosophy departments that are unable to offer the same range of courses as larger departments), and also applicants who have encountered factors that present hardships to their pursuit of higher education (including financial and cultural factors). While these latter criteria will be considered and given weight in the selection process, they are not necessary for selection to the program.

The 2014 academic program will consist of two intensive courses and a small number of workshops. Gina Schouten (Illinois State University) will teach a course on Educational Justice, and Jenann Ismael (University of Arizona) will teach a course on Personal Identity and Death. In addition to these courses, there will be a small number of workshops: a workshop which will help participants hone their ability to write philosophy papers; a workshop geared towards preparation for application to philosophy graduate school; and at least one other workshop, most likely about the interface of academic philosophy with public programs, policy, and outreach.

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March 15, 2014, 3:00am PST

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