Joyce Mitchell Cook Conference

December 4, 2015 - December 5, 2015
Department of Philosophy, Yale University

Linsly-Chittenden Hall, Rooms 102 and 211, 63 High Street, Old Campus
New Haven 06511
United States


  • Jason Stanley (Yale University)

All speakers:

Leonard Harris
Purdue University
Lorenzo Simpson
Stony Brook University
Anita Allen
University of Pennsylvania
Kristie Dotson
Michigan State University
Jorge L.A. Garcia
Boston College
Kathryn Gines
Pennsylvania State University
Robert Gooding-Williams
Columbia University
Denise James
University of Dayton
Chris Lebron
Yale University
Charles Mills
Northwestern University
Elliot Paul
Columbia University
Tommie Shelby
Harvard University
Paul Taylor
Pennsylvania State University
Jorge Valadez
Our Lady of the Lake University
George Yancy
Duquesne University


Jorge Garcia
Boston College
Robert Gooding-Williams
Columbia University
Chris Lebron
Yale University
Jason Stanley
Yale University

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The Yale Philosophy Department is pleased to host the Joyce Mitchell Cook Conference on Friday and Saturday, December 4th and 5th, 2015.  Dr. Cook was the first African American woman to earn a PhD in Philosophy in the US, which she earned at Yale.  The conference brings together an esteemed group of scholars to honor the life and work of Dr. Cook, including a keynote by Dr. George Yancy.  

The conference will be held on the Yale University Old Campus, in Linsly-Chittenden Hall, Rooms 102 and 211, 63 High Street, New Haven, CT 06511.  The conference is free and open to the public.

The Joyce Mitchell Cook Conference is committed to accessibility. All accommodation requests should be sent to the Joyce Mitchell Cook Conference Assistants, Sarah Braasch, at, and/or Yuan Yuan, at

Please feel free to contact the Joyce Mitchell Cook Conference Assistants, Sarah Braasch, at, and Yuan Yuan, at, with any questions or concerns.

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