The New York City Minorities and Philosophy Spring Workshop Series (NY-MAPWorks)

January 23, 2018 - May 8, 2018
NYU, Columbia, The Graduate Center, CUNY & The New School

New York
United States

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The Minorities and Philosophy (MAP) chapters of Columbia, The New School, NYU, Princeton, Rutgers, and The Graduate Center, CUNY, are hosting NY-MAPWorks, a spring 2018 workshop series that will feature the work of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from groups underrepresented in academic philosophy.

The Format:

The series will alternate locations in New York City (see below for full list of dates and locations). Each workshop will take place from 7 to 9:30 p.m. and consist of two talks, one by a presenter from one of the organizing institutions, and one by a presenter from an external institution. Each presenter will have a 50-minute session consisting of a 25-30 minute talk and a 20-25 minute Q&A. The workshop will conclude with a reception.

Dates and Locations:

Feb. 20, 7-8:45pm @ New School (6 E 16th, Wolff Conf. Room (1103))

  • Sofia Ortiz-Hinojosa (Vassar), "Virtue Epistemology in Sor Juana"
  • Martin Abreu Zavaleta (NYU), "Communication and Variance"

March 6, 7-8:45pm @ CUNY Grad Center (365 5th Ave, Room C205)

  • Aaron Landau (Columbia), “Learning from Injustice: Pragmatism as Nonideal Theory”
  • Dee Payton (Rutgers), “Processing Blame on Fragmented Grounds”

April 17, 7-8:45pm @ Columbia (405 Kent Hall)

  • Fatema Amijee (Simon Fraser), "Feminist Islam"
  • Filipa Melo Lopes (Michigan), “Gender and the Social Standing Thesis”

May 8, 7-8:45 @ NYU (5 Washington Pl., Room 202)

  • Wendy Salkin (Harvard), “Democracy Within, Justice Without: The Duties of Informal Political Representatives”
  • Shannon Brick (CUNY), "Can Pictures Make Us Morally Better?”


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