Compass: An Undergraduate Philosophy Workshop

April 14, 2018 - April 15, 2018
Department of Philosophy, University of Texas at Austin

United States


University of Texas at Austin

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On behalf of the Department of Philosophy at The University of Texas at Austin (UTA) and UTA’s chapter of Minorities and Philosophy (MAP), I’m thrilled to announce a new event: Compass: An Undergraduate Philosophy Workshop. This workshop will bring together members of underrepresented groups in philosophy, from Texas, for two days of philosophical discussion, networking and mentoring. Philosophy majors/minors from Texas universities/colleges that identify as one or more of the following are invited to apply:



•Gender queer


•Racial minority

•Religious minority

The Workshop will take place at UTA on April 14 and 15, 2018. There will be eight sessions. Six will be devoted to discussing philosophy papers – read in advance – from a range of sub-disciplines. Topics are likely to include: feminist & critical race theory, philosophy of mind, metaphysics, & ancient philosophy. The remaining two will involve mentoring workshops with faculty members from UTA. Topics are likely to include: what makes a successful graduate school application? 

We will be selecting ten students to attend the workshop. All transportation, accommodation and food costs will be covered for those selected. To apply, send an email to [email protected] with the following information, no later than February 1, 2018 at 12:00 am CMT: 

I.A statement of purpose, between 300-500 words, including answers to the following questions:

•Can you commit to reading six philosophy papers in advance of the workshop, each approximately 20 pages in length? 

•How many years of university/college have you completed? 

•How many philosophy courses have you taken? 

•Why do you think you would benefit from attending the workshop? 

II.One letter of recommendation from either a professor, teaching assistant, or (academic) mentor.

Students selected to participate will be notified in the first week of March. 

We look forward to receiving your applications. Any questions or concerns can be directed to Emilie ([email protected]). 


Emilie, Taylor, Marissa & Connor

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