Undergraduate Philosophy Conference @ LUC & Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

March 29, 2019 - March 30, 2019
Philosophy Department, Loyola University, Chicago

1020 W Sheridan Rd
Chicago 60660
United States

This will be an accessible event, including organized related activities

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  • Minorities and Philosophy (MAP) LUC Chapter

Keynote speakers:

Marquette University


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LUC Philosophy Department & Minorities and Philosophy (MAP) LUC Chapter present the second annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference!

March 29th @ Museum of Contemporary Art
Minorities and Philosophy (MAP) Philosophy & Art Guided Tour

March 30th @ Loyola University Chicago
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Grant Silva (Marquette University)

* Please note: times are tentative, event page will be updated as schedule is finalized *


Deadline extended! Feb. 22nd 

Announcing the second annual Loyola undergraduate philosophy conference! This public conference, sponsored by the Loyola philosophy department, will feature the work of Loyola undergraduate philosophers as well as their peers in other Chicago-area institutions and will take place on March 30, 2019, on Lakeshore campus.

Please submit a proposal of 200-300 words for a presentation on any philosophical topic of your choice by Friday, Feb. 15th to [email protected] and [email protected] Papers written for class are welcomed and encouraged, as well as proposals for prospective papers. If you have an idea you’d like to share, please consider submitting it.

This year, we are also welcoming the Minorities and Philosophy (MAP) program into our conference lineup! MAP is a collection of students in philosophy departments nationwide that aims to examine and address issues of minority participation in academic philosophy, and our Loyola chapter will be hosting a series of art-centered conference presentations at the Museum of Contemporary Art in downtown Chicago.

Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Grant Silva, assistant professor at Marquette University specializing in Latin American philosophy, political philosophy, and the philosophy of race/ethics of racism. He has worked with the National Endowment for the Humanities (UCLA summer 2011, "Re-thinkining International Migration") and is a member of the APA Committee for Hispanics in Philosophy. Dr. Silva is currently writing on the problem of democratic exclusion, the dynamic nature of racism, and the challenges that undocumented immigration and the militarization of the border pose to mainstream political philosophy.

All Chicago-area undergraduate students with an interest in philosophy are encouraged to submit an abstract for consideration. Presenting at undergraduate conferences is an excellent way to build your resume, get experience sharing your ideas, and (perhaps most important!) spend the day with others on campus who are interested in philosophy. 

Send your papers and any questions to the conference organizers: Yiran Zhang ([email protected]) and Joe Vukov ([email protected]).

Note: this CFP is open to all undergraduate students, however we are not able to secure travel funding for out-of-town undergraduates. If you would like to submit an abstract and present at the conference, we suggest that you contact the undergraduate program director at your school's department to ask if travel funding is available. 

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