CFP: Suffrage and Democracy

Submission deadline: October 28, 2019

Conference date(s):
February 22, 2020

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Conference Venue:

Philosophy Department, Mercer University
Macon, United States

Topic areas


Conference Theme:

Women’s Suffrage – 100 Years Later

We welcome papers that engage the theme in any of a wide variety of ways. This theme opens up a number of possible topics, especially in political philosophy, feminist philosophy, and gender studies including, but not limited to:

  • Gender or sexuality issues, e.g.: persistent problems of gender or sexuality inequality and subordination, or intersections among gender, sexuality, and other identities.
  • Voting rights and access, e.g: current debates about voter registration or about the disenfranchisement of groups such as immigrants and ex-felons
  • Democracy in general, e.g.: democratic vs. other forms of government; the ethics of representative government; the duty to be informed.

We encourage original philosophical approaches to the theme.

Submissions from graduate students are welcome. Please send papers of approximately 3000 words prepared for blind review by Monday, 10/28/2019 to If you are interested and willing to provide a commentary response to a paper at the conference, please email your name and general areas of interest.

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