CFP: Graduate Student Council, APA 2020 Central Meeting--Productive Conversations on Problematic Issues: Graduate Student Edition

Submission deadline: September 30, 2019

Conference date(s):
February 26, 2020 - February 29, 2020

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Conference Venue:

American Philosophical Association
Chicago, United States


Productive Conversations on Problematic Issue: Graduate Student Edition

The Graduate Student Council of the American Philosophical Association invites proposals for an affiliated session exploring the scholarship and voices surrounding common graduate student challenges for the 2020 Central Division meeting of the APA, February, 26–29, in Chicago, IL.

There are a number of challenges which are particularly pernicious for a majority of graduate students and early-career philosophers such as, impostor syndrome, establishing authority in the classroom, setting appropriate boundaries with students and advisors, balancing teaching with research and coursework, and feelings of isolation—just to name a few.

This session aims to facilitate productive and scholarly discussions around these issues as they relate to the experiences of graduate students. We welcome abstracts that tackle any of the listed challenges or any other challenges related to graduate study, professional life, and social life in philosophy. Preference will be given to proposals that either (a) demonstrate significant engagement with relevant scholarship on the topic, or (b) describe a clear question for facilitated discussion.

Format: Graduate Student Council sessions are expected to be highly interactive. The 250-500 word proposal should indicate how audience members will participate in the session. Please send abstracts for anonymized review to Danielle Clevenger at by September 27th, 2019. In the subject line of the email please put "2020 GSC Central Proposal", and in the body of the email include the presenter(s) name(s), institutional affiliation(s), presentation title, and note if any of the presenters are graduate students or early-career philosophers. 

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