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What It’s Like to be an HBCU Faculty Member: Brandon Hogan

by Shay Welch The purpose of this APA Blog series, What It’s Like to be an HBCU Faculty Member, is to spotlight faculty members in our profession who work at historically Black colleges and universities, which are minority serving institutions. The blog also aims to introduce and familiarize faculty members at majority serving institutions with [More]

Vulnerability, Freedom, and Political Transformation

by Laura McMahon On January 9, 1961 in Athens, Georgia, 19-year-old Charlayne Hunter-Gault and 19-year-old Hamilton Holmes became the first African American students to enroll at the University of Georgia after a two-year administrative and legal battle. This occasion was not welcomed peacefully by many of their prospective white classmates: Hunter-Gault’s and Holmes’s enrolment was [More]

Prize Competition: Feminist analytic theology 

Thanks to funding from the American Philosophical Association’s Diversity and Inclusiveness Fund, the editors of the Journal of Analytic Theology are pleased to announce a prize competition for the best paper in feminist analytic theology. We understand feminist analytic theology in a broad sense to also include intersectional perspectives. Every eligible submission will be considered [More]

Fashion and Feminism

by Amie Leigh Zimmer Philosophers and feminists have always agreed on one thing: fashion is not a topic that merits serious philosophical consideration. Karen Hanson argues that this unexpected alliance between feminism and philosophy results from fashion’s association with ephemerality, instability, and change: all of which run counter to a philosophical quest for eternal and [More]

The Mesoamerican Philosophy Renaissance

500 years after the conquistadors began burning books written by the original philosophers of Mexico and Guatemala, America’s classical thinking now rise like a phoenix from the ashes. Nahua and Maya philosophy hand us a mirror for our era. On October 1st, the renowned emeritus professor Miguel León-Portilla (1926–2019) passed away in Tenochtitlan, better known [More]

Hanétha Vété-Congolo, President of the Caribbean Philosophical Association

by Lewis Gordon Dr. Hanétha Vété-Congolo, Professor of Romance Languages and an affiliate in the Latin American Studies Program and the Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies Program at Bowdoin College, was elected President of the Caribbean Philosophical Association (CPA) in August 2019.  She began her three-year term on January 1, 2020. Professor Vété-Congolo earned doctorate [More]

White Philosophers: It’s Time to Stop Using Digital Blackface

by Savannah Pearlman The origins of blackface date from the early 19th century minstrel shows, in which white actors blackened their faces to take up racist, exaggerated and stereotypical black personas. White actors appropriated and distorted the identity performance of black individuals, portraying them as lazy, promiscuous, jolly, or idiotic—all for the enjoyment of (predominantly) [More]

How to Philosophize with an Affinity of Hammers: Censorship and Reproductive Freedom in France

by Jill Drouillard On Oct. 24, 2019, French philosopher Sylviane Agacinski was scheduled to speak at the Université de Bordeaux-Montaigne on « l’être humain à l’époque de sa reproductibilité technique » [the human being in the era of its technological reproducibility]. Amidst “violent threats” and their purported inability to assure the safety of Agacinski, the organizers cancelled [More]

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