Minorities and Philosophy
The CEU Department of Philosophy is a member of MAP (Minorities and Philosophy), a graduate student-led initiative in English-speaking philosophy departments across the world. The initiative is meant to address issues of minority participation in academic philosophy, to provide a platform for discussion of theoretical issues concerning philosophy of gender/race/sexual orientation/class/disability etc., as well as to foster engagement with philosophy done from minority perspectives.
The department’s chapter is committed to the abovementioned objectives. The department has hosted meetings, discussions and talks on MAP-related topics, and is planning film screenings on such topics. Building an open atmosphere that allows for informal mentoring of students, with a special focus on dealing with problems of minority participation and implicit bias in the field is another commitment of the chapter.
Currently, the chapter divides up some leadership roles:
- Communication officer: Marteen Van Doorn
- Events officer: Marta Santuccio
- Grant application officer: Tertia Davis
Other active group members are: Jamie Elliott, Justin Leuba, Valentina Martinis. Support from the faculty side comes from Maria Kronfeldner.
We welcome new members as well as suggestions of possible activities and events!
Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 04/10/2017: Welcome Event and Meeting with Dorothea Frede
- 22/02/2017: Meeting with Rebekka Hufendiek
- 13/03/2018: Talk by Esa Diaz Leon
- 07/11/2018: Natalie Ashton, interviewed by Jamie Elliott and Valentina Martinis.
MAP application and first steps were done (AY 2016-17) by: Olesya Bondarenko, Jamie Elliott, Zsofi Gode, Murat Gulsacan, Maria Kronfeldner (faculty), Marko Konjovic, Marta Santuccio. In AY 2017-18, MAP involved a director (Marta Santuccio), a mentoring program team (Garrett Mindt, Jamie Elliot, Yulia Kanygina, Heather Morris, Jelena Slavic, Daria Vitasovic), and an events team (Marta Santuccio, Daria Vitasovic).