Shifting Borders, Changing Consciousness: A Latinx & Chicanx Philosophy Reading Group

Join us in Fall 2022 for a new reading group: Shifting Borders, Changing Consciousness!

We will be reading and discussing a selection of works written by Latinx and Chicanx philosophers. The group will meet at La Casa Cultural Latina on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month from 4:00 – 5:30 pm.

Various flowers over a light blue background are overlayed with yellow boxes containing text at the top right, center, and bottom left of the poster. The text on the top-right reads “2nd & 4th Thursdays, Fall 2022, 4-5:30 pm, La Casa Cultural Latina” in medium size, bold, black font in all-caps. The text in the center reads “Shifting Borders, Changing Consciousness” in large, bold, black font, with “Latinx & Chicanx Philosophy Reading Group” in large, thin, black font. The box on the bottom left contains a blue University of Illinois “I” logo, followed by text that reads “Sponsored by the Philosophy Department, La Casa Cultural Latina, and Minorities and Philosophy (MAP)” in small, bold, black font in all-caps.

MAP @ UIUC Stands Against Anti-Black Racism

The MAP chapter at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign stands in solidarity with our Black colleagues and condemns police violence against Black Americans and anti-Black racism. With the most recent assaults on Black lives by police, we feel it is important to draw attention to the MAP organization’s statement on Anti-Black Racism and Philosophy.

Moreover, in solidarity with our Black colleagues, we would like to bring attention to the following resources:

Support Resources for Black students, faculty and staff:

Resources for Allies:

MAP @ UIUC Stands Against Anti-Asian Racism

The MAP chapter at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign stands in solidarity with our AAPI colleagues and condemns Anti-Asian racism and hate crimes against all members of the Asian diaspora. In light of the recent white supremacist and misogynistic terror attack against Asian women, our chapter would like to highlight the following resources*.

Support Resources for AAPI and Asian students, faculty, and staff:

Resources for Allies:

Statements Against Anti-Asian Racism:

* Resources and statements will be updated as we are made aware of them. A special thank you to Ashli Anda for helping to put together this list of resources.

The Philosophy of María Lugones Meets Transgender Studies: A Complex Conversation

Event Type: Virtual Discussion Group
Date: Friday, February 12
Time: 3:00-5:00 PST (5:00-7:00 CST)

Event Description: Since its inception, the theoretical frameworks undergirding Trans Studies have largely been shaped around white, anglo-queer theory and anthropological studies of gender variance. Panelists Talia Bettcher (CSULA), Pedro (PJ) DiPietro (Syracuse University), Hil Malatino (Penn State) and Andrea Pitts (UNC Charlotte) explore the relevance of María Lugones’s philosophy to a re-understanding of trans and nonbinary oppression and resistance within a decolonial feminist framework.

Co-sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and the Center for the Study of Genders and Sexualities at California State University – Los Angeles.

Undergraduate Journal CFP – The Hemlock

Welcome Cartographers!

We recently received this call for papers for undergraduate submissions! Note that the deadline is Tuesday, January 7th, 2020. In other words, this is a great opportunity to submit final papers from Fall 2019!


The Hemlock is a student-run philosophy journal based at the University of Idaho. We are in search of original philosophical papers authored by current undergraduates

The Hemlock’s call for papers this year is open to any topic in philosophy. We aim to publish essays that can be read and understood by a general educated audience. Papers must be philosophical in nature and self standing. All submissions will be peer-reviewed in anonymity. Acceptance for publication will be based on the following criteria: creativity, originality, pertinence, quality, and depth. The Hemlock would appreciate that only one paper be submitted per applicant.

DEADLINE: January 7, 2020

Submission Procedures:

    • Word count: 750-3000
    • Any Citations are in a standard format, Ex. Chicago, MLA, etc. (only if applicable)
    • Strongly suggest footnotes or end notes
    • Double spaced
    • Acceptable Fonts: Times New Roman, Ariel, or Calibri
    • Font size: 12
    • Papers will be peer-reviewed anonymously (submit manuscripts with a title page including affiliation, email, and title. Please remove any identifiers from the main text of the paper that would suggest its author.)
    • Papers should be sent as an attachment to in a Microsoft Word (.doc/.docx) or Adobe PDF format.
    • Any questions or concerns can be addressed to (Emma French, Editor-in-chief)

If you’re not sure if you should submit your paper, remember that you can reach out to your TA or your professor for advice.

Announcing the new MAP chapter at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign became the site of one of the newest chapters of the Minorities and Philosophy (MAP) organization on November 21st, 2019. We will begin hosting events in the Spring 2020 semester. Our first event will be an Information Night for undergraduate students to learn more about what MAP is, and our chapter’s goals and foci.

Along with our informational event, we hope to host events such as social nights, roundtable discussions, workshops, and other events that address (a) minority issues in the profession, (b) theoretical issues regarding philosophy of gender, race, sexual orientation, class, disability, native language, etc., and (c) philosophy done from minority perspectives.

On this website, and our social media accounts (coming soon!), we’ll post information about our upcoming events, as well as calls for papers for conferences and journals, articles of interest, links to useful resources, and announcements about relevant events hosted by other organizations and institutions.