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Wednesday, October 30, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Erin Shepherd
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The UPDirectory—Directory of Philosophers from Underrepresented Groups in Philosophy currently contains entries for more than 1,600 philosophers in the English-speaking world who are members of underrepresented groups in philosophy, including women, racial and ethnic minorities, disabled philosophers, and LGBTQ philosophers, among others. It is the only resource that collects information about the work of philosophers from underrepresented groups.

Conference organizers can use the UPDirectory to locate philosophers from underrepresented groups with expertise in the subject of the conference. Editors can use it to find referees or contributors to anthologies. Hiring committees can use it to broaden their applicant pools. Philosophy instructors can use it to construct more inclusive syllabi.

Participation in the UPDirectory is voluntary. In order to keep the directory current, we ask philosophers from underrepresented groups to enter themselves using the “Want to Add Yourself?” form. If you are included in the database but your information is incorrect, please fill out the “Request to Edit Information” form. You may suggest other living philosophers to be listed by using the “Want to Add Someone Else?” form. Those suggested will be asked for their permission to be entered into the UPDirectory.

The UPDirectory was created by Ruth Chang, Rebecca Millsop, Tina Botts, Manuel Vargas, Sally Haslanger, and Elizabeth Anderson. Support for the UPDirectory was provided by the APA Committee on the Status of Women, the APA Committee on the Status of Black Philosophers, MIT, the University of Michigan, Rutgers University, and the University of San Francisco.

Please help keep the UPDirectory current by sharing this message with underrepresented philosophers, especially new graduate students, lecturers, and assistant professors. We hope you will find this directory to be a valuable resource!

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