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Thursday, June 16, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Erin Shepherd
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The UPDirectory—Directory of Philosophers from Underrepresented Groups in Philosophy currently contains entries for over 1,200 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. And anyone can study the connections among different underrepresented groups by checking the Data Analysis tab in the directory.

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. 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 is brought to you 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, University of Michigan, Rutgers University, and University of San Francisco.

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


Elizabeth Anderson
Chair, APA Task Force on Inclusion and Diversity

The American Philosophical Association
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