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Visit the new UPDirectory website

Friday, May 18, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Erin Shepherd
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At the request of its creators, the American Philosophical Association has taken on the operations of the UPDirectory. We invite you to visit the new UPDirectory website. We have made some minor changes to the appearance and the way it works under the hood, but the mission, data, menus, and overall functionality of the site remain the same.

The UPDirectory—Directory of Philosophers from Underrepresented Groups in Philosophy—currently contains entries for over 1,000 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 add themselves to the directory. You can also update your information or invite other philosophers to be listed.

The UPDirectory was created and developed 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 spreading the word to underrepresented philosophers, especially new graduate students, lecturers, and assistant professors.


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