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Indiana University Bloomington

MAP @ Indiana University

IU MAP Chapter

Minorities and Philosophy (MAP) is a collection of students in English-speaking philosophy departments that aims to examine and address issues of minority participation in academic philosophy. Though primarily led by graduate students, MAP also relies on faculty support and encourages undergraduate participation. 

Through MAP's network, students can exchange ideas on topics related to minorities and philosophy, meet and support peers, and learn from other philosophy departments. 

Our chapter aims to address minority issues in the profession, theoretical issues regarding philosophy of gender, race, sexual orientation, class, disability, native language, etc, and philosophy done from minority perspectives. 

Meeting formats include: external or internal speakers, reading groups, film screenings, mentorship events for undergraduates or graduates, panel discussions, practical workshops (e.g., on communication techniques, navigating stereotype threat or implicit bias). 

In the short term, MAP provides a forum for students to discuss these topics and connect with interested peers. In the long term, we hope that MAP will contribute to improved department cultures and facilitate increased participation of underrepresented groups in academic philosophy. 

You can learn more about the international organization here

Our chapter representatives are Savannah Pearlman (spearlma at iu.edu), Katja Kaelin (kakaelin at indiana.edu), Levi Tenen (ltenen at indiana.edu), and Tufan Kiymaz (tkiymaz at indiana.edu).