Minorities and Philosophy (MAP) Seeking Organizers

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 21/05/2018 - 4:42pm in

Minorities and Philosophy (MAP), a 104-chapter network of philosophy graduate students “that aims to examine and address issues of minority participation in academic philosophy,” is seeking to hire two international organizers.

Here’s the job description:

The role of International Organizers is largely to facilitate the success of MAP chapters and oversee the development of the larger organization. Thus, responsibilities include: conferencing regularly with other Organizers, making decisions on the growth of MAP regions and projects, coordinating with outside organizations (like the APA or funders), responding to chapter funding requests, updating the website and social media pages, collating lists of chapter activities, publishing newsletters and reports, touching base with chapter organizers, and more. In addition, MAP has recently started to initiate collaboration with National High School Ethics Bowl. Organizers receive a modest honorarium for their work. 

Criteria and application instructions are here. The application deadline is June 15, 2018.

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Who Are Philosophers Less Willing To Hire?

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 11/04/2018 - 1:35am in

George Yancey, a professor of sociology at the University of North Texas who works on anti-Christian attitudes in the United States, has researched bias in academia, and recently shared some information he had collected regarding philosophers’ hiring preferences.

He writes:

I did this quick breakdown of some of the different groups and the willingness of academic philosophers to hire them. Note that their unwillingness to hire them may be slight or may be strong. This is only the percentage that have an unwillingness to hire someone because they are a member of this group. I do not have the time right now to do a breakdown by being slightly, moderately or strongly more unwilling to hire from that group but do not want to overestimate the degree of rejection either.



The data was collected as research for his 2011 book, Compromising Scholarship: Religious and Political Bias in American Higher Education.

What follows are the names of the groups Yancey asked about followed by the percentage of the 159 philosophers he surveyed indicating either a slight or strong unwillingness to hire members of that group:

Yancy adds:

I think philosophy does better than most humanities and social sciences but not as well as the natural sciences with it comes to accepting deviate social groups. As a sociologist I have no dog in that fight and am just telling it like I see it.

Discussion welcome. Please be respectful of each other and mindful of stereotypes.

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Andy Warhol's Girls

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 07/06/2016 - 11:57pm in


gender, Sexuality

Eleri Watson explores Andy Warhol's relationships with women. Eleri Watson gives a short talk at the Ashmolean Museum's Live Friday: Framed!, on her research into Andy Warhol's relationships with women.
Eleri is a DPhil candidate in English Literature at the University of Oxford, writing on ‘Fag Hags, Breeders and Idols' . This project revisits Eve Sedgwick's question of 'what a fag hag means', looking at the representation of the fag hag in twentieth-century homosexual literature and broader popular culture.