MAP-Penn Conference on Philosophy of Race

Location: Online

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MAP-Penn Conference on Philosophy of Race

Friday, November 6, 2020 3 pm  —  Sunday, November 8, 2020 3 pm


In keeping with the aims of both MAP International and MAP-Penn, previous iterations of the MAP-Penn conference have focused on Non-Western Philosophies, Global Feminisms, and Inclusive Pedagogies & Methodologies. This year’s conference is focused on aspects of Philosophy of Race. This includes notions of race and ethnicity in medicine, in philosophy of science, in philosophy of law, in the history of philosophy, in social, political and ethical philosophy, in one’s personal experiences as a philosopher, and in canon (re)formation.

This conference is generously supported by Marc Sanders Foundation and the following bodies at the University of Pennsylvania: The Graduate Student Government of the School of Arts & Sciences (SASgov), Department of Philosophy, Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, and Department of Africana Studies.

We have eight speakers this year:

  • Keynotes: Jennifer M. Morton (UNC-Chapel Hill), Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò (Georgetown), and Mickaella L. Perina (UMass Boston)
  • Other speakers: César Cabezas (Temple), Patrick O’Donnell (Oakton Community College), Alex R. Steers-McCrum (CUNY), Miron Clay-Gilmore (University of Edinburgh), and Sarah Clairmont (McGill).

We have also invited faculty and graduate student commentators-at-large. You can find the names of our CALs here.

Attendance is free, but advance registration is required. Please register via our website.

Questions? Please contact one of our organizers:

  • Sara Purinton (
  • Youngbin Yoon (
  • Ian Peebles (
  • Tiina Rosenqvist (