This blog is your platform. It’s not a place where a perceived authority is going to pass judgement on the inner workings of professionalised philosophy. (God knows there are enough of those.) Rather, this blog is a platform for the research, opinions and news of marginalised people in philosophy, and we’re aiming to facilitate cross-institution communication on a national (maybe even global!) scale. We want to boost the voice of the marginalised and oppressed, and change philosophy for the better. This is a joint project in which we can write the future of philosophy together.
To do this, we need YOU.
We’re open to a blog post on any topic, all you need to do is send us your pitch. For guidance, we have a non-exhaustive list of what we’re looking at hosting.
If you're working on:
issues of under-representation in philosophy;
theoretical issues regarding philosophy of gender, race, sexual orientation, class, disability, native language, etc.; and/or
anything in philosophy as a marginalised person
...we'd like to host your research. Whether this is a precis of an article you've just published, some work-in-progress, or something you'd like to start a discussion on, we'd love to hear from you.
There's a vast amount in the discipline of philosophy (and society at large) that deserves comment. Sometimes these pieces won't be suitable for journals or are too time sensitive to wait the years it takes to get through the journal review process. That's where we can help. From cultural appropriation to sexism and misogynoir, we'd like to hear your views on issues in the discipline, issues in society, and strategies for change.
Pitch us your opinion piece!
Work that we all do to improve philosophy and the academy is often isolated from larger movements and can struggle to establish wider support. This can stunt project growth and prevent everyone from following good practice developed elsewhere. Our platform can help.
So, if you're a MAP chapter in the UK or elsewhere, or an organisation working towards similar aims, we want to publicise your work. Whether you're working to diversify curricula, organise staff and students or provide 'access to philosophy' or outreach events, this is your platform. Organisations need not be formally inside academic philosophy to post on our blog.
We'd also love to hear if you'd like to partner with us on any initiatives!
Events, Jobs & Opportunities
There are so many events, jobs and opportunities advertised in philosophy that those of interest are easily buried. This is why we'd like to provide a dedicated space for advertising MAP-related events, jobs and opportunities on our blog. This will help to get the right people in the right places, and diversify the discipline over time.
If you're organising an event, leading a hiring committee or facilitating any other opportunity, please get in touch!
Above all, we want to hear from you, to boost your voice, and to give you more influence in developing philosophy both within and outside the academy.